2021 Celebration of Teaching Excellence

2021 Celebration of Teaching Excellence awards ceremony

Friday, May 7, 12-1p

(click here for the 2020 Teaching Excellence awards ceremony web page)

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of Mason’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. The Teaching Excellence Awards are both institutional recognition and a monetary acknowledgment of the significant work that faculty members devote to course planning and preparation; curriculum development; and innovative teaching, advising, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring.

2021 Award Winners

(Sign the Congratulations Book below)

Teaching Excellence Award Winners


Jennifer Hathaway

Tehama Lopez-Bunyasi

Cindy Parker

Kathleen Ramos

Susan Hirsch - High Impact

Anthony Hoefer - High Impact

Lauren Kuykendall - High Impact

Stephanie Lessard-Pilon - High Impact

Cynthia (Cindy) Smith - High Impact 

David Luther - General Education


Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners


Carrie Klein

Glenn Preston





Online Teaching Excellence Award Winner


Ioulia Rytikova




David J. King Award Winner


Daniel Menasce


Adjunct Teachers of Distinction 


Virginia Cronin

Basak Durgun

Stephen Gillespie

Anisah Kabli

Melissa Kehoe

Maoria Kirker

Heather Murphy





Online Teachers of Distinction 

Andrea Boykin

Danielle Catona

Chien-Chung (Edward) Huang

Graziella McCarron

Erin Murdoch


Distinguished Library Faculty Award Winner


Wendy Mann




 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winner


Andrew Peterson


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Glenn - Congrats as well, and likewise on all counts!
Congratulations to all the winners and especially David Luther! Well deserved honors! You inspire us!
Congratulations Dad! I am so proud of you.
Congratulations to all of the 2021 award winners. I would like to extend special congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Ramos. Your mentorship and instruction have been pivotal in my journey. Your students' learning and lives are impacted by who you are and what you do. Thank you so much for your incredible work!
To all of our incredible Award Winners and Teachers of Distinction! Thank you so much for all that you do to design engaging learning experiences, to offer meaningful and authentic assessments, and to support our students in their personal and professional journeys. We are inspired by your commitment and dedication to our community - BRAVO to all of you! With great admiration, Kim
Congratulations to all the winners!!!!
Congrats to all in this challenging year, and especially to my IST colleague Dr Ioulia Rytikova!
Congratulations to Cindy Parker !!! You are amazing!
Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Klein on her well-deserved 2021 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award. It is an honor to be a fellow recipient of this award with someone as distinguished and accomplished as you are. 🙂
Congratulations to Heather Murphy for your recognition as a "teacher of distinction". Your hard work and dedication are recognized by your students and peers.
Congratulations to Kathy Ramos and Jennifer Hathaway! I am honored to work with such wonderful colleagues! So well deserved!
Congrats Maoria Kirker! So proud of and inspired by you!
Congrats Dr. Hathaway, Dr. Ramos, and Heather Murphy! WELL DESERVED!
Bravo, Glenn Preston! Congratulations on your hard-earned success!
Congrats to all!! In such a tough year, this is especially commendable! Shout out to Lauren & Erin in our Psychology Department! Special shout out to Susan Hirsch, a friend & colleague & wonderful inspiration!
All of you have many reasons to be proud! Many thanks for helping create a more positive future.
Wonderful! Congratulations to all! Wishing you the best!
Congratulations to all those who received an award or distinction. We need more people like you in the world!
Congratulations to all! And especially to our own Steve Gillespie. Your contributions as an instructor make our ECON program strong!
Congratulations to all of the award winners! A special shout out to both Lauren & Erin for representing the psychology department so well, congrats!
Congratulations Dr. Ramos and Dr. Hathaway! You are such assets to your students and to CEHD- very well deserved!
Congratulations to all award winners. Cindy, my wholehearted congratulations to you- well deserved!
Dear Dr. Kathy Ramos and Dr. Jennifer Hathaway, Congratulations!!! to you all, our CEHD colleagues. We already know what amazing educators you are, and now this is out there for the world to see. You all are an inspiration to us and to your students. And Congratulations to all our Teaching Excellence Award recipients! You ARE Excellence personified!!
Congratulations to all of the award winners. Thank you for your dedicated to teaching excellence!
Dear Melissa Katie Kehoe, congratulation for being recognized for your teaching excellence as Adjunct Teachers of Distinction.
Congratulations on your well-deserved success! Excellent teachers make the world go round.
Congratulations to all of the 2021 Teaching Excellence award winners, especially my friend and colleague, Cindy Parker <3