Associate Professor of British and Irish Literary Studies, Marissa Greenberg was awarded the Wertheim Lectureship for her various publications in 2015, as well as the publication of her book, Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England  (University of Toronto Press). This lectureship was created in 1989 by Jerry and Mary Carole May Wertheim and James E. and Georgia Phillips Snead. Wertheim and Snead are UNM alumni and currently attorneys in Santa Fe. The lectureship  recognizes significant scholarly activity by a faculty member within the English Department that contributes furthermore to UNM at large.  It carries a $3,000 stipend that can be used for travel, purchasing research materials, or extra compensation.

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Todd Ruecker was awarded the Telfair Hendon Keleher Award for the publication of his bookTransiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College (Utah State University Press) as well as additional articles. This Faculty Award is given annually to a junior Professors who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching, as well as making noteworthy contributions to the English Department. It carries a $1,000 stipend that can be used for travel and purchasing research or teaching materials.