Spring 2024 Issue

2024 Plumeri Awards

By Jacob A. Miller ’18

Experts on next-generation quantum technologies, mental health in schools and blue crab fishery management in the Chesapeake Bay — these are just a few of the 10 leading William & Mary educators who were recognized on May 10 as the 2024 recipients of the highly coveted annual Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence. Nine professors and one coach were selected for their achievements elevating excellence at the university and providing the most personal educational experience possible to our students. They each demonstrate deep commitment to the core award values of passion, vision, leadership and excellence.

The Plumeri Awards were established in 2009 by Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66, D.P.S. ’11 to pay tribute to the impact professors had on his own life. Plumeri Award funds have provided critical research and operational support to nearly 250 faculty members and coaches to date.

The 2024 cohort is an impressive list representing the best of William & Mary faculty, on the leading edge in their respective fields. Members of this year’s class are Patton Burchett, religious studies; Brian Castleberry, English; Audrey Horning ’89, anthropology; Romuald Lipcius, marine science; Elizabeth Mead, art & art history; Irina Novikova, physics; Janise Parker, school psychology & counselor education; Joshua Puzey, biology; Daniel Runfola, applied science; and Michael Powell ’04, athletics.

Read more and watch videos about the awardees.