Clikeman, Harrison receive top University honors

August 5, 2020
The two professors will be honored in the University Colloquy.

Drs. Paul Clikeman and Jeff Harrison will receive two of the highest honors the University of Richmond can bestow on professors at the University of Richmond Colloquy on August 19.

Clikeman, associate professor of accounting, will receive the distinguished educator award. This award has been used to honor excellence in teaching since 1975 when the Cabell Foundation made a grant to the University to be used to attract and retain outstanding faculty and promote excellence in teaching. Clikeman was named a Robins Teaching Fellow in the fall of 2019, and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate schools.

"My philosophy is very simple. I teach students, not accounting, Clikeman said in 2019. His student-centered method developed from being in a family with four generations of educators. Clikeman's grandmother, father, wife, sister, and his daughter are all teachers.

Harrison, the W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management and professor of management, will receive the distinguished scholarship award. This award recognizes full-time faculty of the University for a consistent record of oustanding contributions in scholarship as documented through published research, scholarship, or creative expression. Harrison teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate schools, and serves as the chair and organizer for the McWick Case Competition.

"Both of these awards represent the highest honors that the University bestows for exceptional teaching and scholarship and are chosen by a university-wide faculty committee from nominations sent by the individual schools," said Mickey Quiñones, dean of the Robins School. "We are fortunate to have Paul and Jeff as colleagues and are incredibly proud of their accomplishments."

President Crutcher and Jeffrey Legro will host University Colloquy on Wednesday, August 19 at 3 p.m. You can view the virtual ceremony here.