College Support and Award Opportunities

Support and Awards

The annual Gary Lindberg Award was established by the College of Liberal Arts in 1986 in memory of Professor Gary Lindberg of the Department of English. Professor Lindberg was an exceptional scholar and outstanding teacher whose dedication and service to the University of New Hampshire as well as the wider community exemplified the highest academic standards and ideals.

In memory of Professor Lindberg and as a means of publicly supporting superior faculty accomplishment, the College of Liberal Arts annually recognizes one truly outstanding scholar and teacher within the College. The award carries a $5,000 stipend. The recipient is invited to present the Liberal Arts Lecture to the public during the following academic year.

Lindberg Nomination Information

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2018 Lindberg Award Recipient

Announced March 6, 2018

Paula Salvio, chair and professor of education, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Lindberg Award, given annually to the outstanding teacher-scholar in the College of Liberal Arts.

Appointed to the faculty in 1992, Professor Salvio is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on the cultural and historical foundations of education with a specialization in psychoanalysis, life-writing and the impact that marginalization, trauma and war have on women, children and youth in formal and informal educational settings. She explores transitional moments in history and society – reform, wars and revolution and their aftermaths – and how these affect the relations of education, culture and politics.

Professor Salvio’s publications reflect an innovative and broad approach to educational studies, applying diverse theoretical frameworks and modes of inquiry to a variety of educational situations and settings. She is the author of “The Story-Takers: Public Pedagogy and Contemporary Italy’s Non-Violent Resistance Against the Mafia” (University of Toronto Press, 2017) and “Anne Sexton: Teacher of Weird Abundance” (SUNY Press, 2007), which won a Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. She co-authored (with Bronwen Low and Chloe Brushwood Rose) “Community-based Media Pedagogies: Relational Practices of Listening in the Commons” (Routledge, 2016) and co-edited (with Gail Boldt) “Love’s Return: Psychoanalytic Essays on Childhood, Teaching and Learning” (Routledge, 2006). She has published numerous refereed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics from food blogs to photojournalism. The quality of her scholarship has been recognized with support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Verizon Foundation, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, among others.

In the classroom, Professor Salvio is equally outstanding. She expertly teaches a wide range of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, and has served on or chaired dozens of dissertation committees in the departments of Education, English and Psychology. In course evaluations, students frequently praise her as highly engaging, challenging, knowledgeable and committed to their growth. “Breathtaking knowledge base, inspiring attitude toward scholarship and deep passion for the subject,” writes one student. Outside the classroom, students say she goes above and beyond, working vigorously to advise and advocate for them in their professional development.

Professor Salvio has demonstrated that she possesses the highest qualities of scholarship and teaching and is most deserving of the Lindberg Award.

Previous Lindberg Award Winners

Ellen Fitzpatrick
David Kaye
W. Jeffrey Bolster
Michael Ferber
Rochelle Lieber
Jan Golinski
Charlotte Witt
Thomas Newkirk
Douglas Lanier
Scott Schnepf
Sheila McNamee
J. William Harris
Susan Schibanoff
David Frankfurter
Sally Ward
Charles Simic
Robert Mair
Cathy Frierson
Alasdair Drysdale
Ann Diller
Paul Brockelman
Janet Polasky
Keith Polk
Victor Benassi
David Richman
Joshua Meyrowitz
Laurel T. Ulrich
Robert Hapgood
Barbara Cooper
Donald J. Wilcox
Michael DePorte
History 2017
Theatre 2016
History 2015
English and Humanities 2014
English and Linguistics 2013
History and Humanities 2012
Philosophy and Humanities 2011
English 2010
English 2009
Art 2008
Communication 2007
History 2006
English 2005
History and Religious Studies 2004
Sociology 2003
English 2002
Psychology 2001
History 2000
Geography 1999
Education 1998
Philosophy 1997
History 1996
Music 1995
Psychology 1994
Humanities and Theatre 1993
Communication 1992
History 1991
English 1990
LLC/French 1989
History 1988
English 1987

The College of Liberal Arts provides limited support (up to $500) for research-related activites, with particular preference given to those that will advance efforts to secure external grants and fellowships, such as travel to funding agencies in Washington, DC. There is no deadline for applications, but once funds have been depleted for a given year, requests will be deferred until the following fiscal year. To apply, please briefly describe your project and proposed budget in less than one page, indicating what if any support your department will provide. This should be addressed to Alasdair Drysdale in the Dean's Office and submitted electronically. We ask for your chair's endorsment, only in the form of a signature, so please send a copy of your application to him or her. If your request is approved, support will take the form of reimbursement of documented expenses. Please address any questions to Brett Gibson.

We regret that the COLA competitive Summer Research Stipend Awards Program (see below) has been temporarily suspended. The college will continue to offer limited financial assistance on an ad hoc basis to junior faculty for scholarship-related costs (e.g., funds to support professional travel; funds to pay for research equipment). Faculty seeking such support should follow the normal procedure for requesting funding: submit a statement of research and a budget to your Department Chair or Coordinator and have the Chair/Coordinator forward those documents to Brett Gibson together with your department’s or program’s stated contribution amount.


The College of Liberal Arts (COLA) provides summer support for faculty members designed to free them from other activities so that they can pursue research or creative academic work. Ordinarily, summer term teaching or receipt of other University summer awards cannot be combined with a COLA summer research stipend.

Only tenure-track faculty members are eligible for this award. Priority is given to junior faculty members; however, some senior awards are made. Preference is given to those who have not received internal support in the past three years, to proposals that will make an important difference in scholarly/creative output, and to proposals that will make a significant impact on the tenure decision for untenured applicants.

Limited funds are available to faculty members on an ad hoc basis to support their professional development. Proposals should be made through one’s chair and support from other sources should be sought as well.

Request for Ad Hoc Faculty Development Funds

Other Internal Support and Award Opportunities

Each year, the University selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given in each college and school, and University-wide awards recognize public service, research, teaching, and engagement.

Nomination Information

Award Recipients

2018

University-wide Awards

Eliga Gould, Department of History
Distinguished Professor Award

David Richman, Department of Theatre and Dance
Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

Jennifer Armstrong, Department of Philosophy
Monica Chiu, Department of English
Kristen Swann, Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies


2017

Winners are profiled on the Faculty Excellence Awards website

University-wide Awards

Andrew Boysen, Department of Music
Excellence in Research Award

Mary Fran Malone, Department of Political Science
Excellence in International Engagement Award

Scott Weintraub, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Outstanding Assistant Professor Award

Janet Polasky, Department of History
Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

Raina Ames, Department of Theatre and Dance
Susan Curry, Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies
Kevin Healey, Department of Communication


2016

Winners are profiled on the Faculty Excellence Awards website

University-wide Awards

Gregory McMahon, Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies
Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching

Judy Sharkey, Department of Education
Excellence in International Engagement Award

Excellence in Teaching

Amy Boylan, Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies
Stephanie Harzewski, Department of English
Susan Siggelakis, Department of Political Science


2015

Winners are profiled on the Faculty Excellence Awards website

University-wide Awards

Katie Edwards, Department of Psychology
Outstanding Assistant Professor

David Finkelhor, Department of Sociology
Excellence in Research Award

Claire Malarte-Feldman, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Excellence in International Engagement Award

David Seiler, Department of Music
Distinguished Professor Award

Sarah Sherman, Department of English
Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching and Graduate Mentor Award

Excellence in Teaching

Cristy Beemer, Department of English
Julee Holcombe, Department of Art and Art History
Gay Nardone, Department of Theatre and Dance


2014

Winners are profiled on the Faculty Excellence Awards website

University-wide Awards

Szu-Feng Chen, Department of Theatre and Dance
Outstanding Assistant Professor

Willem deVries, Department of Philosophy
Distinguished Professor Award

Sheila McNamee, Department of Communication
Excellence in International Engagement Award

Sharyn Potter, Department of Sociology
Award for Excellence in Public Service

Excellence in Teaching

Joan Glutting, Department of Psychology
Suzanne Graham, Department of Education
Catherine Moran, Department of Sociology


2013

Winners are profiled on the Faculty Excellence Awards website

University-wide Awards

Jeffrey Bolster, Department of History
Graduate Mentor Award

Kenneth Johnson, Department of Sociology, Carsey Institute
Excellence in Research Award

Excellence in Teaching

Dennis Britton, Department of English
Leslie Couse, Department of Education
James Tucker, Department of Sociology

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