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20 faculty and staff receive first Joyce, Dockweiler Awards

Author: Arts and Letters


Seventeen University of Notre Dame faculty members have been selected as recipients of the first Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three faculty and staff members have been selected to receive the first Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The Joyce Award, formerly known as the Kaneb Teaching Award, was established this year and is named for the late executive vice president of Notre Dame. It honors faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching, and, in particular, recognizes professors who create environments that stimulate significant student learning, elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement, and foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within their disciplines. The award was funded through an endowment established by the Notre Dame class of 1937, of which Father Joyce was a member, on the 70th anniversary of his graduation.

The Dockweiler Award, also established this year, recognizes faculty or staff members who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to Notre Dame undergraduates through outstanding mentoring, academic advising or career counseling services. It was created through a gift from the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation.

The Joyce Award recipients are: Sunny Boyd, biological sciences; Yu-Chi Chang, management; Kathleen Cummings, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism; Paul Down, art, art history and design; Jan-Lder Hagens, German and Russian languages and literatures; Louis MacKenzie, Romance languages and literatures; A. James McAdams, political science; Jeffrey Miller, accountancy; Carolyn Nordstrom, anthropology; Rev. Mark Poorman, C.S.C., theology; William Ramsey, philosophy; Siiri Scott, film, television and theatre; Michael Stanisic, aerospace and mechanical engineering; Jeffrey Talley, civil engineering and geological sciences; Richard Taylor, chemistry and biochemistry; A. Peter Walshe, political science; and Michael Wiescher, physics.

The Dockweiler Award recipients are: Carl Ackerman, finance; Rev. James Foster, C.S.C., preprofessional studies; and L. John Roos, political science.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at on April 18, 2007.