Maria Tomasula receives teaching award from Office of the Provost

Author: Shannon Roddel

Joyce and Dockweiler Awards

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and three faculty were honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

Dockweiler Award winners are: Sam Gaglio, assistant dean and concurrent instructor in the Mendoza College of Business; Kathleen Kolberg, professional specialist in the Department of Preprofessional Studies; and Anre Venter, professional specialist and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology.

The 20 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations.

Recipients are: Joseph Buttigieg, Department of English; Xavier Creary, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Steve Fallon, Program of Liberal Studies; Agustin Fuentes, Department of Anthropology; Daniel Graff, Department of History; Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., Department of Theology; Yih-Fang Huang, Department of Electrical Engineering; Anthony Hyder, Department of Physics; Charles Kulpa, Department of Biological Sciences; William Leahy, Department of Economics; Tara Macleod, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Kerry Meyers, College of Engineering; Ken Milani, Department of Accountancy; Brian O’Conchubhair, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Jeffrey Peng, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Anne Pilkington, Department of Mathematics; Georgine Resick, Department of Music; Deborah Rotman, Department of Anthropology; Maria Tomasula, Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Xiaoshan Yang, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

The undergraduate teaching award is supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates in the Class of 1937. This is the fifth year that advisors and student mentors are being honored through an award supported by the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on April 13, 2011.