Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement

About the Awards

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement is annually awarded at the May Commencement Ceremony. All current full-time faculty members are eligible to receive the award, provided they have had full-time status for a period of no less than two consecutive years preceding the nomination.  Nominations for the award may be made by professional, graduate, or undergraduate students.

The following criteria will be used for selection by the committee.  You may add additional support information if warranted.

  • Competence of subject area.
  • Ability to inspire students and to present subject matter in an interesting and effective manner so as to stimulate maximum learning.
  • Considerable interest and concern for students as individuals.
  • Service to the students and to the University.
  • Cannot be a previous winner of the award.


Past Recipients

2018
Mark V. Reedy, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

2017
Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD, Professor, School of Medicine

2016
Kenneth J. Melilli, B.A.,  J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2015
Peter C. Stone, M.S.
Instructor, Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

2014

Thomas E. Pisarri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science
School of Medicine

2013
A. Joseph Threlkeld, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2012
Ryan A. Spangler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences

2011
Shirley A. Blanchard, Ph.D.|
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2010
Victoria F. Roche, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacy Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2009
Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
College of Arts and Sciences

2008
Gary D. Michels, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

2007
John Wingender, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Finance, Chair
College of Business Administration

2006
Jeffrey P. Hause, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences

2005
Ronald R. Volkmer, J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2004
Terry D. Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

2003
Neil S. Norton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oral Biology
School of Dentistry

2002
Tom Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Business Administration

2001
R. Collin Mangrum, S.J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2000
Anthony E. Kincaid, Ph.D., P.T.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

1999
Brian S. Hook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Classics and Modern Languages
College of Arts and Sciences

1998
Gregory Zacharias, Ph.D.
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

1997
Ginger G. Parker, MBA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Arts and Sciences

1996
Robert S. Dornsife, Ph.D.
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

1995
Martin Hulce, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

1994
Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA
Associate Professor of Finance
College of Business Administration

1993
Edward O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Education
College of Arts and Sciences

1992
Ashton W. Welch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
College of Arts and Sciences

1991
Ronald J. Hospodka, BS, MS, MBA, FACA
Assistant Professor of Administrative and Social Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

1990
Nancy W. Perry, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

1989
Andrew K. Hoh, BA, MBA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
College of Business Administration

1988
Sr. Maryanne Stevens, Ph.D., RSM
Associate Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences

1987
Walter A. Brzezinski

School of Medicine

1986
Joseph M. Phillips, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
College of Business Administration

1985
James S. Wunsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Sciences and International Relations
College of Arts and Sciences

1984
William A. Albano

School of Medicine

1983
Bette Novit-Evans
Associate Professor of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

1982
Roland J. Santoni, BS, LL.M.
Professor of Law
School of Law

1981
Loy L. Julius

School of Dentistry

1980
Fr. Leonard A. Waters, S.J.

College of Arts and Sciences

1979
Fr. James L. Datko

College of Arts and Sciences

1978
Raymond W. Shaddy, DDS

School of Dentistry

1977
William R. Heaston

College of Business Administration

1976
Richard Sieling

College of Arts and Sciences


1975
Orville H. Zabel, Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences

1974
Sheila A. Ryan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean of Nursing
School of Nursing

1973
Frank M. Ferraro
Professor of Microbiology
School of Medicine

1972


1971
Francis M. Klein, Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences

1970
Richard D. Shugrue, Ph.D.

School of Arts and Sciences

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement

About the Awards

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement is annually awarded at the May Commencement Ceremony. All current full-time faculty members are eligible to receive the award, provided they have had full-time status for a period of no less than two consecutive years preceding the nomination.  Nominations for the award may be made by professional, graduate, or undergraduate students.

The following criteria will be used for selection by the committee.  You may add additional support information if warranted.

  • Competence of subject area.
  • Ability to inspire students and to present subject matter in an interesting and effective manner so as to stimulate maximum learning.
  • Considerable interest and concern for students as individuals.
  • Service to the students and to the University.
  • Cannot be a previous winner of the award.


Past Recipients

2018
Mark V. Reedy, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

2017
Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD, Professor, School of Medicine

2016
Kenneth J. Melilli, B.A.,  J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2015
Peter C. Stone, M.S.
Instructor, Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

2014

Thomas E. Pisarri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science
School of Medicine

2013
A. Joseph Threlkeld, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2012
Ryan A. Spangler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences

2011
Shirley A. Blanchard, Ph.D.|
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2010
Victoria F. Roche, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacy Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

2009
Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
College of Arts and Sciences

2008
Gary D. Michels, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

2007
John Wingender, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Finance, Chair
College of Business Administration

2006
Jeffrey P. Hause, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences

2005
Ronald R. Volkmer, J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2004
Terry D. Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

2003
Neil S. Norton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oral Biology
School of Dentistry

2002
Tom Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Business Administration

2001
R. Collin Mangrum, S.J.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law

2000
Anthony E. Kincaid, Ph.D., P.T.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

1999
Brian S. Hook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Classics and Modern Languages
College of Arts and Sciences

1998
Gregory Zacharias, Ph.D.
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

1997
Ginger G. Parker, MBA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Arts and Sciences

1996
Robert S. Dornsife, Ph.D.
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

1995
Martin Hulce, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

1994
Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA
Associate Professor of Finance
College of Business Administration

1993
Edward O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Education
College of Arts and Sciences

1992
Ashton W. Welch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
College of Arts and Sciences

1991
Ronald J. Hospodka, BS, MS, MBA, FACA
Assistant Professor of Administrative and Social Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

1990
Nancy W. Perry, BA, MA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

1989
Andrew K. Hoh, BA, MBA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
College of Business Administration

1988
Sr. Maryanne Stevens, Ph.D., RSM
Associate Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences

1987
Walter A. Brzezinski

School of Medicine

1986
Joseph M. Phillips, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
College of Business Administration

1985
James S. Wunsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Sciences and International Relations
College of Arts and Sciences

1984
William A. Albano

School of Medicine

1983
Bette Novit-Evans
Associate Professor of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

1982
Roland J. Santoni, BS, LL.M.
Professor of Law
School of Law

1981
Loy L. Julius

School of Dentistry

1980
Fr. Leonard A. Waters, S.J.

College of Arts and Sciences

1979
Fr. James L. Datko

College of Arts and Sciences

1978
Raymond W. Shaddy, DDS

School of Dentistry

1977
William R. Heaston

College of Business Administration

1976
Richard Sieling

College of Arts and Sciences


1975
Orville H. Zabel, Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences

1974
Sheila A. Ryan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean of Nursing
School of Nursing

1973
Frank M. Ferraro
Professor of Microbiology
School of Medicine

1972


1971
Francis M. Klein, Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences

1970
Richard D. Shugrue, Ph.D.

School of Arts and Sciences