Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards


The Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching & Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards are given to four faculty members each year in recognition of their outstanding teaching efforts. Three awards are presented by the University, and a fourth is presented by the UNC system.

Eligible faculty members who received 2021-2022 teaching awards from their College or School will be automatically nominated for the 2022-2023 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching & Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards.

Nominations may be submitted by Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni. Faculty are also highly encouraged to submit nominations on their own behalf. For more information, please contact Leslie Daniel.


Memo from the Chancellor

Deadlines and Award Information

Nominate an Outstanding Faculty Member

Download eligibility information, application checklist, and frequently asked questions

Deadline to submit nominations:
September 02, 2022

Deadline to submit dossiers:
November 11, 2022


Teaching Award Winners

2021-2022 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors
Excellence in Teaching Award

Open to tenured faculty members who have completed at least seven years of teaching at UNCG. The BOG Award is the highest post-secondary award in the state and carries the expectation that applicants will be exceptional teachers who have extended their pedagogical activities beyond the classroom. The award recognizes outstanding teaching (including online or blended instruction, mentorship and educational service) that has resulted in the advancement of the profession. The Board of Governors presents one faculty member from each UNC school with this award every year. The award brings statewide recognition.

Dr. Nadja Cech
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mary Settle Sharp Award
for Teaching Excellence

Open to tenured faculty members who have completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG. The award recognizes outstanding teaching (including online or blended instruction, and mentorship) at UNCG.

Dr. David Wharton
Department of Classical Studies

James Y. Joyner Award
for Teaching Excellence

Open to untenured, tenure-track faculty members who have completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG. The award recognizes outstanding teaching (including online or blended instruction, and mentorship) at UNCG.

Erin Speer, MFA
Musical Theatre

Anna Maria Gove Award
for Teaching Excellence

Open to any full-time non-tenure-track faculty member (lecturer, academic professional, clinical faculty, etc.) who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG. The award recognizes outstanding teaching (including online or blended instruction) at UNCG.

Dr. Jessical McCall
Communication Studies


2020-2021 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Rebecca MacLeod
Department of Music

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sarah Daynes
Department of Sociology

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sally Koerner
Department of Biology

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Kim Cuny, MFA
Communications Studies

2019-2020 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Carmen Sotomayor
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Elizabeth Perrill
Art History

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Robyn Le Blanc
Classical Studies

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Meiqing Sun
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

2018-2019 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Dianne Welsh
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Mariche G. Bayonas
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Amanda Gale
Interior Architecture

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Aaron Terranova
Kinesiology

2017-2018 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Michael Perko
Public Health Education

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Kimberly Peterson
Chemistry & Biochemistry

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jiyoung Hwang
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Pam Brown
Kinesiology

2016-2017 Teaching Award Winners

UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Sharon Morrison
Public Health Education

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

James Fisher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Sheryl Oring
Art – New Media & Design

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Wade Maki
Philosophy