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Faculty Awards

University of Minnesota Awards

Regents Professorship
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 2008
  • Patricia Hampl, 1997
McKnight Land-Grant Fellowship
  • Ray Gonzalez, 1999-2001
Edelstein-Keller Distinguished Professor
  • Charles Baxter
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 2003
Morse-Alumni Award for outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education
  • Julie Schumacher, 2009
CLA Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award
  • Patricia Hampl, 1984
CLA Scholar of the College
  • Ray Gonzalez, 2006-2009
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 1992-1995
  • Patricia Hampl, 1988-1991
CLA Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Faculty Award
  • Patricia Hampl, 2013
Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship
  • M.J. Fitzgerald, 2001, 2006
Provost's Imagine Fund for Arts and Humanities
  • Peter Campion, 2014-2015
  • Dan Philippon, 2013-2014
  • M.J. Fitzgerald, 2012-2013
  • Ray Gonzalez, Julie Schumacher, 2010-2011
  • Ray Gonzalez, 2009-2010
Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship
  • Madelon Sprengnether, spring 2006
Distinguished Educator Award, College of Continuing Education
  • Julie Schumacher, 2008
Distinguished Women Scholars Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 2005

Recent External Awards

Book Awards
  • Julie Schumacher, Thurber Prize for American Humor for Dear Committee Members, 2015; Minnesota Book Award in Young Adult Literature for The Book of 100 Truths, 2007
  • Charles Baxter, Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction for The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot, 2008
  • Patricia Hampl, Minnesota Book Award in Memoir for The Florist's Daughter, 2008
  • Ray Gonzalez, Latino Heritage Award for Best Book of Poetry for The Religion of Hands, 2006
Fulbright Awards
  • Dan Philippon, Fulbright Core Research/Teaching Award, University of Turin and University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy, 2012
Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Ray Gonzalez, Lifetime Achievement Award in Latino Literature from Con Tinta, 2015
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • Peter Campion, 2011-2012
Research & Writing Fellowships
  • Patricia Hampl, Yaddo Foundation, 2014; Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, 2009
  • Dan Philippon, Senior Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany, 2011-2012
  • Julie Schumacher, Bellagio Fellowship, 2011
  • Peter Campion, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature (Prix de Rome), American Academy in Rome, 2009-2010
Other Awards
  • Patricia Hampl, Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), St. Bonaventure University, NY, 2013; Denise Levertov Award, Image magazine, 2012; elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007
  • Charles Baxter, 25th Anniversary Rea Award for the Short Story, 2011; American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for Short Story, 2007
  • Peter Campion, Editors Award for Reviewing, Poetry magazine, 2011; Larry Levis Reading Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010; Pushcart Prize, 2008