We congratulate Dr. Julia Beeman, the winner of the 2017-2018 Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Beeman is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Criminal Justice Department, and also directs the William Gaston Faith and Public Service scholarship program. Earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNC-Charlotte, and with substantial experience in criminal justice and public safety, Dr. Beeman came to the College as a faculty member in 2006. While here, in addition to creating the Criminal Justice program, she pursued doctoral studies with Nova Southeastern University, earning her doctorate with a dissertation on PTSD and the use of force by law enforcement officers. She has also been a vital link between the academic and athletic programs, with long service as our Faculty Athletic Representative.

The Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence was established in 1984 with the support of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adrian to recognize and reward outstanding teaching performance by faculty members at Belmont Abbey College. This year, the committee’s citation reads:

“Teachers wield enormous power in the lives of their students. Effec