United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year: Past Awardees

2015 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year

Carrie Preston

College of Arts and Sciences, English

University Provost Jean Morrison (right) presents the 2015 United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award to Prof. Carrie Preston (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, BU Photography)

This year’s nominating process yielded a truly exceptional class of candidates, each with remarkable talent and ability to inspire the best from students. After considerable discussion and deliberation, we are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year award is Professor Carrie Preston of the Department of English. Professor Preston is also Director of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences.

For nearly a decade, Professor Preston’s highly original scholarship and prize-winning writing in modernist literature, gender theory, and modern drama and performance have been matched perhaps only by the joy of learning, intensely thoughtful discussion, and commitment to intellectual rigor she’s instilled among the scores of students she’s taught and mentored. Professor Preston’s exciting interdisciplinary research, her infectious enthusiasm for her subject matter and for teaching, and the esteem she’s earned from colleagues and students as a leader in her field, in the classroom, and in the campus community make her an exceptional selection this year.

2014 Thomas Gilmore, CAS, Biology
2013 Bennett Goldberg, CAS, Physics
2012 Alice Cronin-Golomb, CAS, Psychology
2011 Wendy Mariner, SPH, Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights
2010 Azer Bestavros, CAS, Computer Science
2009 Ward Farnsworth, LAW
2008 Bruce Schulman, CAS, History
2007 Adam Sweeting, CGS, Humanities
2006 Charles Rzepka, CAS, English
2005 Bonnie Costello, CAS, English
2004 David Hempton, STH
2003 Maryann Amodeo, SSW, Clinical Practice
2002 Elizabeth Simmons, CAS, Physics
2001 Herbert W. Mason, CAS/UNI
2000 Roye Wates, CAS, Music
1999 Natalie McKnight, CGS, Humanities
1998 Benjamin Kaminer, MED
1997 Robert Devaney, CAS, Mathematics
1996 Roselmina Indrisano, SED
1995 Thomas Kohn, SMG
1994 Paula Fredricksen, CAS/STH
1993 Roscoe Giles, ENG
1992 Marilyn Root, COM
1991 J. Paul Sampley, STH
1990 Kevin Ryan, SED
1989 Kathleen White, CLA, Psychology
1988 William Keylor, CLA, History
1987 Gloria Callard, CLA, Biology
1986 Barry Granoff, CLA, Mathematics
1985 Roger Manvell, UNI/COM
1984 Howard C. Kee, GRS, STH
1983 Lynn Margulis, CLA, Biology
1982 James Teele, CLA, Sociology