Awards & Recognitions

VCUarts Faculty Award of Excellence

  • 2015 Antonio Garcia – Professor, Music
  • 2014 Richard Roth – Professor, Painting and Printmaking
  • 2012 Aaron D. Anderson – Associate Chair, Theatre
  • 2011 Charles West – Professor, Music
  • 2010 Sonali Gulati – Associate Professor, Photography and Film
  • 2009 Rex Richardson – Associate Professor, Music
  • 2008 Reni Gower – Professor, Painting and Printmaking
  • 2007 Karen Videtic – Chair, Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • 2006 David Leong – Chair, Theatre
  • 2005 Terry Austin – Professor, Music
  • 2004 Dennis Rexroad – Professor, Communication Arts and Design
  • 2003 Paul Petrie – Professor, VCU Qatar
  • 2002 Carlton Newton – Associate Professor, Sculpture + Extended Media
  • 2001 Howard Risatti – Professor, Art History
  • 2000 Chris Burnside – Associate Professor, Dance and Choreography
  • 1999 Babatunde Lawal – Professor, Art History

VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity

  • 2017 Courtnie Wolfgang, PhD – Assistant Professor, Art Education

VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching

  • 2017 Judith Steele, MA – Associate Professor, Dance
  • 2016 Stephen Vitiello – Professor and Graduate Program Director, Kinetic Imaging
  • 2015 Roberto Ventura – Associate Professor, Interior Design
  • 2014 Reni Gower – Professor, Painting and Printmaking
  • 2013 Christian Von Howard – Associate Professor, Dance and Choreography
  • 2012 Hope D. Ginsburg – Assistant Professor, Art Foundation
  • 2011 Susan Ganch – Assistant Professor, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2010 Margaret Lindauer – Associate Professor, Art History
  • 2008 Pam T. Taylor – Associate Professor, Kinetic Imaging
  • 2007 Kristin Caskey – Associate Professor, Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • 2006 Kendall Buster – Associate Professor, Sculpture + Extended Media
  • 2005 Jack Wax – Associate Professor, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2004 John Guthmiller – Professor, Music
  • 2003 Lester VanWinkle – Professor, Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
  • 2002 David Burton Professor, Art Education
  • 1999 Fredrika Jacobs, Associate Professor, Art History

VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research

  • 2017 Semi Ryu, MFA – Associate Professor, Kinetic Imaging
  • 2016 Kendall Buster – Professor, Sculpture + Extended Media
  • 2015 Sonya Clark – Professor, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2014 Michael Schreffler – Associate Professor, Art History
  • 2012 Brian Ulrich – Assistant Professor, Photography and Film
  • 2011 Michael Jones McKean – Assistant Professor, Sculpture + Extended Media
  • 2010 Sandra Wheeler – Associate Professor, Graphic Design
  • 2008 Pamela G. Taylor – Chair, Art Education
  • 2007 Scott Putman – Associate Professor, Dance and Choreography
  • 2006 Robert Hobbs – Professor and Eminent Scholar, Art History
  • 2005 Alan Rosenbaum – Professor, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2004 Robert Kaputof – Professor, Communication Arts and Design
  • 2003 Rob Carter – Professor, Communication Arts and Design
  • 2002 Robert Meganck – Professor, Communication Arts and Design
  • 2001 David Freed – Professor, Painting and Printmaking

VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Service

  • 2017 Holly Alford, MFA – Associate Professor, Fashion Design + Merchandising
  • 2016 Debbie Quick – Assistant Chair, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2015 Ashley Kistler – Associate Professor
  • 2014 Ronald Keller – Professor, Theatre
  • 2013 Dr. Melanie Buffington – Associate Professor, Art Education
  • 2012 Elissa C. Armstrong – Associate Director, Art Foundation
  • 2011 John Demao – Interim Chair, Graphic Design
  • 2010 Melanie Day – Assistant Professor, Music
  • 2008 Martha Curtis – Professor, Dance and Choreography
  • 2007 Aaron Anderson – Associate Professor, Theatre
  • 2006 Susan Iverson – Professor, Craft/Material Studies
  • 2005 Charles Brownell – Professor, Art History
  • 2004 Charles Bleick – Professor, Art Education
  • 2003 Marvin Sims – Professor, Theatre
  • 2002 John Malinoski – Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Design
  • 2000 Charles Bleick – Professor, Art Education
  • 1999 Joseph Seipel – Associate Professor, Sculpture

*Please note: the academic ranks of faculty and department name may have changed since the time of award.

Courtnie Wolfgang, PhD
Associate Professor, Art Education

Judith Steel, MA
Associate Professor, Dance

Semi Ryu, MFA
Associate Professor, Kinetic Imaging

Holly Alford, MFA
Associate Professor, Fashion Design + Merchandising