Sullivan recognized for commitment to teaching
Riverside City College English professor John Sullivan was honored by the statewide Academic Senate with the 2014 Hayward Award for his commitment to teaching and to his profession.
Sullivan, an adjunct professor, is also a CCA board member representing part-time faculty in Southern California. He is the first part-time faculty member from the Senate’s Area D, encompassing the Inland Empire and Los Angeles to be recognized with the award. He is also the second Riverside City College faculty to win the award in two years. Humanities professor Richard Mahon received the award in 2013.
Along with the recognition goes a $1,250 cash award.
“It is an honor to receive the Gerald C. Hayward Award. I am truly humbled by the nomination and plan on continuing to work diligently to provide my students with the necessary tools and experiences to help them move forward on their road to success,” Sullivan said.
Named for former California Community College Chancellor Gerald C. Hayward, the award honors community college faculty who have a track record of excellence in teaching and professional activities and who demonstrate commitment to their profession.
Sullivan has taught English at Riverside City College since 1997. In addition to his service to CCA, he has served on many committees, including the Academic Senate, the 2014 Accreditation Standard I committee and the statewide Community College Association Board of Directors as Southern Director for Part-time Faculty. Sullivan has also published two peer-reviewed journal articles about Shakespeare.
In nominating Sullivan for consideration, RCC Academic Senate President Lee Nelson wrote: “Sullivan works diligently to develop multiple resources to meet the needs of different learning styles. He is also committed to his colleagues. He developed the Faculty Flyer newsletter and the Adjunct Faculty Survival Guide as a way of improving intra-college communications.”