The University of Portland Faculty Awards
Recipients of each award are honored during the Annual Faculty Awards Dinner
The James Culligan Award, established in 1953 is presented annually to a member of the faculty in recognition of distinguished service inside the classroom and in the larger University community. Winners of the Culligan Award wear the medal with their academic regalia, as a sign of the University’s highest faculty honor.
Dr. John C. Orr, Department of English 2013
Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching
This award is presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is a particular exemplar of the University’s commitment to superb teaching. The requirements or the award are “commitment to students and their learning, the creation of instructional settings and their learning, the creation of instructional settings that engage students, a deep understanding of the subject and effective ways to teach it, critical and systematic thinking and practice of teaching, and wide respect for the teacher as expert and resource for other professors.”
Dr. Lars Larson, Department of English 2013
Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship
This award is presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who presents unusually significant and meritorious achievement in professional scholarship during the past two academic years, and whose work substantively enhances the effectiveness of his or her classroom teaching.
Dr. Steven Kolmes, Department of Environmental Science, 2013
Dr. Russell Butkus, Department of Theology 2013
Deans’ Award for Faculty Leadership
This award is selected annually by the University’s Deans to a tenured faulty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship described in the University’s Academic Administration Manual for appointment, advancement in rank, and tenure. Over the course of his or her career at the University, this faculty member has also made significant contributions to the professional development of his or her colleagues and to the advancement of the University.
Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Regan, Department of International Languages and Cultures 2013
Dr. Arthur A. Schulte, Jr. Distinguished Professorship
The Dr. Arthur A. Schulte, Jr. Distinguished Professorship was established to honor Dr. Arthur A. Schulte, Jr. for his many years of teaching and service as a faculty member, dean, an officer of the University and twice as Interim President of the University. This professorship has been designed to recognize a senior faculty who has outstanding records of teaching, scholarship and service, and who has generously served students, colleagues and University administration.
Dr. Arjun Chatrath
David Sutherland Professorship in Drama
The David Sutherland Professorship in Drama was established in 2005 to support the Department of Performing and Fine Arts in an effort to attract accomplished professionals to enhance the quality and visibility of the University Drama Department.
Gregory L. Pulver