At the annual faculty awards ceremony last night, 26 October, our esteemed department chair, Dr. Janine Utell, was named Distinguished University Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences. This distinction, among the highest at Widener University, recognizes full professors who demonstrate superlative achievement in teaching, scholarship, and leadership. The college awards the professorship every three years to two distinguished faculty members: along with the college’s other award-winner, Dr. Lori Simons, Psychology, Dr. Utell will serve a three-year term as Distinguished University Professor. In 2014 Dr. Utell earned the university’s most prestigious recognition–the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.
We are so proud of our amazing department chair, consider ourselves fortunate to have her, and believe she deserves to win all of the awards!
[This post will be updated when photos from the event are available.]