Faculty awards announced for 2020-21

July 22, 2022

Please join us in congratulating our faculty for their recognitions and awards in the 2020-21 school year.

jill reid and catherine hulshof
Catherine Hulshof, left, and Jill Reid

More than 50 outstanding faculty members are a part of the VCU Department of Biology. Each year they demonstrate their excellence to the department, university and community. That excellence continues to show in their contributions to teaching, research and service. As a result, they continue to be recognized with various awards for their work.

Catherine Hulshof

Humanities and Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award

The purpose of this award is to honor outstanding contributions to academic scholarship by faculty at the assistant or associate level who have produced remarkable work but do not yet have the quantity and full range of scholarship we associate with their more senior colleagues. The award is given for products of scholarship that demonstrate significant depth and breadth of vision; creative and innovative development of theory, method or form; or extension of the frontiers of knowledge in a field that constitutes a substantial contribution to the intellectual community within or beyond the nominees’ fields.

Jill Reid

Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (Math and Sciences)

The purpose of this award is to honor an outstanding contribution to the craft of teaching by a faculty member in the College of Humanities and Sciences. The award is for teaching-related activity and may be given either for specific initiatives that demonstrate significant innovativeness or creativity in teaching or for more general excellence in professing one’s discipline, as evidenced by an unusual ability to engage students and stimulate learning, personal investment and commitment, and an ongoing effort to improve teaching. In either case, there must be evidence of a demonstrable effect on the student learning experience.