Colorado State University

College of Natural Sciences Teaching & Mentoring Award Recipients

The Teaching and Mentoring Awards were established in 1995 to recognize faculty and graduate students that have set a standard of excellence in the teaching and mentoring of students.  These awards are the highest honor the College bestows for student education.  Recipients not only help students realize their full learning potential, but encourage them to set high standards for scholarship, integrity, and independence, and are receptive to their concerns. Award winners are recommended to the dean and reviewed by a committee that includes previous award winners drawn from both faculty members and graduate students and an undergraduate student council member.


2016-17 Award Recipients

Dean’s Recognition Award
Margi Cech, College of Natural Sciences
Betty Wilmoth, Chemistry

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Joseph Diverdi, Ph.D., Chemistry

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Colleen Webb, Ph.D., Biology

Early Career (Pre-Tenure) Faculty Excellence in Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Jamie Neilson, Ph.D. , Chemistry
Dan Sloan, Ph.D., Biology

Graduate Student Teaching & Mentoring Award
Lauren Bates, Psychology

 

2015-2016 Award Recipients

Dean’s Recognition Award
Lisa Anaya Esquibel, Sponsored Programs
Heather L. Michalak, Little Shop of Physics
Robert Adame, Physics Machine Shop

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Eric D. Ross, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Mary C. Meyer Ph.D., Statistics

Early Career (Pre-Tenure) Faculty Excellence in Teaching and/or Mentoring Award
Amber T. Krummel Ph.D., Chemistry
Jaime G. Ruiz, Ph.D., Computer Science

Graduate Student Teaching & Mentoring Award
Samuel T. Dunn, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Hillary Wehe, Psychology
Zachary D. Weller, Statistics

 

2014-2015 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Christopher G. Wilcox, Ph.D., Computer Science

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Shane Kanatous, Ph.D., Biology

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education & Mentoring
Melissa Reynolds, Ph.D.,  Chemistry

Early Career Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching or Mentoring
Brian McNaughton, Ph.D., Chemistry

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Elizabeth Harp, Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Sarah Morrison-Smith, Computer Science

 

2013-2014 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Shrideep Pallickara, Ph.D., Computer Science

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Matthew P. Shores, Ph.D., Chemistry

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education & Mentoring
Asa Ben-Hur, Ph.D., Computer Science

Early Career Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching & Mentoring
Santiago Di Pietro, Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Sarah Warner Fitzpatrick, Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Francis C. Motta, Mathematics
Crystal M. Vander Zanden, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

2012-2013 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Edward L. DeLosh, Ph.D., Psychology
Patrick D. Shipman, Ph.D., Mathematics

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Lisa Angeloni, Ph. D., Biology

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education & Mentoring
Donald L. Mykles, Ph.D., Biology

Post-Doctoral Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
E. Dale Broder, Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Janet M. Peters, Psychology

 

2011-2012 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D., Psychology

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Charles S. Henry, Ph.D., Chemistry

Early Career Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching or Mentoring
Lisa Angeloni, Ph.D., Biology

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring
Eugene Y. Chen, Ph.D., Chemistry

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Leif Anderson, Physics
Erin M. Schliep, Statistics

 

2010-2011 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring Award
Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., Psychology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award  
Charles F. Stone, Biology

 Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
Aaron J. Sholders, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
Simon J. Tavener, Ph.D., Mathematics

 Early Career (pre-tenure) Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching or Mentoring Award
Mingzhong Wu, Physics

 

2009-2010 Award Recipients

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Amanda E. Sensenig, Psychology
Cassandra L. Williams, Mathematics

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Patricia A. Bedinger, Ph.D., Biology
Ross M. McConnell, Ph.D., Computer Science

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Lisa Dysleski, Ph.D., Chemistry

 

2008-2009 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring
Michael F. Antolin, Ph.D, Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Tenaya L. Newkirk, Ph.D., Chemistry

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Gregory L. Florant, Ph.D., Biology

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Norman P. Curthoys, Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Adele E. Howe, Ph.D., Computer Science

 

2007-2008 Award Recipients

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring
Laurie A. Stargell, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Jacob A. Benfield, Ph.D., Psychology
Adam N. Pearlstein, Ph.D., Physics

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Benjamin A. Clegg, Ph.D., Psychology

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
R. Steve Robinson, Ph.D., Physics

Faculty Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring – Early Career Award
Cameron K. Ghalambor, Ph.D., Biology

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Innovation
Karla J. Gingerich, Ph.D., Psychology

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