Faculty Fellowships

updated 1/19/2023

Internal Fellowships

The Wake Forest College Faculty Fellowships are fellowships that honor our best teacher-scholars.  Chairs and senior faculty are encouraged to submit nominations for faculty within their departments.  All nominations must be endorsed by the chair via a brief email or addendum indicating knowledge and support.  All nominees should be sure to look at the NEW HELPFUL TIPS below.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

Tenure Track Faculty and Tenured Faculty:  Nominees should have distinguished themselves as excellent university citizens.  They should be particularly dedicated and successful teachers and mentors in their disciplines as well as demonstrate a strong record of scholarly or creative activity.  Typically, qualified tenure track faculty will also have demonstrated involvement in and recognition by external organizations in their disciplines.

Full-time Career Teaching Professionals:  Nominees should have distinguished themselves as excellent university citizens. They should be particularly dedicated and successful teachers and mentors in their disciplines.  Typically, qualified teaching professionals will also have demonstrated involvement in and recognition by external organizations committed to the teaching of their disciplines.


HELPFUL TIPS

The letter from the chair/senior faculty member is a fundamental source of what evaluators have to base their decision. Please ensure that the letter is detailed and descriptive when discussing the extent that the applicant:

  • has a dynamic research agenda with strong evidence of producing scholarship and/or creative work (appropriate to their rank and discipline)
  • is carrying out research and/or creative work that is impactful (appropriate to rank)
  • demonstrates excellence in the classroom (please describe, in 1-2 sentences, your department/program’s process for evaluating teaching) and provide a summary of relevant evidence for the candidate such as numerical teaching evaluations or open-ended responses, peer observations, active engagement with the CAT, teaching awards, or significant engagement with pedagogical best practices for the discipline). These teaching materials should be limited to no more than one page in length.
  • actively mentors and/or engages with students. Please provide a description, specific instances, etc. At the senior level, the applicant may actively mentor junior colleagues.
  • includes service to a department and to the broader Wake Forest community. For tenure-stream faculty, this may also include service to the profession such as holding positions in editorial boards and external organizations, curating exhibits, organizing national or international conferences, etc. For teaching professionals, this may include involvement in, and recognition by, external organizations committed to the teaching of their disciplines.

EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS

For faculty interested in applying for external fellowships, please visit the External Fellowships page.

 Chairs/Senior Faculty

Please email your nomination letter and supporting documentation to Leigh Anne Robinson no later than

March 15, 2023

Information should be submitted electronically as a single PDF email attachment.

 GUIDELINES

  • A nomination letter including evidence of outstanding teaching and scholarship (maximum 3 pages)
  • The candidate’s current CV in abbreviated form
  • Supporting materials (no more than one page in length)
  • Endorsement by chair (if nominated by a senior faculty member)

The nomination letter should make clear to the review committee why this faculty member exemplifies the Wake Forest Teacher-Scholar Ideal and/or is deserving of recognition as an outstanding Teaching Professional. All nominees must demonstrate a commitment to mentoring students and be outstanding citizens of the Wake Forest academic community. Please provide a detailed explanation of the most important activities, traits, contributions, and accomplishments in teaching, mentoring, scholarly or creative work, and service that make this person a successful candidate.

Current Faculty Fellowship Recipients

NameDepartmentFellowship NameEnd Date
Berry, MichaelHealth & Exercise ScienceBitove Family Fund for Faculty Support Fellowship6/30/2024
Ramachandran, TanishaReligionBryant/Groves Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Brady, ShannonPsychologyDenton Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2024
Ballard, GreyComputer ScienceDunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship6/30/2023
Kadlac, AdamPhilosophyDunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship6/30/2025
Lather, AmyClassicsDunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship6/30/2023
Erway, JenniferMathematicsGale Family Fellowship6/30/2024
Rahman, RaisHistoryGale Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Curry, J.K.Theatre & DanceSusan & Gene Goodson Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Hellyer, RobertHistoryHenry S Stroupe History Faculty Fnd6/30/2024
Koscak, StephanieHistoryHenry S. Stroupe History Faculty Fund6/30/2023
Tauber, JoelArtHoak Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2024
Curtis, MarkEconomicsHough Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Thomas, RebeccaGerman & RussianKenyon Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2024
Lukesh, JohnChemistryF. M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Waugh, ChristianPsychologyF. M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Kirby-Straker, RowenaCommunicationKulynych Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Bender, MargaretAnthropologyLam Family Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Anthropology6/30/2025
Esstman, Sarah McDonaldBiologyRobert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship6/30/2024
Warren, BrianClassicsLevison Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Anderson, PaulPhysicsMacDonough Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Gengler, AmandaSociologyMcCulloch Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2024
Wolters, NickSpanish & ItalianOllen R Nally Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Curley, JayArtRubin Faculty Fellow-Compensation6/30/2025
Bardon, AdrianPhilosophyScott Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Salsbury, FredPhysicsScott Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Walldorf, WillPolitics & International AffairsShively Family Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Falcon, ClaudiaMathematics & StatisticsA.J. Sterge Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Lichtenfelz, LeandroMathematics & StatisticsA.J. Sterge Faculty Fellowship6/30/2025
Mason, SarahMathematicsA.J. Sterge Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Rouse, JeremyMathematicsA.J. Sterge Faculty Fellowship6/30/2023
Lee, Win-ChiatPhilosophyTatum Family Faculty Fund Fellowship6/30/2024
Vincent, AmandaFrench StudiesYoung Family Faculty Support Fellowship6/30/2024
Branch, ErinEnglishZ. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship6/30/2023
Khuri, NataliaComputer ScienceZ. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship6/30/2025
Knight, MollyGerman & RussianZ. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship6/30/2023
Canzona, MollieCommunicationZachary T. Smith Fellowship6/30/2023
Gallegos, FranciscoPhilosophyZachary T. Smith Fellowship6/30/2025