Going above and beyond

Gavin Foster with freshman Aaron Mertz
Photo by Kevin Lowder

Gavin Foster, Ph.D. (left), instructional technology specialist in the computing center and lecturer in English, both in Arts & Sciences, visits with freshman Aaron Mertz after the ArtSci Council’s 2002-03 Faculty Awards Recognition Ceremony recently in Holmes Lounge. Each year, all Arts & Sciences undergraduates are asked to nominate a professor or teaching assistant who has “gone above and beyond what is expected to make (their) experience at Washington University meaningful.” The committee of six ArtSci Council students chooses the 10 awardees. Other winners were Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology; Joan Brockmann, Ph.D., lecturer in English; Sarah C.R. Elgin, Ph.D., professor of biology; Jack Knight, Ph.D., professor and chair of political science; Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, senior artist in residence in the Performing Arts Department; Lesley McCullough, teaching assistant in computing and political science; Judy Zhijun Mu, Ph.D., lecturer in Asian and Near Eastern languages and literatures; Kerry Mulvaney, PAD artist-in-residence; and John V. Nye, Ph.D., associate professor of economics.