Professor of Psychology Sonja-Trent Brown was nominated by the College for the 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program. Dr. Trent-Brown was selected for this nomination because she is an excellent classroom teacher, an outstanding mentor in faculty-student collaborative research, contributes to the body of knowledge on effective teaching and learning and has made pivotal college-and community-wide contributions.
Although Sonja was not selected for an award this year, CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching believe every nominee is worthy of recognition. Sonja's list of recognitions and accomplishments illustrates the respect people have for her as a teacher-scholar. To name a few, in 2010 she was selected as the winner of the Social Science Division's Young Investigators Award. Also in 2010 she was selected by then-President James Bultman to give the annual Convocation address and four years later she gave the Commencement address to those same students at their graduation ceremony in 2014. In 2012 she received the Janet L. Anderson Excellence in Teaching Award
and was selected by seniors for the H.O.P.E. award.