Selected Honors, Awards, and Recognition Given to PLU English Faculty

Teaching Awards

Jim Albrecht:
Teaching Excellence Award,  PLU Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002.

Thomas Campbell:
Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching,  2003-04.
Teaching Excellence Award,  PLU Center for Teaching and Learning, 2001.

Lisa Marcus:
Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching,  2009-10.
Teaching Excellence Award,  PLU Center for Teaching and Learning, 2001.

Dennis Martin:
Teaching Excellence Award,  PLU Center for Teaching & Learning, 1999.

 Scholarly Awards and Fellowships

Jim Albrecht:
Graves Award in the Humanities,  2000.

Rick Barot:
Civitella Ranieri Residency Fellowship,  2011.
K.T. Tang Award for Faculty Excellence in Research,  2010-11.
Artist Trust Fellowship Award,  2009.

Chuck Bergman:
Faculty Excellence Award,  1996.
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Lecture and Research, 2006-2007. Project Title: “Ecological Literature in Latin America: Reading and Writing the Environment in Ecuador.” Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Lecture and Research, 1999-2000. Project Title: “Humanities and the Environment.” Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico.

Rona Kaufman:
Graves Award in the Humanities,  2008.

Alison Mandaville:
Fulbright Scholar,  Azerbaijan, 2007-8.

Lisa Marcus:
NWSA Fellow, Civic Engagement in the Women’s and Gender Studies Classroom,  2010-11.
Graves Award in the Humanities,  1998.

Solveig Robinson:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship,  1998–99.

Jason Skipper:
Artist Trust GAP Grant,  2009.
Vermont Studio Grant,  2008.
Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant,  2005.

Jessica Spring:
Foundation Art Award,  Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, 2011.

Book and Article Recognition

Rick Barot:
Grub Street Book Prize for poetry,  for Want, 2009.
Lambda Literary Awards,  Finalist in Gay Poetry Category, for Want, 2009.
McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction,  for “Devoted Forms: Reading George Herbert,” Southwest Review, 2008.

Chuck Bergman:
Washington State Book Award,  for Red Delta, 2003.
Southwest Book Award,  for Red Delta, 2003.
Benjamin Franklin Award,  Best Book in Science and Environment for Red Delta, 2003.
PEN USA Literary Award Finalist in the category of Research Nonfiction, for Red Delta, 2003.

Jason Skipper:
Crab Orchard Review Jack Dyer Prize for Fiction,  for “Tangled in the Ropes,” 2005.
Touchstone Journal Fiction Award,  for “Hustle,” 2003.