The University of Richmond has named seven professors as 2012 Distinguished Educators. The award recognizes excellence in teaching at the university. Current and former students, other faculty and administrators are consulted in considering award recipients.

The 2012 Distinguished Educators are:

  • Bertram D. Ashe, associate professor of English and American studies. He has taught at the university since 2004 and received a Ph.D. in American studies from The College of William and Mary.
  • Henry L. Chambers Jr., professor of law. He has taught at the university since 2004 and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
  • Dean Croushore, professor of economics. He has taught at the university since 2003 and holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
  • Jennifer Erkulwater, associate professor of political science. She has taught at the university since 2001 and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College.
  • Lidia Radi, associate professor of Italian and French and director of the Italian Studies Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and Université Grenoble III Stendhal, France.
  • Patricia B. Strait, associate professor of human resource management. She has taught at the university since 2006 and holds a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University.
  • Thad M. Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies. He has taught at the university since 2005 and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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