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The Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences and The Ohio State University regularly recognize exceptional faculty achievements in teaching, service and research or creative activity through formal awards. More than a quarter of our faculty have received at least one teaching award, and many have received Distinguished University Awards.

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DEPARTMENT AWARDS: 2021-2022

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CHRISTIANE BUUCK | The Department of English Teaching Award for First-Year Writing

The Department of English Teaching Award for First-Year Writing recognizes an instructor of English 1110 for extraordinary commitment to the learning experience of student writers. The award is determined by the staff of the First-Year Writing Program following review classroom assignments, statement of purpose, and student response through discursive evaluations.

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CHRISTIANE BUUCK | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award

This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

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MOLLY J. FARRELL | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award

This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

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PRANAV JANI | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award

Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

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Amy Shuman

AMY SHUMAN | Marlene B. Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership

This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

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COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY AWARDS: 2021-2022

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Scott L. DeWitt

SCOTT L. DEWITT | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities

The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. It is bestowed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

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AMRITA DHAR | Buckeye Access All-Star

The Buckeye Access All-Star Award recognizes members of the university community who make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities.

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Jared Gardner

JARED GARDNER | President & Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

The President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service annually recognizes up to three tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members who have been at Ohio State for at least five years.

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Wendy Hesford

WENDY S. HESFORD | President & Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

The President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service annually recognizes up to three tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members who have been at Ohio State for at least five years.

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Elizabeth Hewitt

ELIZABETH HEWITT | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities

The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. Bestowed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

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Rob Hughes

ROB HUGHES | Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Departments of English & History

The Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award in English and History recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

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Pranav Jani

PRANAV JANI | ASC Diversity Enhancement Award

The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by faculty whose research, teaching and service promote diversity and support a culture that exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness.

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John Jones

JOHN JONES | Buckeye Access All-Star

The Buckeye Access All-Star Award recognizes members of the university community who make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities.

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LESLIE LOCKETT | Buckeye Access All-Star

The Buckeye Access All-Star Award recognizes members of the university community who make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities.

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Jake Risinger

JAKE RISINGER | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their excellence in teaching. Students, faculty and alumni may nominate faculty. A committee of students, previous recipients and alumni choose the recipients.

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Amy Shuman

AMY SHUMAN | Buckeye Access All-Star

The Buckeye Access All-Star Award recognizes members of the university community who make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities.

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Elissa Washuta

ELISSA WASHUTA | ASC Early-Career Faculty Excellence Award

The ASC Early-Career Faculty Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service of early and mid-career faculty at the time of promotion

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Elissa Washuta

ELISSA WASHUTA | Early-Career Distinguished Scholar Award

The Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award honors three assistant professors and early associate professors who show promise of making significant contributions to Ohio State and their field for years to come.

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Karen Winstead

KAREN WINSTEAD | Buckeye Access All-Star

The Buckeye Access All-Star Award recognizes members of the university community who make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities.

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Karen Winstead

KAREN WINSTEAD | Honors Faculty Service Award

This award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities which have enhanced the quality of education available to honors students in the liberal arts.

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: 2021-2022

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CHRIS CASTILLO | Coalition for Community Writing-Emerging Scholars Award

The Coalition for Community Writing (CCW) Emerging Scholars Award was created in collaboration with the American Indian Caucus, the Asian/Asian American Caucus, the Black Caucus, the Latinx Caucus and DBLAC for BIPOC graduate students and faculty. 

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Scott L. DeWitt

SCOTT L. DEWITT | Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field

The Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field honors scholarship and professional service to the field of computers and writing. The award is named in honor of Charles Moran, a former member of Computers and Composition’s editorial board.

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Amrita Dhar

AMRITA DHAR | National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship supports humanities scholars and their projects, innovative digital public initiatives and infrastructure programs at cultural institutions.

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Kathy Fagan Grandinetti

KATHY FAGAN GRANDINETTI | Pushcart Prize 2022

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, is an annual collection that publishes short stories, poetry and essays.

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Richard Firth Green

RICHARD FIRTH GREEN | Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

The Fellowship of the Medieval Academy of America is granted to those that have made lifelong contributions to medieval studies through their scholarship, teaching and service. 

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Beverly Moss

BEVERLY MOSS | Coalition for Community Writing-Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Award

The Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to community writing, which includes scholarship areas such as service-learning, community-based research, community literacy, ethnography, community publishing, advocacy and activist writing.

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Dorothy Noyes

DOROTHY NOYES | Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented by the American Folklore Society to scholars who have contributed exceptionally through academic leadership to the field of folklore.  

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Angie Romines

ANGIE ROMINES | Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Nonfiction

The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Non-Fiction gives artists the resources to experiment and explore their art forms, develop skills and advance their careers.

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Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

DOUG SUTTON-RAMSPECK | Tenth-Gate Prize 

The Tenth Gate Prize honors mid-career poets writing in English. A prize of $1000 and publication of the full-length collection is awarded.

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ROBYN WARHOL |  Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award

The Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award is given by the International Society for the Study of Narrative and celebrates outstanding scholar-teachers who have made sustained contributions to narrative studies over the course of their careers.

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Elissa Washuta

ELISSA WASHUTA | 2022 PEN Open Book Award Finalist 

The PEN Open Book Award invites book submissions by authors of color, published in the United States. The Open Book Award was created by PEN America’s Open Book Committee, a group committed to racial and ethnic diversity within the literary and publishing communities.

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Department awards

JILL GALVAN | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

LAUREN COOK | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

KAREN WINSTEAD | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

 

CHRISTIANE BUUCK | Kitty O. Locker Undergraduate Professional Writing Contest—Instructor
The Department of English Teaching Award for First-Year Writing recognizes the instructor of English 1110 for extraordinary commitment to the learning experience of student writers. The award is determined by the staff of the First-Year Writing Program following review classroom assignments, statement of purpose, and student response through discursive evaluations

JONATHAN BUEHL | Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 


College & university awards

WENDY HESFORD | Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow
Established in 1989, the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program (ALP) is an intensive experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. 

DOROTHY NOYES | College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship
This award serves to honor full professor colleagues who have excelled in teaching, service and research/creative activity, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college and university and/or the public.

SIMONE DRAKE | Community Engaged Scholar Award
The Community Engaged Scholar Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated engaged scholarship that has impacted communities. Community Engaged Scholars have made significant contribution to Ohio State's culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

DOROTHY NOYES | Distinguished Scholar Award
Senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential. Bestowed by the Ohio State Office of Research.

RYAN FRIEDMAN | Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching, service and/or outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness.

ELIZABETH WEISER | Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award
The Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award recognizes two leading scholars from among the Ohio State Newark regular faculty, one tenured and one tenure-track.

DANIEL KELLER | Ohio State Newark Teaching Excellence Award
The Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to each of the following: (i) one full-time lecturer/visiting assistant professor, (ii) one tenure-track faculty member, and (iii) one tenured faculty member “to recognize individuals doing excellent teaching and to stimulate excellence in teaching.” Recipients are selected by a committee of previous winners, faculty appointed to the Professional Standards Committee, and if possible, students appointed by the Student Senate Committee. Ohio State Newark students, faculty, administrators and alumni may make nominations.

SARAH NEVILLE (2020) and NICK WHITE (2021) | Paul W. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching in English and History
The Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award in English and History recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

ANGUS FLETCHER | Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring supports a member of the Humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. While the emphasis is on outstanding performance in the classroom, the selection committee also considers the nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning.

DAVID BREWER | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

ELIZABETH HEWITT | College of Arts and Sciences Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Award
Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service of early and mid-career faculty at the time of promotion.


National & international awards

JIAN NEO CHEN | Association for Asian American Studies Social Sciences Book Award

BEVERLY MOSS | Conference of College Composition and Communication Exemplar Award
The CCCC Executive Committee presents, as occasion demands, the CCCC Exemplar Award to a person whose years of service as an exemplar for the organization represents the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching and service to the entire profession.

JAMES PHELAN | International Society for the Study of Narrative Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes outstanding scholar-teachers who have made sustained contributions to narrative studies over the course of their careers.

 

FREDERICK ALDAMA | International Latino Book Awards Best Nonfiction Multi-Author Book

AMRITA DHAR | National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

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Department awards

AMANPAL GARCHA | Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

ELIZABETH HEWITT | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

JENNIFER PATTON | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

DAN SEWARD | Department of English Teaching Award for First Year Writing
The Department of English Teaching Award for First-Year Writing recognizes the instructor of English 1110 for extraordinary commitment to the learning experience of student writers. The award is determined by the staff of the First-Year Writing Program following review classroom assignments, statement of purpose, and student response through discursive evaluations.

KAREN WINSTEAD | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.


College & university awards

FREDERICK ALDAMA | Distinguished University Professor Award
This honor highlights one to three full professors who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research, scholarly or creative work and service. It is the highest faculty honor at The Ohio State University.

CHRISTA TESTON | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

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Department awards

ALAN FARMER | Marlene Longenecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

MARGARET PRICE | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

CLARISSA SUREK-CLARK | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

KAREN WINSTEAD | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.


College & university awards

FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA | Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
This award recognizes a member of the humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. The nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning is also considered. 

FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA | Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership
This award is given to a faculty member, staff member or student who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically-underrepresented groups at the university.

SARA CROSBY | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. 

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Department awards

KORITHA MITCHELL | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

BEVERLY MOSS | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

MARTIN JOE PONCE | The Marlene Longenecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
Annual award for one English department faculty member who embodies generosity and citizenship in the Department of English and is selected by the chair of the English department.


College & university awards

MEGHAN HATTAWAY | Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer
Recognizes a maximum of six lecturers, senior lecturers, or other associated faculty members for their teaching excellence.

LAUREN SQUIRES | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students

CHRISTA TESTON | Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Departments of English and History / Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

BEVERLY MOSS | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

VALERIE LEE | Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Trustees in 1952 to recognize individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university. Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Recipients of this award have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities.

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Department awards

DREW JONES | Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

JAKE RISINGER | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

LINA FERREIRA | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

MARTIN JOE PONCE | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.


College & university awards

ELIZABETH KOLKOVICH | Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Departments of English and History / Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

TOMMY DAVIS | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. 

SARA CROSBY | Teaching Excellence Award — Marion campus 
For excellence in teaching, chosen by faculty.

FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

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Department awards

PRANAV JANI | The Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

MEMORY RISINGER | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

KAREN WINSTEAD | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.


College & university awards

BRIAN McHALE | Distinguished Scholar Award
Senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

ANDREÁ N. WILLIAMS | Arts & Humanities Diversity Enhancement Award

ANDREÁ N. WILLIAMS | Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award annually recognizes up to five recipients for exceptional diversity efforts.

WENDY HESFORD | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities 
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

AMY SHUMAN | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

ELIZABETH KOLKOVICH | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

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Department awards

ALAN FARMER | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

ERIN McGRAW | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

JENNY PATTON | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

ANDREÀ WILLIAMS | The Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 


College & university awards

WENDY HESFORD | College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award
Description Each year the College of Arts & Sciences gives four Outstanding Teaching Awards, one each in the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural & Mathematical Sciences and one for lecturers. These Awards recognize excellence and outstanding contribution both in undergraduate and graduate teaching and in all aspects of teaching, not just class performance.

JENNY PATTON | Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer
Recognizes a maximum of six lecturers, senior lecturers, or other associated faculty members for their teaching excellence.

AMY SHUMAN | Distinguished Scholar Award
Senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

EDDIE SINGLETON | Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award
This award recognizes contributions of exceptional faculty and staff to first-year student success, and honors those who have demonstrated a passion beyond their typical job responsibilities for helping students make the most of their first year, fostering personal connections with or among first-year students, implementing policies that helped make first-year student success possible, and serving as a resource to new students.

CHRISTIAN ZACHER | Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Trustees in 1952 to recognize individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university. Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Recipients of this award have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities.

NAN JOHNSON | Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
This award recognizes a member of the humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. The nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning is also considered.

BEVERLY MOSS | Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Departments of English and History / Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

ELIZABETH RENKER | Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts and Humanities
The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. 

CHRISTOPHER HIGHLEY | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

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Department awards

AMANPAL GARCHA | English Graduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

ELIZABETH HEWITT | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

LISA KISER | The Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

JOHN MOE | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.


College & university awards

FREDERICK ALDAMA | Distinguished Scholar Award
Senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

LYNN ITAGAKI | Arts & Humanities Diversity Enhancement Award

AMY SHUMAN | Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.

BEN McCORKLE | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

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Department awards

MURRAY BEJA | English Undergraduate Organization Associated Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

LUKE WILSON | The Marlene Longnecker Award for Teaching and Leadership
This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

CHRISTOPHER HIGHLEY | English Undergraduate Organization Professor of the Year Award
This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment tot students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.


College & university awards

CHRISTOPHER HIGHLEY | Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Departments of English and History / Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

MARTIN JOE PONCE | Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.

ERIN McGRAW | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.

KAY HALASEK | Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.