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.

 

Outstanding Faculty Nominees for 2019

Kenn Barron, Professor 

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Robert Nagel, Associate Professor

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Klebert Feitosa, Associate Professor 

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Ashley Taylor Jaffee, Associate Professor

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Melissa Alemán, Professor 

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Kerry Crawford, Associate Professor

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Maureen Shanahan, Professor

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Past winners, finalists and nominees

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