Professor Laureate Award

The Professor Laureate Award is the college’s highest academic honor, bestowed upon dedicated faculty with outstanding contributions to the missions of research, teaching, mentoring and outreach. The designation is intended to honor recipients and to provide the college with exceptional role models. The title is held for three years and includes an honorarium and two years of research funding.

2019 Award Recipients

Jennifer DeLuca, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mingzhong Wu, Physics

2018 Award Recipients

Debbie Garrity, Biology
Ernie Chavez, Psychology

2015 Award Recipient

Jennifer A. Hoeting, Statistics

2014 Award Recipients

Robert B. France, Computer Science
Carl E. Patton, Physics

2013 Award Recipient

Patricia A. Bedinger, Biology

2012 Award Recipient

Steven H. Strauss, Chemistry

2011 Award Recipients

Lorann Stallones, Psychology
Laurie Stargell, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2010 Award Recipients

Adele Howe, Computer Science
N. LeRoy Poff, Biology

2007 Award Recipients

Michael Elliot, Chemistry
Jennifer Nyborg, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A.S.N. Reddy, Biology

2006 Award Recipients

Norman Curthoys, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Richard Davis, Statistics
Jerry Deffenbacher, Psychology

Teaching and Mentoring Awards

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.

2018-19 Award Recipients

Outstanding Career Contributions in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring

Brian Jones, Department of Physics

Early Career Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Erin Nishimura, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Kate Ross, Department of Physics

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring

Tom Santangelo, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching and/or Mentoring

Rachel Mueller, Department of Biology

Graduate Student Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring:

Ryan Rahm-Knigge, Department of Psychology

Dean’s Recognition Award

Karen Kahler, Department of Chemistry
Ross Madden, College of Natural Sciences

2017-18 Award Recipients

Dean’s Recognition Award

Meagan Taverner, Biology
Jannine Mohr, Office of General Council

Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award

Ben Prytherch, Ph.D., Statistics

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching and/or Mentoring Award

Delphine Farmer, Ph.D., Chemistry

Early Career (Pre-Tenure) Faculty Excellence in Teaching and/or Mentoring Award

Jessica Hagman, Ph.D. , Mathematics

Graduate Student Teaching & Mentoring Award

Pam Lundeberg, Psychology
Annalise Maughan, Chemistry
Charles Vollmer,
Statistics

 

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

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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