Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching at the graduate school level.

Sponsor: Division 2

Description

The Fund for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology provides financial support for the teaching awards program administered by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The Fund's assets are derived entirely from donations from generous individuals and organizations that seek to promote and recognize excellence in the teaching of psychology.


Note: From 1980-2005, this award combined recognition of graduate students and early career practitioners. In 2006, a separate award was created to recognize Early Career teaching accomplishments.

Eligibility

You can find nomination criteria on Div. 2's website. Renominations and self-nominations are acceptable.

How to Apply

Submit materials via email:

Application Materials
  1. Cover sheet that includes:
    1. Nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
    2. Category of award for which the person is nominated (e.g., 4-year college, 2-year college, high school).
    3. Nominator’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
    4. Name and address of who should be informed if the nominee wins the STP Teaching Award (e.g., department head, principal, supervisor).
  2. Current curriculum vitae that includes educational history of nominee, professional work history, membership in professional organizations, previous recognition or awards, publications, and participation in professional development activities or conferences (e.g., as presenter or attendee).
  3. Letters of recommendation from at least three (3), but not more than five (5), persons, each of whom can speak to the qualifications of the nominee in light of the appropriate criteria.
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy (a maximum of two double-spaced pages).
  5. Evidence to illustrate award criteria.
Past Recipients
2014

Angela Legg

2013

Robert Bubb

2011

Lynne Kennette, Wayne State University, Detroit

2010

Sadie Leder University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

2009

Jeremy Houska University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2008

Jared Keeley, Auburn University

2007

Jessica Irons, Auburn University

2006

Trisha A. Benson, Auburn University

2005

George M. Slavich, University of Oregon

2004

Jason F. Sikorski, Auburn University

2003

Erika W. Pohl, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

2002

Bryan K. Saville, Auburn University

2001

Courtney E. Ahrens, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

2000

Linda R. Tropp, University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif.

1999

William Douglas Woody, Colorado State University

1998

Amy T. Galloway, N. Michigan University

1997

Barbara Hofer, University of Michigan

1996

Earl M. Williams, University of California, Los Angeles

1995

Maria Lynn, St. Louis University

1994

Steven A. Meyers, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

1993

Joel David Swendsen, UCLA

1991

Andrew Schrack Walters, University of Georgia

1990

Cathy Grover, Texas A&M University

1989

Arthur Kohn, Duke University

1988

Linda M. Brandelberry, St. Louis University

1987

David Pittenger, University of Georgia

1986

Lyn Mowafy, University of Arizona

1985

(no award)

1984

Michael R. Stevenson, Purdue University

1983

Hugh Foley, State University of N.Y., Stony Brook, N.Y.

1982

Gary Namie, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif.

1980

Susan Warner, University of Florida