10 A&L faculty members receive undergraduate teaching and advising awards

Author: Chloe McCotter

Nine faculty members in the College of Arts & Letters have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and another was honored with a Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, and the recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

The Joyce Awards, established in 2007, are supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates of Notre Dame’s Class of 1937. They honor faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching, and, in particular, recognize 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 Dockweiler Awards, established in 2007 with a gift from the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation, recognize faculty or staff members who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to Notre Dame undergraduates through outstanding mentoring, academic advising or career counseling services.



Kraig Beyerlein, sociology

David Fagerberg, theology

Michael Kackman, film, television and theater

Laura Knoppers, English

Bradley Malkovsky, theology

Rebecca McKenna, history

Joyelle McSweeney, English

Meghan Sullivan, philosophy

Yongping Zhu, East Asian languages and cultures


Claudia A. Francis, Hesburgh Program in Public Service

Originally published at news.nd.edu.