Sheedy Teaching Award
The Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the College of Arts and Letters.
The Sheedy Award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College from 1951–69, and acknowledges a faculty member who has sustained excellence in research and instruction over a wide range of courses. This individual must also motivate and enrich students using innovative and creative teaching methods and influence teaching and learning within the department, College, and University.
2018 Award Recipient
Associate Professor Ernesto Verdeja
Ernesto Verdeja holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His areas of expertise include political violence, transitional justice, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
His first book, Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence, was published by Temple University Press in 2009. Verdeja has since co-edited three collections of essays: Genocide Matters: Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives (2013), Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action (2013), and Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding (2013). The subjects of his numerous articles include moral bystanders to violence, the politics of reconciliation and forgiveness, and the causes of mass violence. He is currently finishing a book project on the logic and dynamics of modern genocide.
Verdeja is director of undergraduate studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, faculty fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, faculty affiliate at the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and executive director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide (New York City).
He will be honored at a faculty reception at 3:30 p.m. on May 7, 2019, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium at the Notre Dame Conference Center.
Previous Award Recipients
|2018||Ernesto Verdeja||Political Science|
|2017||Jessica Collett||Video, Speech, News story||Sociology|
|2016||Marisel Moreno||Video, Speech, News story||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2015||Robert Sedlack||Video, News story||Art, Art History, and Design|
|2014||John Sitter||Video, Speech, News story||English|
|2013||Julia Douthwaite||Video, News story||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2012||Peter Holland||Video, Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|2011||Thomas F.X. Noble||Speech||History|
|2010||James Collins||Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|2009||Richard Pierce||Speech||Africana Studies|
|2006||Christian Moevs||Speech||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2005||Gail Bederman (co-recipient)||Speech||History|
|2005||William Ramsey (co-recipient)||Speech||Philosophy|
|2004||William H. Leahy (co-recipient)||Speech||Economics and Policy Studies|
|2004||A. Peter Walshe (co-recipient)||Speech||Political Science|
|2002||Andrew Weigert||Student reflections: Christopher Broughton, Eugene Kang, and Sarah MacMillen||Sociology|
|2001||Stephen M. Fallon (co-recipient)||Speech||Program of Liberal Studies|
|2001||Wilson “Bill” Miscamble, C.S.C. (co-recipient)||Speech||History|
|2000||Reginald F. Bain||Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|1999||Douglas Kinsey||Speech||Art, Art History, and Design|
|1997||Frederick J. Crosson||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1995||A. James McAdams||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1993||Jeanne Day (co-recipient)||Psychology|
|1993||Timothy Scully (co-recipient)||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1990||Sonia G. Gernes||English|
|1989||Richard F. Foley||Philosophy|
|1988||Rev. George Minamiki, S.J.||Modern & Classical Languages|
|1986||James O. Bellis||Anthropology|
|1985||M. Kathryn Tillman||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1983||John Roos||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1979||Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C.||History|
|1978||Rev. John Dunne, C.S.C.||Theology|
|1977||Edward Cronin||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1973||Robert Vacca||Modern & Classical Languages|