Award Winning Faculty

Nig Narain teaching award

The Department of Political Science takes considerable pride in the accomplishments of its Faculty members. In recent years, many of our Faculty have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research. Faculty have been awarded such distinguished prizes as the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Part-time Faculty Member, the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research and the University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Please scroll below to read more about our award winning Faculty.

Teaching Awards and Achievements 

2018 - 2019

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Western Faculty Scholars Award Dr. Laura Stephenson
USC Teaching Excellence Award Mr. Nigmendra Narain

2016 - 2017

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Dan Bousfield             

Western University Residence Life Teaching Award of Excellence

Mr. Nigmendra Narain

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Caroline Dick
Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov
Dr. Andrés Pérez
Dr. Joanna Quinn
Dr. Zachary Taylor
Dr. Richard Vernon

2015 - 2016

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Dean’s Excellence Award for Teaching (Social Science)

Dr. Andrew Sancton             

Political Science Association (PSA) Professor of the Year Award

Mr. Nigmendra Narain             

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Teaching Excellence (External Award)

Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov             

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. Erin Hannah
Dr. Martin Horak
Dr. Charles Jones
Dr. Jennifer Kirkham
Dr. Bruce Morrison
Dr. Jennifer Mustapha
Dr. Andrés Pérez
Dr. Joanna Quinn

Research Awards and Achievements

2018 - 2019

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Dr. Dave Armstrong
Western's Office of Sustainability Western Green Award Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov

2017 - 2018

Award/Achievement

Faculty

S.M. Lipset Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (External)

Dr. Christopher Alcantara

Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

Dr. Salim Mansur

Fellow of Western’s Africa Institute

Dr. Joanna Quinn

2015 - 2016

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Western's 2016 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Dr. Christopher Alcantara

John McMenemy Prize, Canadian Political Science Association (External)

Dr. Christopher Alcantara

Best Dissertation, Urban and Local Politics Section, American Political Science Association (External)

Dr. Zachary Taylor