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Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Teaching Award Recipients

Innovation in Teaching

Richard Barry

Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Richard Barry, assistant professor of theology, is the 2019 recipient of the Innovation in Teaching Excellence Award presented by the College’s Center for Teaching Excellence. The honor is given to a faculty member who has implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches that increase student learning and success. Innovative teaching is defined broadly, but necessarily Rick Barryinvolves creative ways to engage students in the learning process.

Barry, whose area of academic expertise is systematic theology, joined the PC community in 2015 as a visiting assistant professor of theology. In 2017, he earned his doctorate from Marquette University, where he also served as an adjunct professor of theology.

Barry teaches courses in theology and the Development of Western Civilization Program. He also has been active on several College committees, including the Jewish-Catholic Theological Exchange Committee. Outside of the College, he’s a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the Academy of Catholic Theology.

Congratulations to Dr. Barry on this well-earned honor.

Teaching Excellence by Visiting and Practitioner Faculty

Brian Lamoureux

Practitioner Faculty of Management

Professor Brian Lamoureux, practitioner faculty of management, is the 2019 recipient of the Teaching Excellence by Visiting and Practitioner Faculty Award. The honor recognizes visiting and practitioner faculty for their excellence in teaching and in promoting enthusiasm for learning.

Lamoureux, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from PC in 1994, has been teaching at the College since 2010. Currently, he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate business programs, and he specializes in legal issues associated with social and digital media.Brian J. Lamoureux, Practitioner Faculty of Management

Lamoureux earned his juris doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he also earned his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Prior to that, he received a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Rhode Island. He is a partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC where he focuses on commercial litigation, employment law, construction matters, and business dispute resolution.

Congratulations to Professor Lamoureux on this well-earned honor.

Teaching Excellence by Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Hawkridge
Adjunct Faculty in Theatre, Dance and Film

Professor Patricia Hawkridge, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film, is the recipient of the 2019 Teaching Excellence by Adjunct Faculty Award. The honor recognizes adjunct faculty for excellence in teaching and in promoting enthusiasm for learning.

Hawkridge, who earned a master’s in fine arts from The George Washington University, is the founder/artistic director of LaVoce: Theatre That Speaks, as well as a R.I. Teaching Artist through the R.I. State Council on the Arts.

Patricia HawkridgeAs an educator, she has taught theatre and speech classes at PC, Salve Regina University, Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Wheaton College, and The George Washington University. As an actor and director, Hawkridge has worked with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Horizons Theatre, Silver Spring Stage, and the Gamm Theatre, among many others.

Congratulations to Professor Hawkridge on this well-earned honor.

Please download a PDF for more information about these awards.