2010 WINNERS • EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Dr. Farrah Gafford
Department of Sociology
Dr. Gafford earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Tulane University in 2008. Her research examines how residents in New Orleans use institutions and organizations to maintain community solidarity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since coming to Xavier, Dr. Gafford has taught African American Urban Life, Black Family, Sociology of the Family, and Urban Sociology. Her favorite part of teaching is helping students see that sociology can transcend the classroom and be used in understanding their everyday lives.
Dr. Bonnie Noonan
Department of English
Dr. Noonan received her Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University in May, 2003. Her teaching experience includes developmental, first and second levels of freshman composition, non-fiction writing, business and technical communication, introduction to world literature, and honors English. Dr. Noonan has also served the University as Composition Coordinator for the English Department. Her publications include “Radical Teacher,” “When Life Gives You Lemons: Katrina as Subject,” “Thad: Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Technical Writing,” and “Love in the Composition Classroom.” She is currently working on Gender in the Science Fiction Films of the Sixties and Seventies, her follow-up book to Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films.