Teaching and Scholarship: The 2023 Faculty Awards

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Across the institution, 38 professors are recognized for contributions to Dartmouth.

Frances Lim-Liberty accepts Koop award
Geisel professor Frances Lim-Liberty, with her children in tow, accepts the C. Everett Koop, MD, Courage Award at an awards ceremony on May 26. Presenting the award were Cora Koop and Steven Bernstein, director of the Koop Institute at Dartmouth. (Photo by Rob Strong '04)

Thirty-eight members of the faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business have been honored for their exceptional accomplishments in teaching and mentoring, research, and other service to Dartmouth.

"The faculty recognized this year, from across the university, are models of the kind of commitment to students and dedication to scholarship that this institution always seeks to foster," says Provost David Kotz '86. "Their passion for their work has a profound impact on their students, their colleagues, their fields of study, and on Dartmouth."

This year's awardees are:

Arts and Sciences

Frank J. Guarini Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Off-Campus Programs

Awarded to a faculty member who has made significant efforts to advance the mission of Dartmouth's international and domestic off-campus study programs for undergraduates.

Sienna Craig, the Orvil Dryfoos Professorship in Public Affairs and professor of anthropology

Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching

Voted on by the undergraduate senior class ('23s).

Miles Blencowe, the Eleanor and A. Kelvin Smith Distinguished Professor in Physics

John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Tenured Faculty

Awarded to recently tenured faculty members who have an outstanding record of teaching and research.

Miya Qiong Xie, associate professor of Chinese and comparative East Asian literature

Jeremy Ferwerda, associate professor of government

John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Promoted Faculty

Awarded to faculty members recently promoted to full professor who have outstanding teaching and research records.

Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, professor of physics and astronomy

Annabel Martín, professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies

Robert A. Fish 1918 Memorial Prize

Awarded to a newly retired faculty member to commemorate a career of contributions to undergraduate teaching.

John Watanabe, associate professor of anthropology

Deborah King, associate professor of sociology

Karen E. Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement

Awarded to newly tenured faculty members with outstanding scholarship.

Caitlin Hicks Pries, associate professor of biological sciences

Ainsley Morse, associate professor of East European, Eurasian and Russian studies and comparative literature

Dean of the Faculty Teaching Award

Awarded to a nontenured and nontenure track faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to Dartmouth and career distinction.

Jamila Chahboun, senior lecturer in Middle Eastern studies

John Lee, senior lecturer in studio art

Dean of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Advising

Awarded to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to Dartmouth and career distinction.

Jason Lyall, the James Wright Chair in Transnational Studies and associate professor of government

Laura Edmondson, professor of theater

Elizabeth Howland Hand-Otis Norton Pierce Award

Awarded to a member of the faculty who, in the opinion of the Board of Trustees, is an outstanding teacher of undergraduates.

Laura McPherson, associate professor of linguistics

Dean of Faculty Award for Exceptional Service

Awarded to a member of the faculty who has contributed significantly to the life of Dartmouth through their extraordinary commitment to service.

Susan Ackerman, the Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion and professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies

Rebecca Biron, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and comparative literature and director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities

Geisel School of Medicine

Everett Koop, MD, Courage Award, Faculty Recipient

Honoring a faculty member whose courage in serving the public good continues the spirit of C. Everett Koop '37, the former surgeon general.

Frances Lim-Liberty, assistant professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of medical education

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Faculty Recipient, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Given to a faculty member in recognition of their compassion, empathy, respect, and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families while exhibiting the attributes of a scientifically excellent physician.

Vijay Thadani, professor of neurology

Dartmouth-Mosenthal Surgical Society Fellow

Given to faculty exemplifying William T. Mosenthal's responsibility for the welfare of patients, scientific curiosity, passion for teaching, commitment to lifelong learning, and devotion to Dartmouth.

Alexandra Briggs, assistant professor of surgery

Thomas P. Almy Housestaff Teaching Award

Honoring the member of the house staff selected by students to be most distinguished for maintaining a commitment to medical student education and serving as an intellectual and ethical role model.

Taylor Conroy, anesthesiology

Basic Science Teaching Award

Selected by graduating students, this honors a basic science faculty member distinguished for excellence in teaching medical students.

Alexander Fuld, assistant professor of medicine

Clinical Science Teaching Award

Selected by graduating students, this honors a clinical science faculty member distinguished for excellence in teaching medical students.

Rebecca Swenson, assistant professor of medicine

Ann J. Davis Faculty Award

Given by the graduating class to a member of the Geisel faculty who truly champions the student voice.

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, Dean of Educational Affairs

Joseph F. O'Donnell Faculty Award

Given to a member of the Geisel faculty who prioritizes a culture of respect and care, advancing the mission of the school through their work with students.

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, Dean of Educational Affairs

Departmental Clerkship Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Geisel Student Learning

These awards are given annually to the faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and outstanding commitment to medical student learning in the Year 3 and 4 clerkships.

Cory Howarth, instructor in community and family medicine

Gregory Dadekian, assistant professor of medicine

Adam Schwarz, clinical assistant professor of medicine

Christian Dinsmore, clinical assistant professor of neurology

Ryan Ratts, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics

William Keller, assistant professor of psychiatry

Alexandra Briggs, assistant professor of surgery

Excellence in Career Advising Award

Recognizing a faculty specialty adviser for outstanding work in advising students during the residency application process, and in facilitating student professional development throughout their time at Geisel.

Julia Frew, assistant professor of psychiatry

Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies

The 2023 Faculty Mentoring Award

Awarded by the Graduate Student Council to recognize outstanding commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of graduate students.

Kimberley Samkoe, associate professor of engineering

Diane Gilbert Diamond '98, associate professor of epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine

Thayer School of Engineering

Outstanding Service Award for Faculty

Honoring a member of the faculty for their service, dedication, and activities that have significantly enhanced Thayer's community of scholars.

Solomon Diamond, associate professor of engineering and co-director, Design Initiative at Dartmouth

Thayer Distinguished Research Award for Faculty

Awarded to a faculty member for scholarly achievements that demonstrate notable discoveries or research accomplishments through publication, citation, or issued patents.

Weiyang (Fiona) Li, the William P. Harris Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering

Woodhouse Excellence in Teaching Award

Given to the best teacher-scholar among the engineering faculty.

William Scheideler, assistant professor of engineering

Tuck School of Business

Teaching Excellence Awards

Honoring the Tuck faculty who, in the eyes of their students, have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of the educational experience.

Joseph Gerakos '90, the Bakala Professor of Business Administration

Brian Melzer, associate professor of business administration