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Outstanding Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA)The Outstanding Faculty Awards are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.

Information on the nominations process can be found in the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards Guidelines, which can be viewed and downloaded via the link on the right side of this page. View prior years' OFA recipients.


OFA WEBINAR

SCHEV hosted a webinar on the Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA) process on June 29th. Read the OFA Webinar AGENDA for login information.

Please share with staff at your institution who coordinate the preparation of OFA nominations, and others you deem appropriate, including (but not necessarily limited to) nominees.

Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Ashley Lockhart.



2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards 

The State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy announced the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards on December 16, 2021.

Since 1987, these awards have recognized faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service. 

Nominees are selected by the institutions, reviewed by a panel of peers and chosen by a committee of leaders from the public and private sectors. In all, 85 nominations were received this year. This group was narrowed to a field of 25 finalists and then to the 12 recipients.

Recipients come from campuses large and small throughout the Commonwealth and from two- and four-year institutions, private and public. Their fields of expertise range from English to medicine. They have in common, however, the qualities honored by Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Awards: the highest level of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, public service and research. 

OFA Guest Speaker Tinni Sen Remarks [pdf]

2022 Recipients


Liz Ackley
Liz Ackley

Roanoke College

Leah Adams
Leah Adams
George Mason University
Rising Star


Jay Albanese
Jay Albanese
Virginia Commonwealth University

Lauren Alleyne
Lauren K. Alleyne
James Madison University

Michelle Doll
Michelle Doll
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rising Star

A. Roger Ekirch
A. Roger Ekirch
Virginia Tech

Thomas Geary
Thomas M. Geary
Tidewater Community College

Kwabena Konadu
Kwabena Konadu
Northern Virginia Community College

Michael Leopold
Michael C. Leopold
University of Richmond

Erica Lewis
Erica J. Lewis
James Madison University

Linsey Marr
Linsey C. Marr
Virginia Tech

Amarda Shehu
Amarda Shehu
George Mason University


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