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 and Winners for 2022

Lauren Alleyne, Associate Professor - winner

Department of English (Profile)

Lauren Alleyne

Erica Lewis, Assistant Professor - winner

School of Nursing (Profile)


Mace Bentley, Professor

School of Integrated Sciences - Geography (Profile)

Mace Bentley

Anca Constantin, Professor

Physics and Astronomy (Profile)


Joshua Pate, Associate Professor

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management (Profile)

Joshua Pate

David Stringham, Professor

School of Music (Profile)

David Stringham

George Vidal, Associate Professor - Rising Star, finalist

Department of Biology (Profile)

George Vidal












Past winners, finalists and nominees

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