Thursday, December 11, 2008

I am proud to be able to announce that Dorothy Mays has been awarded the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award this year. One of three faculty members, the others being Ed Royce and Bruce Stephenson. Dorothy is the first librarian at Rollins to ever be awarded this honor.

Each year, the College presents up to three Cornell Distinguished Faculty Awards recognizing exceptional professional accomplishments in at least two of the faculty's three primary emphases of teaching, research and service. Because teaching is the first priority at Rollins, it is expected that all awardees will have established a record of excellence in instruction. With the exception of holders of endowed chairs, all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are eligible for consideration.

This is richly deserved. Dorothy provides much of the best teaching we provide in the library and also teaches in other departments like History. Her research is excellent and very well regarded (I am looking forward to seeing her most recent work on Gatorland in print soon), and her service (most recently in connection with curriculum reform) is exemplary.

So send her a note and congratulate her.