Assistant professor of history Kathleen Smythe is the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year. The award is given by the Xavier chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, to a professor who has a profound impact on a wide range of students. Smythe has been at Xavier since 1997. Her areas of expertise are African history and colonial history. Smythe also codirects the Ethics/Religion and Society program and cochairs the sustainability committee on campus.