Caroline Doebler Bruckerl FacultyAward

Through the generosity of Caroline Doebler Bruckerl ’25, Goucher College honors a faculty member whose accomplishments in teaching, scholarly activity, and service deserve special recognition.

2011-12 Kelly Brown Douglas

Kelly Brown Douglas, professor of religion, is currently the director of the religion program at Goucher College. Professor Douglas is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University, where she majored in psychology. She received a master of divinity and a doctoral degree in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary.

A leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, Essence magazine counts Professor Douglas “among this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors.” Widely published in national and international journals, her groundbreaking book Sexuality and the Black Church was the first to address the issue of homophobia within the black church community. Professor Douglas’ other books include The Black Christ, What’s Faith Got to Do With It?, Black Bodies/Christian Souls, and her most recent work, Black Church/Black Body: A Blues Slant. She is also the co-editor of Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection.


Excellence in Teaching Award

2011-12 Tenured Faculty- Mary Marchand

Mary Marchand, associate professor of English, was awarded the 2011-12 Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Marchand received her Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in American literature, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since joining the Goucher faculty in 1994, Professor Marchand has consistently demonstrated the highest standards of teaching excellence. She has also served as chair of the English Department, director of the American Studies Program, and co-director of Frontiers, the first-year seminar.

2011-12 Tenure-Track Faculty- Micah Webster

Micah Webster is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.  He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Ph.D. in Mathematics with an emphasis on partial differential equations. His research focuses on the theoretical and numerical aspects of applied evolution equations, such as pharmaceutical dosing, image processing, and constructing efficient numerical solvers.  Since joining the Goucher Faculty in 2008, Dr. Webster has consistently put his students' learning first by focusing on them individually.  He understands that learning is a dynamic journey in which the beginning, path, and destination varies from student to student.  Dr. Webster strives to adapt his teaching methods to current and effective pedagogies, such as project-based learning, blended learning, and the "flipped" or inverted classroom.  In addition, Professor Webster enjoys contributing to the environmental sustainability requirement at Goucher by teaching Calculus I: Environmental and Statistical Data Analysis with Environmental Issues in View.

The John M Smith Teaching Award-Mathematical Association of America Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. 

2012- Mark McKibben

Mark McKibben, professor of mathematics, graduated from Ohio University in 1999 with a Ph.D. in mathematics in the area of applied functional analysis. Dr. McKibben has published more than two dozen research articles in national and international journals, two graduate-level books, a textbook, and more than 30 textbook supplements.