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Hunter-Hamilton Nomination Information

Is there a professor at Queens whose care and enthusiasm has molded and perhaps has even changed your life? The Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award seeks to honor that professor.

Half of the monetary award will go directly to the individual and half to an academic program or department of the recipient's choosing. Past winners include Rev. Dr. Diane Mowrey (2015), Ms. Ruth Stephenson (2014), Dr. Kent Rhodes (2013), Dr. Cherie Clark (2012),  Dr. Roger McGrath (2011), Professor Jane Hadley (2010), Professor Richard Crown (2009), and Professor Phyllis Pharr (2008).
 

The following members of Queens' faculty are eligible for the 2016 Hunter Hamilton Love of Teaching Award:
 

Dr. Dimitra Acheson, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Christine Allegretti, Professor of Psychology

Ms. Chrystle Baker, Instructor of Kinesiology

Dr. John Bennett, Associate Professor of Business and Behavioral Science

Dr. Janie Best, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Harry Bowen, W.R. Holland Chair of International Business and Finance and Professor of International Business and Economics

Dr. Jessica Braswell, Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Dr. Bradley Brooks, Professor of Marketing

Dr. Timothy Burson, Professor of Economics

Dr. Grace Buttriss, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ms. Deborah Campbell, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Siulolovao Challons-Lipton, Professor of Art

Dr. Margaret Commins, Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Suzanne Cooper Guasco, Robert Haywood Morrison Professor & Associate Professor of History

Dr. Steven Cox, Professor of Marketing

Mr. W. Morris Creech, Associate Professor of English

Ms. Erin DeBell, Instructor of Spanish

Dr. Carrie DeJaco, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Linda Dunlap, Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Jennifer Easterwood, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Mohammed el-Nawawy, Professor of International Communication and Middle Easern Studies

Dr. Rebecca Engen, Professor of Music

Mr. James Foster, Professor of Business Law

Dr. J. Norris Frederick, James A. Jones Chair in Philosophy and Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Lucia Galleno, Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Lily Halsted, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Melinda Harper, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Suzanne Henderson, Associate Professor of Religion

Dr. Jesus Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Annette Hines, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Suzanne Horn, Associate Professor of Education

Mr. David Hudson, Instructor of Nursing

Dr. Helen Hull, Assistant Professor of English

Ms. Jayne Johnson, Professor of Art

Dr. Nancy Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychology

Ms. Joanna Katsanos, Instructor of Biology

Dr. Mark Kelso, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Michael Kobre, Charles A. Dana Professor of English

Dr. Patricia Koplas, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Eric Lien, Professor of French

Dr. John McArthur III, Associate Professor of Communication

Ms. Andrea McCrary, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Dorothy McGavran, Professor of English

Ms. Janice McRorie, Instructor of Nursing

Dr. Debra Miles, Associate Professor of Nursing

Ms. Teresa Moorman, Instructor of Nursing

Dr. Eric Mullis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Daina Nathaniel, Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Karen Neal, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Paul Nitsch, Carolyn G. McMahon Professor of Music

Ms. Teneal Pardue, Instructor of Mathematics

Dr. Varvara Pasiali, Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Reed Perkins, Sam & Carolyn McMahon Professor of Environmental Science

Dr. Tracy Petleski, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Patrice Petroff, Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Greg Pillar, William S. Lee Professor and Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Chemistry

Dr. Gary Powell, Professor of Finance

Dr. Leanne Pupchek, Professor of Communication

Mr. S. Craig Renfroe, Associate Professor of English

Dr. John Repede, Professor of Quantitative Methods

Ms. Constance Rhyne-Bray, Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Laree Schoolmeesters, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Emily Seelbinder, Professor of English

Dr. Michele Shaul, Professor of Spanish

Dr. Michael Tarabek, Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Amy Thornburg, Associate Professor of Education

Dr. W. Andrew Tucker, Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Kimberly Weller, Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Liliana Wendorff, Professor of Spanish

Dr. Robert Whalen, Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon, Jr. Professor of History

Dr. Zachary White, Assistant Professor of Communication

Dr. Jeremiah Wills, Associate Professor of Sociology

Mr. Michael Wirth, Associate Professor of Art

Dr. Kara Wooten, Assistant Professor of Theatre

Dr. Leina Wu, Associate Professor of Mathematics  

Criteria

To be eligible for the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award, a nominee must:

  • Be a full-time member having taught at Queens University of Charlotte for at least five years, including any sabbatical leave;
  • Be capable of communicating to students the sheer joy, wonder and awe of learning;
  • Have established a record of contagious enthusiasm for classroom teaching and tutelage;
  • Be dedicated and patient with students, with service to them being of highest priority;
  • Have the ability to stimulate extraordinary accomplishments in students including those with average abilities as well as those with exceptional capabilities;
  • Be able to build self-esteem, self-reliance and instill in students a desire to learn;
  • Have an ability to clarify complex matters for students; and
  • Treat students with dignity and respect as impressionable persons with individual hopes, fears, pains and histories - making every effort to know them by name.

 
To Nominate

Deadline: All nominations must be received no later than March 1, 2016. Those most persuasive letters describe how the nominee embodies the criteria for the award, and will give examples of how this faculty member touched your life. There are two ways to submit your nomination:

1. You may send a detailed letter of recommendation to:
Hunter-Hamilton Search Committee
Academic Affairs Office
Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274

2. You may submit your letter by email as an attachment to awards.hamilton@queens.edu
Your letter of nomination must include your name, contact information, and your class year if you are an alumnus or current student.

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