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 prize, which carries a stipend of $5,000, is presented annually at the April faculty meeting
All undergraduates are invited to submit nominations by the deadline. 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 Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nominations are due by March 12, 2021.
- "Professor Willrich is the ultimate example of what it means to be a scholar and teacher. He cares deeply about students and makes it a priority to ensure all students in his classroom are heard. He is always available to talk with students and give advice and provide guidance."
- "He balances humor with professionalism; outstanding scholarship and research with an unparalleled ability to convey complex substance accessibly; leadership at the front of the classroom with eager engagement as a participant in the learning experience; challenging us intellectually while supporting us every step of the way. Professor Willrich simply and inescapably embodies excellence."
- "Professor Willrich cares profoundly about social justice and our well-being as individuals and as a community."
|2019||Elizabeth Brainerd||Economics; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|2017||Adrianne Krstansky||Theater Arts|
|2012||Timothy Hickey||Computer Science|
|2011||Richard Gaskins||American Studies, Legal Studies|
|2010||Elizabeth Emma Ferry||Anthropology|
|2008||Leonard Muellner||Classical Studies|
|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|
|2001||Jane Hale||Romance and Comparative Literature|
|2000||Robert Szulkin||Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages|