The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching

This award is for a faculty member in the Wake Forest College who is still in the early part of his or her career. The award was established in 1971 and renamed in 1986 in recognition of the generosity of the late Wilbur Doyle (’48), who endowed the prize to honor his philosophy professor, A.C. Reid. The Reid-Doyle Prize is also supported by the Alumni Council and the Alumni Association. Recipients are announced at the Faculty Meeting in May.

Nomination guidelines:

Wake Forest College Junior Faculty Members who hold the rank of Assistant Professor or who were promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in the last academic year are eligible for this prestigious award.

Nominations for the Reid Doyle Teaching Award are submitted by chairs, program directors, or senior faculty (with chair approval) from within the nominee’s department or program. Chairs should consult the senior faculty in their departments to confer about nominations. Nominations are limited to one nominee per department per round.

Nominations should include:

  • A letter written or endorsed by the chair (maximum 3 pages)
  • Nominee’s CV
  • A brief description of how teaching is evaluated in the department
  • Excerpted highlights from narrative comments from student evaluations (no more than 2 pages)
  • Evidence that peer or chair evaluation of teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, quizzes, exams, etc.) confirms that course requirements are suitably demanding and grading is sufficiently rigorous
  • Quantitative summaries of student evaluations, if available

Nominations are submitted to the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty. A committee composed of all previous award winners and representatives from the Office of the Dean of the College reviews the nominations and makes a selection.

The 2022 winner of the

Award for the

Reid-Doyle Prize

for Excellence in Teaching

Qiaona Yu sits for a headshot wearing a bright blue shirt.

Qiaona Yu
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Nominations Deadline

The nomination deadline for the 2021-2022 award closed on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching Winners

Academic Year Winner Department
2021-2022 Qiaona Yu East Asian Languages & Cultures
2020-2021 Andrius Galisanka Politics and International Affairs
2019-2020 Stephanie Koscak History
2018-2019 Robert J. Erhardt Mathematics
2017-2018 E. J. Masicampo Psychology
2016-2017 Michael Sloan Classics
2015-2016 Tina Boyer German
2014-2015 Timo Thonhauser Physics
2013-2014 Jennifer Beth Erway Mathematics
2012-2013 Oana Jurchescu Physics
2011-2012 Wayne Pratt Psychology
2010-2011 Jessica Richard English
2009-2010 Erik Johnson Biology
2008-2009 Christian Miller Philosophy
2007-2008 Paul Thacker Anthropology
2006-2007 Errin Fulp Computer Science
2005-2006 Brook M. Davis Theatre
2004-2005 Martin Guthold Physics
2003-2004 Hugh Howards Mathematics
2002-2003 Peter Siavelis Politics
2001-2002 Christa Colyer Chemistry
2000-2001 Nina Maria Lucas Dance
1999-2000 Gordon McCray Calloway School of Business and Accountancy
1998-1999 Jeffrey Lerner History
1997-1998 Michele Ware English
1996-1997 Helga Welsh Politics
1995-1996 James Powell Classical Languages
1994-1995 Simone M. Caron History
1993-1994 Page H. Laughlin Art
1992-1993 Claudia Thomas English
1991-1992 Alton B. Pollard Religion
1990-1991 Antonio Vitti Romance Languages
1989-1990 Stephen B. Boyd Religion
1988-1989 Ann Boyle English
1987-1988 Katy Harriger Politics
1986-1987 Susan P. McCaffray History
Barry G. Maine English
1985-1986 Carole L. Browne Biology
Saguiv Hadari Politics
1984-1985 Catherine T. Harris Sociology
1983-1984 Deborah L. Best Psychology
1982-1983 Susan C. Jackels Chemistry
James Dodding Theatre
1981-1982 Rick Matthews Physics
1980-1981 David S. Weaver Anthropology
1979-1980 Elmer K. Hayashi Mathematics
1978-1979 Ralph C. Wood Jr. Religion
1977-1978 Alan J. Williams History
1976-1977 Ronald L. Blankespoor Chemistry
1975-1976 William C. Kerr Physics
Fred L. Horton Religion
1974-1975 Roger A. Hegstrom Chemistry
1973-1974 Patricia Johansson English
1972-1973 James P. Barefield History
1971-1972 John C. Moorhouse Economics
Peter D. Weigl Biology
1970-1971 David K. Evans Anthropology
Jon M. Reinhardt Politics