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 by a panel that includes previous award winners drawn from both faculty members and graduate students and an undergraduate student council member.


2015-2016 Award Recipients

Deans Recognition Award
Ms. Lisa Anaya Esquibel, Sponsored Programs
Ms. Heather L. Michalak, Little Shop of Physics
Mr. 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
Mr. Samuel T. Dunn, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Ms. Hillary Wehe, Psychology
Mr. Zachary D. Weller, Statistics

 

2014-2015 Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Ms. Elizabeth Harp
Department of Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Ms. Sarah Morrison-Smith
Department of Computer Science

 

2013-2014 Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

Graduate Student Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Ms. Sarah Warner Fitzpatrick
Department of Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Mr. Francis C. Motta
Department of Mathematics
AND
Ms. Crystal M. Vander Zanden
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

2012-2013 Award Recipients

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
Ms. E. Dale Broder
Department of Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Ms. Janet M. Peters
Department of Psychology

 

2011-2012 Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Leif Anderson
Department of Physics
AND
Erin M. Schliep
Department of Statistics

 

2010-2011 Award Recipients

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

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award  
Charles F. Stone
Department of Biology

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

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

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

 

2009-2010 Award Recipients

Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching
Amanda E. Sensenig
Department of Psychology
AND
Cassandra L. Williams
Department of Mathematics

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

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

 

2008-2009 Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

 

2007-2008 Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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