Academic Affairs

Stillman Prizes

Stillman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

The Stillman Prize was created by Abbott L. Stillman '69, member of the College's Board of Trustees, David Stillman '72 and Allan Stillman in honor of Abraham Stillman, father and grandfather. Faculty members are nominated by students for the prize, which is awarded to a faculty member each year who makes the classroom a place that combines excitement, joy, and challenge. The winner is chosen by the Committee on Teaching and Advising (COTA) from a list of finalists after interviews with students and a review of supporting letters. The winner will be announced at the Commencement ceremony and awarded at the Opening Convocation.

The 2019-2020 Stillman Prize for Excellence in Teaching is awarded to Professor Scott Kirkton, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.

Past Stillman Teaching Prize Recipients

Stillman Prize for Faculty Excellence in Research

The Union College faculty are a community of teacher-scholars, and their excellence in teaching is matched by that in scholarship. The Stillman Prize for Faculty Excellence in Research was also established by Abbott Stillman and the Stillman Family. This prize is awarded annually to a tenured member of the faculty selected by the Faculty Research Fund Committee from faculty nominations to honor excellence in research and scholarship over the preceding three-year period.

The 2019-2020 Stillman Prize for Faculty Excellence in Research is awarded to Professor Leo Zaibert, Professor of Philosophy.

Past Stillman Research Prize Recipients