Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary and Professional Writing

This award recognizes teaching that has contributed to the development of student writing within academic and professional fields across the university (other than English). Nominees can be tenure-track or non-tenure track regular faculty currently employed in any school or college at Case Western Reserve. This award is designed to recognize instructors who have helped their students publish academic/scholarly work, instructors/mentors of graduate/professional students, and/or instructors of SAGES Departmental Seminars and Senior Capstones (where discipline-specific writing is taught).

Award Recipients


Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, SJD

Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Jurisprudence, School of Law


Frank Ernst, PhD

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering & Chair of Materials Science & Engineer, College of Engineering

Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD

Theodore J. Castele Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences


Wanda Strychalski, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences


Vanessa Hildebrand, PhD 

Associate Professor of Anthropology 

College of Arts and Sciences


Georgia Cowart, PhD

Professor of Music

College of Arts and Sciences


Ricardo Apostol, PhD

Assistant Professor of Classics

College of Arts and Sciences


Helen Salz, PhD

Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences

School of Medicine


Eileen Anderson-Fye, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

College of Arts and Sciences


Jeffrey Capadona, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

School of Engineering


Renee M. Sentilles, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences


Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC

Associate Professor, Nursing

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing