Anna Orlofsky-Bailey receives Dr. Robert Kruckeberg Faculty Excellence Award

Anna Orlofsky-Bailey, Lecturer in the Department of English, receives the Dr. Robert Kruckeberg Faculty Excellence Award from Dr. Heather Small.

Anna Orlofsky-Bailey, Lecturer in the Department of English, receives the Dr. Robert Kruckeberg Faculty Excellence Award from Dr. Heather Small.

Anna Orlofsky-Bailey, Lecturer in the Department of English at Troy University, has been awarded the Dr. Robert Kruckeberg Faculty Excellence Award, presented by the University’s Faculty Senate.

The award honors the memory of Dr. Robert Kruckeberg, an Associate Professor of History who passed away in December 2020 at the age of 43 after a courageous battle with cancer. He had been a member of the TROY faculty since 2012.  

Orlofsky-Bailey received the award, which is presented to an outstanding lecturer or adjunct faculty member who demonstrates excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service, during Monday night’s annual Honors Convocation on the Troy Campus.

“The nomination we received indicated her strong work ethic in the classroom in the wide range of classes she has taught at TROY from developmental to composition and literature,” said Dr. Heather Small, Faculty Senate President. “She has established herself as a scholar within the English Department, presenting at conferences and serving on editorial teams. We are pleased to recognize Anna as this year’s recipient of the Robert Kruckeberg Faculty Senate Excellence Award.”

Before joining the TROY faculty, Orlofsky-Bailey served in a similar role at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). She earned her Master of Teaching Writing degree from AUM and her Bachelor of Arts degree in both English and Spanish from Troy University. While in graduate school, her research and study centered on composition pedagogy and rhetoric with particular focus on basic writing/introductory composition pedagogy.

Her responsibilities as an instructor often involve first-year composition courses, developmental English courses, and undergraduate literature survey courses.

Orlofsky-Bailey’s recent publications include work in Critical Insights: Malcolm X (Salem Press, 2020) and Critical Insights: Satire (Salem Press, 2020), and she has presented at the Southeastern Writing Center Association conference. She currently serves as co-sponsor of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Orlofsky-Bailey is the daughter of English Professor Michael C. Orlofsky and Professor Emerita Dr. Diane Orlofsky and says Troy University has always been like home to her.

“TROY has been home for me forever, growing up on campus and being able to attend on campus,” Orlofsky-Bailey said. “It was such a joy to be able to come back to TROY after my master’s degree to teach, and this just makes seem even more like home to me.”

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