Sara C. Folta PhD has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Friedman School's Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award! The award is given to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the Friedman School in teaching, research, or public impact. Dr. Folta has made contributions in all of these areas to the School, the University, and to the community, including her roles as a faculty member, as co-Chair of the Friedman School Social Justice, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee, as the Friedman School's Doctoral and Postdoctoral Officer, and in her other roles at Tisch College, the Tufts CTSI, and on University committees.
Each year, the Friedman School recognizes a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions to the intellectual life of the School over the past year through their contribution to one or more of these activities: Teaching, Advising and Mentoring, Research, Public Impact.
All Friedman School faculty, regardless of title, rank or type of appointment, are eligible to receive the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award.
Nominations must include a statement that focuses on the exceptional contribution(s) that the faculty member has made over the past year.
Any Friedman School faculty member, student, or staff member may nominate a Freidman School faculty member for the award.
- Nominations should be for individual faculty members and not teams.
- A nominator may nominate multiple individual faculty members using separate nomination forms.
- Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- Nominations require identification of the nominator and cannot be anonymous.
- Nominations will be reviewed by Friedman School Deans and Division Chairs.
Nominations will be accepted March 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019.
Nominations must be submitted online here.
Names of nominees and the award winner will be announced in late April 2019, and the award winner will be honored at Commencement in May 2019.