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JMU SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards

James Madison University cultivates stellar talent through a variety of initiatives, including the Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA) for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) administers these awards and describes them as follows:

The Outstanding Faculty Awards are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service.

2017 Outstanding Faculty Winners

Clark, T.

Theresa Clarke,  Professor 

Department of Marketing (Profile)

Dr. Theresa Clarke is a pioneer in the applied study of internet marketing. She has published 108 manuscripts in basic, applied and instructional scholarship and is among the first in the country to develop university-level courses on online marketing. Dr. Clarke emphasizes active student involvement, collaborating with students in developing conference presentations and crafting research publications. Her signature achievement has been her work with the prestigious Google Online Marketing Challenge. In eight of nine years, her students won top awards in that competition – including Global Winner

Caroline Lubert, Professor

Department of Mathematics (Profile)

Dr. Caroline Lubert, literally a rocket scientist, investigates the noise-generated turbulence of rockets during liftoff. Involving students directly in her research, Dr. Lubert has taken them to NASA, co-presented at conferences and co-authored academic papers. Dr. Lubert is a champion for women and girls in mathematics, working with the annual Expanding Your Horizons program, the Virginia Junior Science Symposium and the Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference. She is a co-founder of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Association of Women in Science.

2017 Outstanding Faculty Nominees


Kate Arecchi, Associate Professor

Department of Theatre/Dance (Profile)


Paul Bogard, Assistant Professor (Rising Star Nominee) 

 Department of English (Profile)


Mark Gabriele, Professor 

Department of Biology (Profile)


Mike Gubser, Associate Professor 

Department of History (Profile)


Tom Moran,  Associate Professor

 Department of Kinesiology (Profile)

Past winners, finalists and nominees