April 19, 2017 | Carrie Gates
The highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters, the Sheedy Award was created in 1970 to honor Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of Arts and Letters from 1951 to 1969. Jessica Collett, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award.
Collett will accept the award at a reception in her honor in December.
“It was a tremendous honor to be selected, and I am truly touched by the colleagues and students who took the time to nominate me,” she said. “I so admire and respect the colleagues who have received this award over the years — and many other amazing professors in the College who have not yet been recognized, but from whom I have learned so much.”