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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards

Current Undergraduates  ⟩  College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards
Emily Bretherick Rowland, instructional associate professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Emily Bretherick Rowland, instructional associate professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is the 2022 Liberal Arts Outstanding Instructor of the Year.

Jacqueline Frost DiBiasie-Sammons, Assistant Professor of Classics

Jacqueline Frost DiBiasie-Sammons, assistant professor of Classics, is the 2022 Cora Lee Graham Outstanding Teacher of Freshmen.

  • CORA LEE GRAHAM AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

In 1984, Cora Lee Graham of Union City, Tennessee, established an endowment “to help retain better professors who teach the freshman classes” in the College of Liberal Arts. Criteria for this annual award include, but are not limited to, excellence of class instruction, intellectual stimulation of students, and concern for students’ welfare. Recipients are recognized during the College’s commencement ceremony, have their name added to an award plaque in the Dean’s office, and receive $1,000. Eligibility for these awards is open to all full-time faculty in the College of Liberal Arts who are actively involved in teaching 100- or 200-level courses or other courses intended primarily for freshmen. As of 2023, two awards are given: one for tenured/tenure-track and the other for Instructional faculty. Temporary and visiting faculty, as well as previous recipients, are not eligible.

Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy

Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, is the 2022 Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

  • HOWELL FAMILY OUTSTANDING TEACHER OF THE YEAR

In 1985, the College of Liberal Arts began recognizing the Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Criteria for the annual award include, but are not limited to, excellence of class instruction, intellectual stimulation of students, and concern for students’ welfare. Recipients are recognized during the College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony, have their name added to an award plaque in the Dean’s office, and receive $1,000. All full-time faculty, in the College of Liberal Arts, who are actively teaching courses at any level, are eligible. Temporary and visiting faculty, as well as previous recipients, are not eligible.

Allen Clark, associate professor of Arabic and codirector of the Arabic Language Flagship Program, is the 2022 University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year.

  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI HUMANITIES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

The College of Liberal Arts and the Mississippi Humanities Council co-sponsor the Humanities Teacher of the Year Award, recognizing outstanding contributions of humanities faculty at the University of Mississippi with a free public lecture in Oxford and at the Mississippi Humanities Council annual awards ceremony in Jackson in the spring.