Dr. Emily O. Gravett honored with Goodman Faculty Award


Dr. Emily O. Gravett, Associate Professor of Religion and Assistant Director of the Teaching Area in the Center for Faculty Innovation, was recently honored with the 2022 Goodman Faculty Award. Her courses in religious studies include student favorites like Religion and Disability, Religion and Race, Religion and Pop Culture.

"I pursued a Ph.D. specifically so that I could teach college-aged students," Gravett writes. "It is an honor to learn alongside them, at such a pivotal time in their lives. At JMU, I feel like I can make a real impact, not just in terms of the subjects we study together in courses like Religion and Disability, but in terms of who they are as people."

Gravett earned her B.A. from Colgate University in English and Religion and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She loves supporting the growth of her colleagues and feels continually inspired by their commitment to students, pedagogical innovation, and ongoing professional development. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and cycling, reading poetry, eating all the BBQ, and frequenting Kline’s.

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by Christina Kilby

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024

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