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Alpha Chi Omicron Teaching Awards

AXO Teaching Awards

Alpha Chi Omicron Prof ContrerasFounded in 2021, the AXO Teaching Awards are designed to recognize outstanding teaching that combats racism and promotes social justice.  Based on student input collected and reviewed by a committee headed by AXO student leaders, the awards are divided into three categories:

  • Outstanding Teaching in Composition
  • Outstanding Teaching in Texts and Contexts
  • Outstanding Teaching in Upper-Division Electives

Each category features two winners, as well as a list of honorable mentions.  Funding for the inaugural round of awards was generously provided by Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer, the Writing Program, and the English department. 

More information on the awardees for 2020-21 is available at Fordham English News

Alpha Chi Omicron Teaching Award Winners

2021-2022 Winners

Outstanding Teaching in Composition

  • Professor Daniel Hengel
  • Professor Michael Natriello

Honorable mention: Jessica D’Onofrio, Ian Singleton, Caitlin Cawley, Shubhangi Mehrotra, Robert Clark, Sasha Maceira, Tara Menon, Etienne Kouakou, Madison Forbes, Peter Dearing, Jason Ray, Stephen Fragano, and Sarah Hildebrand.

Outstanding Teaching in Texts and Contexts

  • Professor Aaron Pinnix
  • Professor Diane Detournay

Honorable mention: Caitlin Cawley, Corey McEleney, Shoshana Enelow, Sasha Panaram, and Julie Gafney.

Outstanding Teaching in Upper-Division Courses

  • Professor Alexis Quinlan
  • Professor Stephen Hong Sohn

Honorable mention: Vivian Papp, Caitlin Cawley, and Susan Greenfield.

2020-2021 Winners

Outstanding Teaching in Composition

  • Professor Maya Castellanos
  • Professor Jessica D’Onofrio 

Honorable mention: Caitlin Cawley, Frederic Colier, Lennox Debra, John Gaffney, Antiwa Ghosh, John Miele, Tara Menon, and Danielle Sottosanti.

Outstanding Teaching in Texts and Contexts

  • Professor James Kim
  • Professor Srigowri Kumar

Honorable mention: Stephen Romagnoli, John Gaffney, Lowery McClendon, Cornelius Collins, Alexander Mindt, Corey McEleney, Jordan Stein, Peter Krause.

Outstanding Teaching in Upper-Division Courses

  • Professor Daniel Contreras
  • Professor Keri Walsh.

Honorable mention: Stephen Sohn, Danielle Sottosanti, and Amina Tajbhai.