Professor Bill Kehoe is one of three recipients of the 2015 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by UVA’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation. The award invites schools from across the University to nominate any full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and sought to instill in their students the virtues of scholarship and a love of learning. Award winners receive $5,000; the three recipients will be recognized at a banquet in October 2015.
“[The JSF is] looking for the very best teachers to honor, those who go the extra mile in instilling a love of learning and the virtues of scholarship,” said Director of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Program Bill Wilson, who chaired the award selection committee. “Knowing Bill as well as I do, I am thrilled with the choice we made. The testimonials on Bill’s behalf from colleagues and students were simply laudatory, and we find ourselves not only in admiration of Bill’s devotion to our vocation, but thankful for it as well.”
“As a member of McIntire’s Marketing Area since 1975, Bill has compiled a remarkable teaching record and service record,” said Senior Associate Dean Rick Netemeyer. “It is impossible to explain the totality of the impact he has had on students, colleagues, McIntire, and UVA in those 40 years. He is one of the most selfless people at the School, always putting students first. Simply put, Bill is a master teacher, academic, and mentor.”