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CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching

CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching

Current winner of the CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching

The CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies recognizes Medieval Academy members who are outstanding teachers who have contributed to the profession by inspiring students at the undergraduate or graduate levels or by creating innovative and influential textbooks or other materials for teaching medieval subjects.

This award of $1000 is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy.


The annual deadline for nominations is 15 November. Three nominators are required, one of whom should be a former student of the nominee. To submit a nomination, please fill out this form. Nominators must also submit a PDF document of 1-3 pages that details the nominee's accomplishments as a teacher, using the upload link at the end of the form.


CARA Teaching Award Past Winners


2003: William Cook, SUNY Geneseo and

Ronald Herzman, SUNY Geneseo

2004: Charles T. Wood, Dartmouth College (awarded posthumously)

2005: Virginia Brown, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto

2006: Lee Patterson, Yale University

2007: János Bak, Central European University

2008: no award given

2009: Richard K. Emmerson, Florida State University

2010: no award given

2011: Howell D. Chickering, Amherst College

2012: no award given

2013: Allen J. Frantzen, professor of English at Loyola University Chicago

2014: Phillip Adamo of Augsburg College and Charles Wright of the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana

2015: Joseph Gering, University of Toronto

2016: Peter Beidler (Lehigh Univ.), and Tim Graham (Univ. of New Mexico)

2017: Roberta Frank (Yale Univ.) and Amy Livingstone (Wittenburg Univ.)



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