Dean Roger Fairfax Honors Outstanding Scholarship and Achievement at Annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony

A Dozen Faculty Members Recognized for their Academic Scholarship

Professor Angi Porter (center) presented the Excellence in Teaching Award by Professor Hilary Allen (right)

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) celebrated the remarkable achievements of its faculty on Monday during the annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony. Dean Roger A. Fairfax Jr. presented awards to twelve distinguished professors for their exceptional contributions during the 2023-2024 academic year. The event also paid tribute to departing faculty members.


Pauline Ruyle Moore Scholar Award: Professor Hilary Allen and Professor Anita Sinha

Edwin A. Mooers Scholar Award: Professor Janie Chuang and Professor Susan Carle

Excellence in Teaching Award: Professor Angi Porter

Professor Janie Chuang (center) received the Edwin A. Mooers Scholar Award presented by Professor Ezra Rosser (right)

Outstanding Service Award: Professor Brandon Weiss

Innovation in Pedagogy Award: Professor Anita Sinha

Adjunct Teaching Award: Professor Tracy Kepler


Distinguished Professor: Ira Robbins

Tenure Awarded: Lise Beske

Professor Brandon Weiss (center) presented the Outstanding Service Award by Professor Hiliary Allen

Associate Professor: Gustavo Ribeiro

Law Librarian: Shannon Roddy


45 Years of Service: Professor Ira Robbins

25 Years of Service: Professor Christine Farley

17-Year Retirement Recognition: Professor Paul Figley

Dean Fairfax expressed heartfelt gratitude to the faculty, stating, "Thank you to our incredible faculty for championing what matters. Your passion and commitment to creating an environment where legal minds are nurtured and encouraged to grow is beyond remarkable."

The ceremony highlighted the dedication and excellence of the AUWCL faculty, reinforcing the institution's commitment to academic and professional success.

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~ Story by Brice Helms