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Other Teaching Recognition

College of the Pacific faculty have been frequent winners of the University's annual Distinguished Faculty Award, the Faculty Mentor Awards given by Pacific's Alumni Association, the Faith Davies Leadership Awards given by student life, and many other awards granted within and outside of Pacific.

We are proud to share a few examples of our award-winning faculty!

History Professor Caroline Cox Receives Distinguished Faculty Award - 2010

Dr. Caroline CoxThe prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award is given each year to a tenured faculty member for outstanding accomplishment in any or all of the following areas: teaching, research, creative endeavors and service to the University.

Dr. Caroline Cox, who has been a member of the History Department since 1998 and served as its chair for four years, was a deserving recipient in 2010. She is known as an exceptional teacher—dynamic, demanding, a great lecturer and an inspiring discussion leader.

Outside the classroom, Dr. Cox mentors, inspires and supports students in numerous ways; her office hours are always well attended. History major Anna Accettola '10 said, "She is never too busy to listen to an idea or give encouragement."



Rand EnlowTheatre Arts Professor Rand Enlow Receives Faith Davies Podesto Award - 2011

The Podesto Award recognizes faculty who have directly touched the lives of Pacific students. Professor Randall "Rand" Enlow, whose "office door is always open and cell phone always on," was nominated by his students for the award, given by Student Life each year. Dr. Enlow is a scenic and lighting designer who teaches his craft in several courses offered by the Theatre Arts department.

Inside the classroom, Dr. Enlow strives to include all students in the learning experience, regardless of their knowledge level, pushing each individual to his or her highest potential. He helps his set design students bring ideas to fruition and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the dreams for the set can become a reality.


Religious & Classical Studies Professor Carrie Schroeder Receives United Methodist Scholar/Teacher Award - 2011

Carrie SchroederThis award recognizes outstanding faculty members for their dedication and contributions to the learning arts and their institutions. Factors for selection include demonstration of exceptional teaching, recognized concern for students and colleagues, significant contributions to scholarly life, and high professional and personal standards.

Dr. Schroeder has received other highly prestigious academic awards, including the Graves Award in the humanities for 2010-2011. Most recently, she has been awarded a Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to spend the 2011-2012 academic year conducting research in Germany, where she will continue work on her book about children in fourth- and fifth-century Christian ascetic and monastic environments.


Dr. Matt Normand on left
Dr. Matt Normand on left

Psychology Professor Matthew Normand Receives B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award - 2011

Dr. Matt Normand was awarded the B. F. Skinner New Researcher Award for innovative and important research in behavior analysis conducted within the first seven years of receiving a doctorate. The award was presented at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention in Washington D.C. in August 2011, where Dr. Normand gave an invited address. Dr. Normand frequently involves undergraduate and graduate students in his research and has co-authored journal articles with them.