Every year, Arts & Sciences and the University recognize outstanding faculty and staff with awards for contributions to teaching, research, and service.
The Distinguished Leadership Award
The Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award in Arts & Sciences is awarded to an outstanding faculty member in recognition of exceptional service to the University. The award was established in 2014 by Dean Barbara Schaal in recognition of a long history of outstanding faculty leaders who have shaped the University, from developing educational programs and policy to serving on committees and in administration. A $5,000 prize accompanies the award.
The Distinguished Teaching Award
The Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts & Sciences was established in 2014 by Dean Barbara Schaal to honor and publicly recognize an outstanding faculty member in Arts & Sciences for his or her exceptional teaching. Arts & Sciences has a long history of distinguished educators and innovative teaching that enriches the lives of undergraduate and graduate students, and the establishment of this award is a tribute to this tradition. A $5,000 prize accompanies the award.
David Hadas Teaching Award
The David Hadas Teaching Award in Arts & Sciences was established in his name in 2008 by Pamela W. Hadas to honor and publicly recognize an outstanding tenured faculty member in Arts & Sciences who demonstrates commitment and excellence in teaching first year undergraduate students.
Outstanding Staff Awards
The Arts & Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards are presented annually to non-teaching personnel, who make significant contributions to the effectiveness of the teaching, advising, counseling, and research efforts in Arts & Sciences. The Dean also presents a special "Dean's Award" to one Washington University employee outside of Arts & Sciences who makes a significant difference to Arts & Sciences. The Dean of Arts & Sciences selects the winners of the Staff Award and the Dean’s Award.