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Past Recipients of LAS Awards

Academic Professional | Staff | McCowen Distinguished Service| Academic Advising | Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching | Undergraduate Teaching, Instructional Staff | Undergraduate Teaching by TAs | Distinguished Women Teachers | Humanities Teaching Excellence Award Program

Academic Professional Award Winners

  • 2003-04
    Gladys Hunt, Department of Psychology
    Sharon S. Lee, Asian American Studies Program
    Dorothy Loudermilk, School of Chemical Sciences
  • 2004-2005
    Dianna Armstrong, Mathematics
    Firmino Pinto, Psychology
  • 2005-2006
    Christa Deacy-Quinn, Spurlock Museum
    William Chapman, Atmospheric Sciences Susan Brannock-Gaul, Anthropology/PSAP
  • 2006-2007
    Brian Jewett, Atmospheric Sciences
    Kathy Hatch, Psychology
    Jacquelyn Kahn, Gender and Women's Studies
  • 2007-2008
    Ann Tandy Lacy, Spurlock Museum
    Jonathan Manton, Mathematics
    Penelope A. Soskin, LAS Student Academic Affairs Office
  • 2008-2009
    Alison Ahlgren, Mathematics
    Joseph Hinchliffe, Political Science
    Jun Kai Zhang, Microbiology
  • 2009-2010
    Corinne Crane, Germanic Languages and Literatures
    Elaine Shpungin, Psychology
    Jodee Stanley, English
    Joan Volkmann, LAS Advancement
  • 2010-2011
    Amy Elli, LAS Administration Elizabeth Morley, Center for Writing Studies
    Scott Morris, Earth, Society and Environment
  • 2011-2012
    Scott Bartlett, History
    Wendy Harris, Mathematics
    Carol Wakefield, LAS Office of Administration

  • 2012-2013
    Jonathan Tomkin, School of Earth, Society & Env
    Charles Walbaum, School of Chemical Sciences
    Jennifer White, Spurlock Museum
  • 2013-2014
    Robert Jenkins, Germanic Languages and Literature
    Sandee Moore, Mathematics
    Kim Sheahan, Sprulock Museum

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Staff Award Winners

  • 2003-04
    Christine Clark, English
    Ann Harvey, Psychology
    Virginia Veeder, LAS Advancement
  • 2004-2005
    Shari French, Anthropology
    Robert Taylor, School of Chemical Sciences
    Vicki Tempel, Chemistry
  • 2005-2006
    Delinda Swanson, Political Science
    Timothy Cunningham, ATLAS
    Jacqueline Bowdry, Entomology
  • 2006-2007
    Marita Romine, FLB Admin
    Terry Davis, English
    Brenda Stamm, Political Science
  • 2007-2008
    Barbara Elmore, Geology
    Rebecca Moss, English
    Susana Vazquez Weigel, Speech Communication
  • 2008-2009
    Margie Salmon, Communication
    Deborah Stauffer, English
  • 2009-2010
    Lauri Harden, English
    Dana Loschen, Psychology
    Dale McBride, Economics
    Geraldine Moore, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
  • 2010-2011
    Rhonda Kissling, Intensive English Institute
    Patricia O'Bryan, LAS Advancement
    Carla Vail, Philosophy
  • 2011-2012
    Katie Beall, Psychology
    Amy Rumsey, English
    Peggy Wells, Philosophy

  • 2012-2013
    Melissa Banks, Statistics
    Lisa Smith, Animal Biology
    Mary Strum, Communication
  • 2013-2014
    Amy Holland, Communication
    Beth Myler, Chemistry
    Virginia Swisher, Gender and Women's Studies

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Nancy J. McCowen Distinguished Service Award

  • 2003-04
    Sharon Decker, English
  • 2004-2005
    Sandra Osterbur, Astronomy
  • 2005-2006
    Delores Hill, Sociology
  • 2006-2007
    Paula Adametz Hays, LAS Admin
  • 2008-2009
    Thomas Bedwell, History
  • 2009-2010
    Mary Ellen Fryer, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
  • 2010-2011
    Lori Hendricks, Psychology
  • 2011-2012
    Joellyn Pedro, LAS Office of Administration

  • 2012-2013
    Lori Dick, Mathematics

  • 2013-2014
    Yvonne Knight, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

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Academic Advising Awards

  • 2003-04
    David Sansone, Classics
    Kathryn Martensen, LAS General Curriculum
  • 2004-2005
    David Skadden, Psychology
  • 2005-2006
    Phyllis Vanlandingham, LAS Student Affairs
  • 2006-2007
    Deneen DeMarie, Psychology
  • 2007-2008
    Carl Niekerk, Germanic Languages and Literatures
    Gary Spezia, Integrative Biology
  • 2008-2009
    Richard T. Rodriguez, Latina/Latino Studies
    Robert C. Steltman, English
  • 2009-2010
    Gary Wszalek, Psychology
  • 2011-2012
    Barbara I. Hall, Communication

  • 2013-2014

    Bradley G. Mehrtens, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Dean's Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

  • 2003-04
    Stephen P. Altaner, Geology
    Jeffrey Moore, Chemistry
  • 2004-2005
    John P. D'angelo, Mathematics
    David Tewksbury, Speech Communication
  • 2005-2006
    Scott D. Ahlgren, Mathematics
    Cara A. Finnegan, Speech Communication
  • 2006-2007
    Matthew Ando, Mathematics
    CL Cole, Gender and Women's Studies
    Stephen Marshak, Geology
  • 2007-2008
    Richard Gorvett, Mathematics
    Carol Symes, History
  • 2008-2009
    Laurie Johnson, Germanic Languages & Literatures
    Leanne Knobloch, Communication
    Mark H. Leff, History
    Bruce Reznick, Mathematics
  • 2009-2010
    James Barrett, History
    Aaron Benjamin, Psychology
    Anthony Pollock, English
    Alexandru Zaharescu, Mathematics
  • 2010-2011
    May Berenbaum, Entomology
    Catharine Gray, English
    A. J. Hildebrand, Mathematics
    Robert Pahre, Political Science
  • 2011-2012
    John C. Lammers, Communication
    Tracy Sulkin, Political Science
    Jeremy T. Tyson, Mathematics
  • 2012-2013
    Scott Althaus, Political Science
    Bruce Fouke, Geology
    Brian Quick, Communication
  • 2013-2014

    Tamara Chaplin, History Nathan Dunfield, Mathematics
    Ned O’Gorman, Communication
    Helga Varden, Philosophy

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Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Instructional Staff

  • 2003-04
    John D. Anderson, English
  • 2004-2005
    Sandra Goss Lucas
  • 2005-2006
    Lori A. Garner, English
  • 2006-2007
    Iryce Baron, English
  • 2007-2008
    Andrew Moss, English
  • 2008-2009
    John Griswold, English
    Katherine Wahl, Mathematics
  • 2009-2010
    Thomas Costello, Communication
  • 2010-2011
    John Rubins, English
  • 2011-2012
    Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Sciences
  • 2012-2013
    Jennifer McNeilly, Mathematics
  • 2013-2014
    Don DeCoste, Chemistry

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Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • 2003-04
    Roberto Sanchez, History
  • 2004-2005
    Emma Betz, Germanic Languages and Literatures
    Grace E. Cho, Psychology
    Michah James, Mathematics
    Goran Skosples, Economics
  • 2005-2006
    Melissa A. Girard, English
    Jon Sherman, German
  • 2006-2007
    Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, History
    Matthew R. Lee, Psychology
    Chetan Pahlajani, Mathematics
    Carsten Wilmes, Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • 2007-2008
    Evelyn Au, Psychology
    Ryan Blum, Speech Communication
    Melissa Dennison, Mathematics
    Luis Eduardo Herrera, Latin American & Caribbean St.
    Michael Rosenow, History
  • 2008-2009
    Shabnam Javdani, Psychology
  • 2009-2010
    Troy Cooper, Communication
    Amy Oh, Classics
    Jennifer Rosner, Psychology
    Ellen Tillman, History
  • 2010-2011
    Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr., Asian American Studies Program
    Alexandru Balas, Political Science
    Bradley J. Bond, Communication
    Adam C. Irish, Political Science
    Ryan Michael Jones, History
    Mary I. Unger, English
  • 2011-2012
    Jane V. Butterfield, Mathematics
    Andrew Anthony Hunte, Mathematics
    Christopher S. Josey, Communication
    Chera A. LaForge, Political Science
  • 2012-2013
    Peter Campbell, Gender and Women's Studies
    Jill Clements, English
    Megan Remmel, Political Science
    Julius Riles, Communication
  • 2013-2014

    Katherine Anders, Mathematics
    Emily Dworkin, Psychology
    Sandra L. Henderson, History
    Melanie B. Tannenbaum, Psychology

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Lynn M. Martin Award for Distinguished Women Teachers

  • 2003-04
    Gail Hawisher, English
    Rebecca C. Harris, Political Science
  • 2004-2005
    Ellen Fireman, Statistics
    Mancy C. Westcott, English
  • 2005-2006
    Julia F. Saville, English
  • 2006-2007
    Erin Donovan-Kicken, Speech Communication
  • 2008-2009
    Mary E. Ramey, Communication
    Professor Carla Cáceres, Animal Biology
  • 2009-2010
    Professor Samantha Frost, Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies Program
  • 2010-2011
    Amanda Vicary, Psychology
  • 2011-2012
    Stephanie M. Hilger, Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative World Literature
    Kerry Pimblott, History
  • 2012-2013
    Pat Gill, Gender and Women's Studies
    Stephanie Mager, Geology
  • 2013-2014
    Dale Bauer, English
    Neha Gupta, Mathematics

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Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award Program

  • 2003
    Craig Koslofsky, History
    Catherine M. Waitinas, English
  • 2004
    Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr., History
    Jody L. Shipka, English
  • 2005
    Mark S. Micale, History
    E. K. Tan, Comparative and World Literatures
  • 2006
    Donald Crummey, History
    Thomas Mackaman, History
  • 2007
    Trish Loughran, English
    Ellen McWhorter, English
  • 2007-2008
    Robert Rushing, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and Comparative and World Literatures
    Tara Lyons, English
  • 2008-2009
    Samantha Looker, English
    Gillen Wood, English
  • 2009-2010
    Luisa-Elana Delgado, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
  • 2010-2011
    Amy L. Norgard, Classics
  • 2011-2012
    Jim Hansen, English
    Katie Walkiewicz, English
  • 2012-2013
    Kirk Sanders, Classics and Philosophy
    Anna Kurhajec, History
  • 2013-2014
    E. Jordan Sellers Jr., English

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