In November, Rachel Stephens received one of two “Educator of the Year” awards from the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, Dr. Rachel Stephensfor her efforts to teach students about the importance of nineteenth-century architecture. The society’s president, Ian Crawford, recognized Dr. Stephens for her work educating students about the history of architecture both in Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. In 2014 she organized field trips to historic structures, led research projects about local architecture and organized a digital database of historic Alabama structures to which her students contributed. Stephens was also selected by the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) as the 2015 recipient of the President’s Faculty Research Award for Arts & Sciences – Humanities for excellence in her field.

[Loupe Spring 2015]