Bobbi Patterson

Emory Williams Teaching Award

Emory University annually presents its highest awards for excellence in teaching to members of the faculties of its colleges and schools at Commencement.

Emory Williams, a 1932 Emory College alumnus and longtime trustee, established the award to honor faculty who:

  • Foster participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom
  • Exemplify the highest quality of teaching and scholarship
  • Serve as a mentor to students

The awards for the professional schools, in particular, recognize a person who conveys in the classroom and exemplifies in life and service the highest standards for the profession.

Deans select their school's honorees. The annual list of faculty members currently includes three from Emory College and one each from Oxford College and the seven graduate and professional schools.

Recipients of the Emory Williams Teaching Award

2014

Name
School
Expertise
Arri Eisen Emory College Biology
Hugo Mialon Emory College Economics
Bobbi Patterson Emory College Religion
David Gowler Oxford College Religion
JB Kurish School of Business Finance
Thomas C. Arthur School of Law Law
Thomas F. Dodson School of Medicine Surgery
Tami Thomas School of Nursing Nursing Practice
Kimberly R. Jacob Arriola School of Public Health Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Gregory C. Ellison II School of Theology Pastoral Care

2013

Name
School
Expertise
Timothy Dowd Emory College Sociology
Sarah McPhee Emory College Art History
Rachelle Spell Emory College Biology
Clark W. Lemons Oxford College English
Doug Bowman School of Business Marketing
Martha Grace Duncan School of Law Law
David Lloyd School of Medicine Pediatrics
Jennifer Foster School of Nursing Nursing
Michael Goodman School of Public Health Epidemiology
Luke Timothy Johnson School of Theology New Testament and Christian Origins

2012

Name
School
Expertise
Patrick Allitt Emory College American History
Skip Garibaldi Emory College Mathematics and Science
Louise Pratt Emory College Classics
William B. Cody Oxford College Political Science
Roy T. Black School of Business Finance
A. James Elliott School of Law Law
Kyle W. Peterson School of Medicine Cell Biology
Carolyn Miller Reilly School of Nursing Nursing
Roger Rochat School of Public Health Global Health
Rex D. Matthews School of Theology Historical Theology

2011

Name
School
Expertise
Angelika Bammer Emory College Interdisciplinary Humanities
Patricia Brennan Emory College Psychology
Matthew Weinschenk Emory College Chemistry
Nitya P. Jacob Oxford College Biology
Jeffrey Rosensweig School of Business Finance
Dorothy A. Brown School of Law Law
Shanthi Sitaraman School of Medicine Digestive Diseases
Catherine Vena School of Nursing Nursing
John E. McGowan Jr. School of Public Health Epidemiology
Thomas G. Long School of Theology Preaching

2010

Name
School
Expertise
Richard Doner Emory College Political Science
James Nagy Emory College Mathematics and Computer Science
Deborah Elise White Emory College English and Comparative Literature
Penelope England Oxford College Physical Education and Dance
Consuelo L. Kertz School of Business Accounting
Charles A. Shanor School of Law Law
J. William Eley School of Medicine Hematology and Oncology
Marcia McDonnell Holstad School of Nursing Nursing
Stanley Foster School of Public Health Global Health
Luther Smith Jr. School of Theology Church and Community

2009

Name
School
Expertise
Tracy Morkin Emory College Chemistry
Randall W. Strahan Emory College Political Science
Donald Tuten Emory College Spanish and Linguistics
Brenda Harmon Oxford College Chemistry
Klaas Baks School of Business Finance
Robert Schapiro School of Law Law
William McDonald School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Elizabeth Downes School of Nursing Nursing
Deborah A. McFarland School of Public Health Global Health
Carol A. Newsom School of Theology Old Testament

2008

Name
School
Expertise
Michael A. Elliott Emory College English
Frank McDonald Emory College Chemistry
Regina Werum Emory College Sociology
Kenneth L. Anderson Oxford College Philosophy
Nicholas Valerio III School of Business Finance
William W. Buzbee School of Law Law
J. Williams Eley School of Medicine Epidemiology
Sarah B. Freeman School of Nursing Nursing
Steven Culler School of Public Health Health Policy and Management
Ian McFarland School of Theology Theology

2007

Name
School
Expertise
Gray Crouse Emory College Biology
Elizabeth Carson Pastan Emory College Art History
William Shapiro Oxford College Political Science
Clifton Green School of Business Finance
David J. Bederman School of Law Private International Law
Linton Hopkins School of Medicine Neurology
Michael Neville School of Nursing Pharmacology
Nancy J. Thompson School of Public Health Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
David L. Peterson School of Theology Old Testament

2006

Name
School
Expertise
Peter Bing Emory College Classics
Eric Brussel Emory College Mathematics and Computer Science
Frank Pajares Emory College Educational Studies
Lucas A. Carpenter Oxford College English
Henry Moon School of Business Organization and Management
Howard E. Abrams School of Law Law
Corrine Abraham School of Nursing Nursing

2005

Name
School
Expertise
Frank J. Lechner Emory College Sociology
Laurie L. Patton Emory College Religion
Barry Yedvobnick Emory College Biology
Steven Baker Oxford College Biology
Eve Rosenzweig School of Business Information Systems and Operations Management
Joseph M. Kinkade Jr. School of Medicine Biochemistry
Barbara Kaplan School of Nursing Nursing

2004

Name
School
Expertise
Fereydoon Family Emory College Physics
Mark Risjord Emory College Philosophy
Carrie R. Wickham Emory College Political Science
Mohammad Reza Saadein Oxford College Chemistry
Mary Allison Burdette School of Business Business Law
Nanette K. Wenger School of Medicine Cardiology
Joyce L. King School of Nursing Nursing

2003

Name
School
Expertise
Joyce Flueckiger Emory College Religion
Emily Hamilton Emory College Mathematics and Computer Science
Michelle Lampl Emory College Anthropology
Eloise Carter Oxford College Biology
Diana Robertson School of Business Organization and Management
Leslie Holmes School of Nursing Family and Community Nursing
E. Brooks Holifield School of Theology American Church History

2002

Name
School
Expertise
Cathryn Johnson Emory College Sociology
Steven L'Hernault Emory College Biology
Sally Radell Emory College Dance
Susan B. Riner Oxford College Mathematics
Andrea Hershatter School of Business Organization and Management
John Witte School of Law Law and Ethics
Rose Cannon School of Nursing Nursing

2001

Name
School
Expertise
Joseph Justice Emory College Chemistry
Thomas Lancaster Emory College Political Science
John Zupko Emory College Philosophy
Michael McQuaide Oxford College Sociology
Sunil Wahal School of Business Finance
Jonas Shulman School Medicine Infectious Diseases
Darla Ura School of Nursing Nursing

2000

Name
School | Unit
Expertise
Judith Miller Emory College History
Michael Solomon Emory College Spanish
Patricia Owen-Smith Oxford College Psychology and Women's Studies
Steven Walton School of Business Decision and Information Analysis
David Kleinbaum School of Medicine Epidemiology
Deborah Ryan School of Nursing Nursing

1999

Name
School
Expertise
Hashem Dezhbakhsh Emory College Economics
Ronald J. Gould Emory College Mathematics and Computer Science
Niall Slater Emory College Humanities
Charles Foster School of Theology Christian Education

1998

Name
School
Expertise
Myron Kaufman Emory College Chemistry
Thomas Walker Emory College Political Science
Benjamin Hary Emory College Middle Eastern Studies
Marianne Scharbo-DeHaan School of Nursing Nursing

1997

Name
School
Expertise
Ronald L. Calabrese Emory College Biology
Deborah E. Lipstadt Emory College Religion
Kenneth W. Stein Emory College History and Political Science
Richard D. Freer School of Law Law

1996

Name
School
Expertise
Marshall P. Duke Emory College Psychology
Robert N. McCauley Emory College Philosophy
William B. Size Emory College Geosciences
Joel M. Felner School of Medicine Cardiology

1995

Name
School
Expertise
Carol Herron Emory College French
Paul R. Lennard Emory College Biology
Darryl B. Neill Emory College Psychology
Chitrabhanu Bhattacharya School of Business Business

1994

Name
School
Expertise
Dwight D. Andrews Emory College Music
V.S. Sunderam Emory College Mathematics and Computer Science
Daniel D. Adame Emory College Health and Physical Education
Kathy R. Miner School of Public Health Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

1993

Name
School
Expertise
William A. Elmer Emory College Biology
John Howett Emory College Art History
James L. Roark Emory College History
Fred B. Craddock School of Theology Preaching and New Testament

1992

Name
School
Expertise
Dan T. Carter Emory College History
Pamela M. Hall Emory College Philosophy and Women's Studies
Darrell R. Stokes Emory College Biology
Collen I. Di'Iorio School of Nursing Family and Community Nursing

1991

Name
School
Expertise
John M. Bugge Emory College English
David J. Goldsmith Emory College Chemistry
Karen P. O'Connor Emory College Political Science
Frank S. Alexander School of Law Law

1990

Name
School
Expertise
Thomas R. Flynn Emory College Philosophy
Thomas F. Remington Emory College Political Science
Donald Shure Emory College Biology
Sharon E. Martin School of Medicine Medicine

1989

Name
School
Expertise
David A. Edwards Emory College Psychology
Nicholas G. Foition Emory College Philosophy
David A. Ford Emory College Mathematics
Rick Gilkey School of Business Organization and Management

1988

Name
School
Expertise
David R. Blumenthal Emory College Religion
Ronald C. Johnson Emory College Chemistry
Stephen Nowicki Jr. Emory College Psychology
Robert J. Michelich School of Dentistry Endodontics

1987

Name
School
Expertise
Dennis Liotta Emory College Chemistry
Harry Rusche Emory College English
Bradd Shore Emory College Anthropology
Theodore R. Weber School of Theology Social Ethics

1986

Name
School
Expertise
Dwight A. Duffus Emory College Mathematics
William F. Edwards Emory College Philosophy
Thomas G. Walker Emory College Political Science
Margaret E. Parsons School of Nursing Nursing

1985

Name
School
Expertise
Peter J. Brown Emory College Anthropology
John M. Bugge Emory College English
Alfred H. Merrill Jr. Emory College Biochemistry
Richard L. Doernberg School of Law Law

1984

Name
School
Expertise
Marshall P. Duke Emory College Psychology
Allen K. Garrison Emory College Physics
Frank Manley Emory College English
Roger Sherman School of Medicine Surgery

1983

Name
School
Expertise
Harvey E. Klehr Emory College Political Science
Don E. Saliers School of Theology Theology and Worship
Arthur T. Dietz School of Business
Finance and Banking

1982

Name
School
Expertise
Thomas S. Burns Emory College History
David J. Goldsmith Emory College Chemistry
Walter L. Shepard School of Dentistry Dentistry

1981

Name
School
Expertise
Trevor Evans Emory College Mathematics
Thomas R. Flynn Emory College Philosophy
William Mallard School of Theology Church History

1980

Name
School
Expertise
R.A. Day Jr. Emory College Chemistry
Kathleen G. Wallace School of Nursing Nursing

1979

Name
School
Expertise
Floyd C. Watkins Emory College English
William D. Ferguson School of Law Law

1978

Name
School
Expertise
Leon Mandell Emory College Chemistry
Charles W. Sewell School of Medicine Pathology

1977

Name
School
Expertise
Irwin T. Hyatt Jr. Emory College History
Gary A. Luoma School of Business Business

1976

Name
School
Expertise
Phillip H. Dreyer Emory College Psychology
J. Harvey Young Emory College History

1975

Name
School
Expertise
Bevan K. Youse Emory College Mathematics
George V. Pryles School of Dentistry Dentistry

1973

Name
School
Expertise
Robert H. Rohrer Emory College Physics

1972

Name
School
Expertise
Jack S. Boozer Emory College Religion