School of Arts and Sciences

Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

The Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring honors an individual — typically a tenure, full-time faculty member — who is involved in the cocurricular and extracurricular life of the campus and, more importantly, has had a significant impact on students' lives as an exceptional teacher, mentor, adviser and friend.

The $5,000 prize is presented annually at the April faculty meeting.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to submit nominations. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Arts and Sciences upon the recommendation of a committee that includes two students appointed by the Student Union and two previous Lerman-Neubauer recipients in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nominations are due in March 1, 2023.

2022 Recipient

Jill Greenlee


Jill Greenlee
Associate Professor of Politics

Nominator Comments

  • "She has made herself available over email, after class, before class, during class and more. She has always helped with brainstorming for papers, giving ideas for jobs and career paths and anything else we have asked of her."
  • "Prof. Greenlee has grown to feel like a mentor to me who has supported and advocated for my success. She constantly goes above and beyond to connect students to resources."
  • "Her passion for teaching about marginalized, underrepresented groups in American political institutions is palpable from every carefully assigned reading and every thought provoking lecture."

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Department(s)
2021 Govind Sreenivasan History
2020 Michael Willrich History
2019 Elizabeth Brainerd Economics; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
2018 Aparna Baskaran Physics
2017 Adrianne Krstansky Theater Arts
2016 Sarah Lamb Anthropology
2015 Jané Kondev Physics
2014 Marion Smiley Philosophy
2013 Don Katz Psychology
2012 Timothy Hickey Computer Science
2011 Richard Gaskins American Studies, Legal Studies
2010 Elizabeth Emma Ferry Anthropology
2009 David Rakowski Music
2008 Leonard Muellner Classical Studies
2007 David Cunningham Sociology
2006 Ann Koloski-Ostrow Classical Studies
2005 Ibrahim Sundiata African and Afro-American Studies; History
2004 Thomas King English, American Literature
2003 William Flesch English, American Literature
2002 Chandler Fulton Biology
2001 Jane Hale Romance and Comparative Literature
2000 Robert Szulkin Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages
1999 Barney Schwalberg Economics