CHBS Professors Honored for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship

Carolyn Mathews

Carolyn Mathews

Carolyn Mathews and Hilary Lips, professors in Radford University’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, are the recipients of the highest honor given by the college to its faculty.

Mathews, an English professor, and Lips, chair of the Department of Psychology and a professor in that department, are winners of CHBS’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Scholarship Award, respectively. The two professors were nominated and selected by a committee of their peers. Each received a plaque and $500 in professional development funding.

Mathews teaches English education courses, including grammar, language and writing, that prepare future secondary teachers for careers in the classroom. She also supervises teacher candidates in their early field experience and student teaching.

Hilary Lips

Hilary Lips

Lips’ research focuses on the gender pay gap and on intersections of gender, power, self-perceptions and achievement. She has studied the academic self-views of university students, the “possible future selves” that young women and men imagine for themselves and the impact of role models on the academic self-views of women and men.

Lips also teaches courses in psychology of women and social psychology, and works with students on a variety of research projects.