Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

Each year since 1965-66, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.  In addition to honoring individual faculty members, the award contributes to the improvement of undergraduate education at the University by publicizing their work to serve as a resource for the whole faculty.

The award, named for a former dean of General College, is made possible through generous support of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Learn more about about the Morse-Alumni Award.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipients

Julia K. Dabbs

Julia K. Dabbs
Art History, Division of Humanities
University of Minnesota Morris

Julia K. Dabbs has taught students from a great variety of majors how to actively and critically read visual images. Dabbs is an exceptional example of a teacher/scholar who connects easily with students because she is always attentive to the individual student’s abilities, interests, and aspirations. Specializing in Renaissance Art and the History of Early Modern women artists, Professor Dabbs published a collection of life stories of women artists from 1550 to 1800 most of which were not available in English.

Shaul Hanany

Shaul Hanany
Physics & Astronomy
College of Science & Engineering

Shaul Hanany is making transformative changes in the undergraduate student experience in his department. He implemented a unique educational program renovation, and launched a new initiative that impacts students’ professional lives through more informed career choices. He is an innovator in the classroom and an education role-model among colleagues. He research-mentored tens of undergraduate students, works to increase underrepresented populations in the sciences, and imparts the fun of physics to tens of thousands of spectators every year through outreach leadership.

Barry Kudrowitz

Barry Kudrowitz
Design, Housing, & Apparel
College of Design

Barry Kudrowitz is the director and founder of the Product Design program, developing over 20 new undergraduate courses and building a culture of creativity grounded in design, technology, and entrepreneurship. Students and industry recognize him for creating unique and highly immersive educational experiences involving real-world projects and partners. He leads and orchestrates an extensive, dedicated community of practice made up of alumni and industry professionals who are actively involved in the classroom.

Richard M. Lee

Richard M. Lee
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Richard M. Lee is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is deeply committed to educating, inspiring, and providing opportunities for undergraduate students from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds. A counseling psychologist with expertise in race, culture, and mental health, he seeks to broaden all students’ perspectives on how diversity is central to psychological science, while providing a space for under-represented students to be recognized, to grow, and to thrive.

Chris Leighton

Chris Leighton
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science & Engineering

Over the course of a 19-year career at the University of Minnesota, Distinguished McKnight University Professor Chris Leighton has matched world-renowned research with extraordinary commitment to teaching and education-related service. His accomplishments encompass outstanding classroom instruction, extensive curriculum development, exceptional program development during an eight-year tenure as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Materials Science and Engineering, unwavering commitment to excellence in advising and mentoring, and an outstanding record of involvement of undergraduate students in research.

Malinda Alaine Lindquist

Malinda Alaine Lindquist
History
College of Liberal Arts

Malinda Alaine Lindquist is an associate professor of History, affiliated with Afro-American Studies. She is an outstanding and innovative teacher who takes active learning to the next level by helping students collaborate; as Director of Undergraduate Studies, she transformed the history major. She reaches out to historically black colleges and universities, and has actively contributed to the University of Minnesota through the Liberal Education redesign endeavor.

Thomas Michaels

Thomas Michaels
Horticultural Science
College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

Thomas Michaels pioneers integration of innovative pedagogies in large applied science courses through the use of emerging computer technologies, active learning strategies and approaches that address multiple learning styles. He brings a sense of excitement and curiosity to his classes. Tom led the development of a new major addressing contemporary food production issues and contributes to successful curriculum development by others. He effectively mentors many undergraduate students and provides guidance to aspiring teachers.

Justin Revenaugh

Justin Revenaugh
Earth & Environmental Sciences
College of Science & Engineering

Justin Revenaugh has exceptional skills in teaching large-enrollment courses that inspire science-averse students to be curious about the planet and how it works. He gives an extraordinary level of attention to each student in his courses and he has developed innovative ways to unleash student creativity in the context of learning scientific concepts. His upper-level geophysics courses are rigorous and accessible and his mentoring of non-traditional students has launched their careers as scientists.

Deena Wassenberg

Deena Wassenberg
Biology Teaching & Learning
College of Biological Sciences

Deena Wassenberg is a biology educator whose goal is to increase biology literacy and the diversity of individuals who participate in biology. Deena’s instruction aims to empower students to have informed conversations about biology with their colleagues and loved ones. To do this she incorporates student-centered learning in all her classes. She believes the real test of a biology education is the successful incorporation of biology knowledge into students’ lives outside the classroom.

2019 Award Recipients

Sauman Chu
Design, Housing & Apparel
College of Design

Professor Chu is the director of the graphic design program where she teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research focuses on examining user experience of web and interactive design for diverse users. Over the past twenty years, her students completed more than 70 projects for over 50 different organizations through a service learning approach. Her goal is to focus on identifying and solving public needs through design and to foster community partnerships.

Eric Daigre
English
College of Liberal Arts

Professor Daigre has spent decades developing the most thorough and impressive system of community-based learning at the University of Minnesota. He has broken down the walls between the classroom and the world outside the university in ways that have had life-changing effects for student after student. In addition, he has worked tirelessly to improve undergraduate teaching both in his own classroom and throughout the English Department.

Catherine E. Wolfgram French
Civil, Environmental & Geo- Engineering
College of Science & Engineering

Professor French enthusiastically has taught civil engineering courses that have influenced countless undergraduate students and she has received several teaching awards. She has created a sense of community among the undergraduates through her caring and thoughtful approach. She has served as adviser and mentor and provided research opportunities. She strives to shape students to be outstanding engineers who serve society while showing compassion and understanding to students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Daniel F. Keefe
Computer Science & Engineering
College of Science & Engineering

Professor Daniel Keefe’s innovations in computing education invite students into provocative and authentic learning experiences that tackle real-world problems while simultaneously broadening participation and diversity in computer science. Whether designing writing and programming intensive required courses or visually stunning computer graphics and virtual reality projects, Dan’s integrative teaching, mentoring, and advocacy responds to genuine needs in society and challenges students to mindfully design and build new technologies that fundamentally make people better.

Michael Lower
History
College of Liberal Arts

Professor Lower is an exceptionally talented teacher. His scholarly brilliance in Mediterranean Studies echoes in the inclusivity and diversity that he emphasizes in every class he teaches. By developing courses that have transformed the traditional lecture into a site of collaborative learning and constructive engagement with difference, he has inspired a wave of curricular innovation within his department that is bringing the best that history has to offer to undergraduates from across the University.

Lisa A. Miller
Industrial & Systems Engineering
College of Science & Engineering

As inaugural Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Professor Miller has been instrumental in fleshing out its curriculum and creating a successful senior design course with strong industrial collaboration and support. Dr. Miller is highly praised by students for including active learning principles into her teachings. Her caring approach to advising has contributed in meaningful ways to the creation of a dynamic and inclusive environment in this new department.

Cheryl A. Olman
Psychology 
College of Liberal Arts

Cheryl A. Olman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Her primary goal as an undergraduate educator is to empower students. A vision scientist with expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), she seeks to provide opportunities for students to get hands-on experience with methodological tools that can have broad applicability. She is a strong advocate of community engagement and is passionate about supporting the next generation of diverse scientists.

Rebecca Dean Swenson
Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing 
College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

Professor Rebecca Swenson has a reputation for innovative curriculum design, strong dedication to students, and engaging teaching. She is a pivotal leader who conceptualized and developed a new major for students – Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing – and an expanded role for communication within the College. Rebecca Swenson is passionate about linking theory, research, and practice, and she is an advocate for real-world experiential learning experiences. She is a leader and teacher who elevates others and inspires growth.

2018 Award Recipients

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Geoffrey G. Bell
Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
University of Minnesota Duluth

Dr. Bell is a passionate, caring, and dedicated faculty who is committed to helping students discover and nurture their passions. He consistently scores among the top teaching evaluations in the school, while maintaining rigorous academic standards. Alumni say he fostered their career success. He engages in high-level advising, assisting students through academic and personal difficulties. Influencing program development, he spearheaded LSBE's Sustainable Organization Minor; he chairs or co-chairs both LSBE's and UMD's Sustainable Education Committees.

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Sheryl Breen

Political Science, Division of the Social Sciences
University of Minnesota Morris

Dr. Sheri Breen is a highly regarded, passionate and innovative instructor. Students laud her courses for their role-playing simulations and critical engagement of course writers and concepts. They praise her advising for emphasizing personal growth and career development. She has made major contributions to the political science and environmental studies curriculums, and is a campus leader in internationalizing UMM’s curriculum through guiding international programming, developing study abroad courses, and coordinating the study abroad programs.

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Mitra Emad

Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology, College of Liberal Arts
University of Minnesota Duluth

Mitra C. Emad is a cultural anthropologist, interdisciplinary scholar, and passionate advocate for active, civically engaged learning. In recognition of her excellence as an instructional leader, she earned an Office of Information Technology research fellowship and two Faculty Fellow positions supporting midcareer instructional development and technology-enhanced learning. She was the 2016 winner of UMD’s Jean Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award. Her leadership led to the founding of UMD’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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David Fox
Earth Sciences
College of Science & Engineering

David Fox strives to challenge how students view the world around them so that they learn to see the Earth with the eyes of an Earth scientist. He teaches in large and small lectures, the lab, and the field, and has mentored numerous student research projects. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, he guided students to their degrees through a curriculum he helped revise and he promoted the essential role of writing in student learning.

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Jonathan Gewirtz
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

With an acute sense of the evolving needs and interests of undergraduate students in Psychology, Jonathan Gewirtz’s pedagogical philosophy dovetails with his research on empathy. His course on “Brain and Emotion” has a long waitlist, as does his summer program in Madrid that combines the study of Biological Psychology with a research laboratory internship. The numerous innovations he has introduced through his teaching and through his department’s curriculum are shaping the future of instruction in the field of Psychology.

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David Matthes

Biology Teaching and Learning
College of Biological Sciences

Professor Matthes brings a passion for biology and teaching into each of his courses. His integration of active learning and team-based learning instructional strategies into his genetics and cell biology courses has helped his students to achieve unusually high learning gains and develop professional skills needed in their careers. Professor Matthes is a national leader in the development of project-based bioinformatic and personal genome analysis courses.

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Keith A. Mayes

African American & African Studies
College of Liberal Arts

Keith A. Mayes has been an effective teacher at the University of Minnesota.  Known for his passion and level of energy in the classroom, Professor Mayes has received some of the highest student ratings in the College of Liberal Arts. He was also awarded the Arthur “Red” Motley Exemplary Teaching Award in 2010, only eight years into his career. Professor Mayes is a well sought-after instructional leader inside and outside the University of Minnesota.

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Tracy Otten

Studio Art, Division of the Humanities
University of Minnesota Morris

Tracy Otten has taught Art and Printmaking for seventeen years at the University of Minnesota Morris. She is a vastly knowledgeable, caring, and inspiring teacher, mentor and role model; she is a highly organized and helpful adviser who keeps on helping, even many years after students have left UMM; she is a brilliant, socially engaged, and humble professional artist; and she is an inclusive and perceptive human being.

2017 Award Recipients

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Hangtae Cho

Asian Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures’ beloved teacher and colleague, Dr. Hangtae Cho, is a program-builder whose teaching appeals to students from all backgrounds. His motivational teaching encourages students to pursue cultural learning at the highest level inside and outside the classroom.

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Michelle D. Driessen

Chemistry
College of Science & Engineering

As the director of General Chemistry, Michelle Driessen has implemented broad evidence-based innovation that has significantly improved the experience and impact of both laboratory and classroom instruction in a course sequence serving thousands of undergraduates every semester. As an exceptional classroom instructor, curriculum designer, and student advisor at the earliest points in the undergraduate experience, her compassionate and calculated approach to chemical education has broadened participation and retention in the sciences.

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Robert L. Dunbar

Center for Learning Innovation
University of Minnesota Rochester

Robert Dunbar’s leadership is a teaching model for colleagues. He is known for his extensive contributions to the establishment of an interdisciplinary health sciences curricula; his dedication to each UMR student; his intensive work to construct and fortify the structure of the interdisciplinary Center for Learning Innovation; and the establishment of a research agenda that significantly contributes to the vision of the Rochester campus.

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Becca Gercken

English and American Indian Studies, Division of the Humanities
University of Minnesota Morris

Inclusivity, respect, high standards, and encouragement of all students characterize the extensive contributions to undergraduate education made by Becca Gercken. Whether in the American Indian Studies major she cofounded or in a program for traditionally under-represented college students, whether helping students navigate the academic professional world or helping the campus improve its interactions with its students, she is an invaluable member of the UMM community.

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Gayle Golden

School of Journalism & Mass Communications
College of Liberal Arts

Gayle Golden has consistently been an outstanding instructor and a force for undergraduate curriculum innovation at a time when journalism has changed significantly. Through her dynamic work in the classroom as well as her transformative role in guiding our undergraduates academically and professionally, Gayle has demonstrated a distinguished performance over nearly two decades to achieve the highest standard of undergraduate teaching.

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Kurt F. Kipfmueller

Geography, Environment & Society
College of Liberal Arts

Kurt Kipfmueller is a dedicated teacher who has helped thousands of students to understand and appreciate the natural world. As an expert in physical geography, he teaches foundational courses in environmental science and introduces students first-hand to research projects in spectacular wilderness areas. The care and respect Kipfmueller shows to students provides them with a foundation for success early in their academic experience and makes him an outstanding example to his peers.

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Tade O. Okediji

Applied Economics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Tade Okediji is fiercely committed to imparting to his students a passion for fundamental concepts of micro-economic theory. A “life-long mentor” and astute communicator across cultural divides, Tade’s interdisciplinary approach to development in less-developed countries transforms his classrooms into laboratories for critical thinking and innovative policy prescriptions. His dynamic teaching inspires students to challenge the status quo prescribed by traditional economic analyses, encouraging them to re-write the odds for their generation.

Daniel J. Philippon

English
College of Liberal Arts

Daniel J. Philippon has made numerous outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. His engaging, research-based teaching, whether in large lectures or small seminars, is widely praised by students, TAs and colleagues alike. His advising, particularly of summa thesis candidates, has enriched the lives of students across the University. And his work as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English has transformed the curriculum, producing innovative new courses and expanding opportunities for student achievement through scholarships, study abroad, and career readiness.

Michael Sommers

Theatre Arts & Dance
College of Liberal Arts

In his 34-year career to date, Professor Sommers has generated over fifty internationally recognized theatrical productions, probing the dark conflicts and the joys of being human. At the University, he has translated his unique vision into the curricular arts where he serves as mapmaker, provocateur, and mentor. He structures collaborative environments of serious and focused play that celebrate the act of making, inspiring students to work with their hands, imaginations, and intellects to realize their own creative process.

2016 Award Recipients

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Douglas W. Ernie
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering

Douglas Ernie’s commitment to undergraduate education is evident in his teaching, advising, mentoring, curriculum enhancement, and involvement in his students’ learning experiences. A leader beyond the classroom, Ernie has redirected the college’s distance learning program to support all learners through educational technology. He is an advocate for equity and service-learning, having founded undergraduate research programs for diverse students and a learning abroad program in Kenya. See a full profile (pdf).

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Mary Franklin-Brown

French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts

Mary Franklin-Brown combines an enviable scholarly record with acute administrative instincts. As a teacher in the field of medieval studies, she has shown a unique ability to impart her passion and erudition to students. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, she has refigured the department’s study abroad program in Montpellier, France; designed a new internship course that helps students develop careers; and proposed the creation of three new gateway courses to help recruit French majors. See a full profile (pdf).

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Tabitha Grier-Reed

Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development

Tabitha Grier-Reed’s courses combine intellectual rigor with engaging experiences that support students’ success and personal growth. As the founder, in 2005, of the African American Student Network, Grier-Reed created a safe and constructive space for black University students to connect with and find support from peers, faculty, staff, and graduate students as they make meaning of their experiences on campus. Her work inside and outside the classroom embodies common themes: a commitment to inclusive pedagogy, intellectual rigor, supportive peer advising, and research. See a full profile (pdf).

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Russell J. D. Holmes

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
College of Science and Engineering

Russell Holmes is a gifted educator who is routinely identified by graduating seniors as the best instructor in the materials science and engineering (MSE) curriculum. He teaches difficult required courses, helping students master challenging concepts. His impact as a teacher and mentor has helped the program grow; the number of students majoring in MSE has more than doubled in the last five years. Holmes is also very committed to involving undergraduates and even local high school students in his internationally recognized research program. See a full profile (pdf).

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Brian D. McInnes

Education
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Before joining the University, Brian McInnes was the lead teacher at an Ojibwe language immersion school, with an ambition to help others become outstanding teachers for Native American students and schools. At UMD, McInnes has developed and taught core methods courses to a cohort of Native American elementary education students; these educators are now prepared to teach Ojibwe to upcoming generations of Anishinaabe children. McInnes also founded a groundbreaking program, the Enweyang Ojibwe Language Nest, as a comprehensive preschool on campus offering literacy, science, math, structured play, music and art - all taught through the Ojibwe language. See a full profile (pdf).

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Heather J. Peters

Psychology, Division of Social Sciences 
University of Minnesota, Morris

Heather Peters uses a wide variety of pedagogical tools to expose her students to a scholarly exploration of psychological and cultural evaluations of human behavior. Students report that they leave her classes feeling they have acquired a new way of thinking about the world and their own personal place in it, as well as their duty to be informed citizens about cultural and social issues related to diversity. Peters redesigned UMM’s Human Services major, and created an innovative upper division research class. She is also a potent force in student academic life through her many collaborative projects with student support offices. See a full profile (pdf).

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J. B. Shank

History 
College of Liberal Arts

J. B. Shank is an historian of European intellectual history, in particular the era known as the Scientific Revolution. He is known for his multidisciplinary approach to the study and teaching of the humanities and is a creative force for curricular innovation. He received National Endowment for the Humanities funding for his innovative course, “The Nature of the Cosmos,” a global comparative study of six cosmologies from cultures around the world. The course is featured on the National Endowment for Humanities website. See a full profile (pdf).

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Michael J. Silverman

Music 
College of Liberal Arts

Michael Silverman is the director of music therapy program at the School of Music, where he teaches several core undergraduate and graduate music therapy classes. Specializing in acute psychiatric music therapy for adults, he also pursues research at the University’s Medical Center. Silverman has provided professional learning opportunities for students by personally overseeing the internships of all music therapy students and by forming partnerships with therapists, clinics, and other health care facilities. See a full profile (pdf).

Past Recipients

2010 - Present

Awardee

Department

Year

Sarah Buchanan

French, UMM

2015

Charles Randall Fletcher

Psychology

2015

A. Peter Hilger

Construction & Facility Management

2015

Rashné Jehangir

Postsecondary Teaching and Learning

2015

Frank M. Kelso

Mechanical Engineering

2015

Oliver Nicholson

Classical and Near East Studies

2015

Ted M. Pappenfus

Chemistry, UMM

2015

R. Lee Penn

Chemistry

2015

Giancarlo Casale

History

2014

Sehoya Cotner

Biology Program

2014

Bradley Deane

Division of Humanities, UMM

2014

Lorraine F. Francis

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

2014

Paul Imbertson

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2014

Ruth A. Lindquist

Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

2014

Robert K. Poch

Postsecondary Teaching and Learning

2014

Jane E. Wissinger

Chemistry

2014

Jennifer Deane

Social Sciences, UMM

2013

Christopher Dovolis

Computer Science & Engineering

2013

Carrie Earthman

Food, Science & Nutrition

2013

Karen LaBat

Design, Housing & Apparel

2013

Rachel McCoppin

Liberal Arts & Education, UMC

2013

Susan Staats

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2013

Susan Wick

Plant Biology

2013

Dennis R. Becker

Forest Resources

2012

Kathryn Pearson

Political Science

2012

Serge Rudaz

Physics and Astronomy

2012

Steven P. K. Sternberg

Chemical Engineering, UMD

2012

Ulrike Tschirner

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

2012

Christopher J. Cramer

Chemistry

2011

Kirsten Fischer

History

2011

Jeanne L. Higbee

Postsecondary Teaching and Learning

2011

Gary R. Jahn

Slavic Languages and Literatures

2011

Soo-Yin Lim-Thompson

Early Childhood Education, UMC

2011

Susan C. Mantell

Mechanical Engineering

2011

Michelle L. Page

Secondary Education, UMM

2011

Scott Abernathy

Political Science

2010

David Blank

Chemistry

2010

Kent C. Kirkby

Geology & Geophysics

2010

Gwen Rudney

Education, UMM

2010

Julie Schumacher

English

2010

Paul G. Siliciano

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics

2010

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2000 - 2009

Awardee

Department

Date

Don Alstad

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

2009

Stephen B. Castleberry, Sr.

Marketing, UMD

2009

Carmen M. Latterell

Mathematics & Statistics, UMD

2009

Doreen Geller  Leopold

Chemistry

2009

John P. Loegering

Natural Resources, UMC

2009

Albert (Bud) H. Markhart, III

Horticultural Science

2009

Justin Henry Rubin

Music, UMD

2009

James H. Stout

Geology & Geophysics

2009

Todd Arnold

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology 

2008

Janet Schrunk Ericksen

English, UMM

2008

Leon Hsu

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2008

Timothy Johnson

Political Science

2008

Terry J. Jones

Astronomy

2008

Kristopher McNeill

Chemistry

2008

Barry McQuarrie

Mathematics, UMM

2008

Kristen C. Nelson

Forest Resources

2008

Praveen Aggarwal 

Marketing, UMD 

2007

Jay C. Bell

Soil, Water, & Climate

2007

Thomas R. Hoye

Chemistry

2007

Patricia James

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2007

Ned Mohan

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2007

Paula L. O'Loughlin

Political Science, UMM

2007

Joel B. Samaha

Sociology

2007

Frederick Asher 

Art History

2006

Mark D. Distefano

Chemistry

2006

Pareena Lawrence

Social Studies, UMM

2006

James R. Leger

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2006

Donald Liu

Applied Economics

2006

Randall Charles Moore

Biological Sciences

2006

Marshall D. Stern

Animal Science

2006

Barbara Welke

History

2006

Michael Dennis Browne

English

2005

Amy Lee

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2005

Kenneth R. Leopold

Chemistry

2005

Gail Peterson

Psychology

2005

Jon L. Pierce

Management Studies, UMD

2005

Michael E. White

Animal Science

2005

Philip R. Baird 

Natural Resources, UMC

2004

Pieranna Garavaso

Humanities, UMM

2004

Howard D. Mooers

Geological Sciences, UMD

2004

Claudia Neuhauser

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

2004

John Watkins

English

2004

Jon E. Anderson

Science & Mathematics, UMM

2003

Robert J. Brooker

Genetics, Cell Biology & Development

2003

Tom Chase

Mechanical Engineering

2003

Lisa Disch

Political Science

2003

Andrew Elfenbein

English

2003

Josephine Lee

English Language & Literature

2003

Kent R. Mann

Chemistry

2003

Leslie Meek

Psychology, UMM

2003

Patricia J. Bauer

Child Development

2002

Andrea Berlin

Classical & Near Eastern Studies

2002

Nancy E. Carpenter

Science & Mathematics, UMM

2002

Tom Isbell

Theater, UMD

2002

Lary May

American Studies

2002

August H. Nimtz, Jr.

Political Science

2002

Leslie A. Schiff

Microbiology

2002

Cathrine Wambach

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2002

Donna Z. Bliss

Nursing 

2001

William K. Durfee 

Mechanical Engineering

2001

Murray Stowe Jensen

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

2001

Joan M. Karp

Education, UMD

2001

Daniel Kelliher

Political Science

2001

Paul T. Magee

Genetics, Cell Biology & Development

2001

Dwight Purdy

Humanities, UMM

2001

Gary C. Thomas

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature

2001

Stephen Adams

English, UMD

2000

Dorothy H. Anderson

Forest Resources

2000

Gordon Hirsch

English

2000

John W. Newstrom

Management Studies, UMD

2000

Peh H. Ng

Science & Mathematics, UMM

2000

Robert O. Pepin

Physics

2000

Theofanis G. Stavrou

History

2000

Paul J. Strykowski

Mechanical Engineering

2000

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1990 - 1999

Awardee

Department

Date

Jill Barnum

General College 

1999

Bart D. Finzel

Economics, UMM

1999

Ann S. Masten

Child Development

1999

Jim Perry

Forest Resources

1999

Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain

Psychology, UMM

1999

Karl A. Smith

Civil Engineering

1999

Joel Weinsheimer

English

1999

John S. Wright

English

1999

John Beatty

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

1998

Denise A. Guerin

Design, Housing & Apparel

1998

Jay Hatch

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

1998

Linda Miller-Cleary

English, UMD

1998

Lawrence Rudnick

Astronomy

1998

E. Calvin Alexander, Jr.

Geology & Geophysics

1997

John S. Anderson

Biochemistry

1997

Russell F. Bey

Veterinary Pathobiology

1997

Kenneth J. Heller

Physics

1997

Engin Sungur

Science & Mathematics, UMM

1997

W. Daniel Svedarsky

Natural Resources, UMC

1997

Eileen M. Zeitz

Foreign Languages & Literatures, UMD

1997

Jacquelyn N. Zita

Women's Studies

1997

Terence H. Cooper

Soil, Water, & Climate

1996

Gary R. Gray

Chemistry

1996

Alan G. Hunter

Animal Science

1996

Virginia T. Katz

Communication, UMD

1996

Willard Koukkari

Plant Biology

1996

Judith A. Martin

Geography

1996

Jennifred G. Nellis

Studio Art, UMM

1996

Angelita D. Reyes

Women's Studies

1996

Steve S. Smith

Political Science

1996

Patrick J. Starr

Mechanical Engineering

1996

Christopher M. Anson

English Language & Literature

1995

David D. Biesboer

Plant Biology

1995

Joan Garfield

Educational Psychology

1995

Emily E. Hoover

Horticultural Science

1995

Roger S. Jones

Physics

1995

Helen Mongan Rallis

Education, UMD

1995

Geoffrey Sirc

General College

1995

Charles E. Speaks

Communication Disorders

1995

Charles Sugnet 

English Language & Literature

1995

John L. Sullivan

Political Science

1995

William I. Brustein

Sociology 

1994

James Farr

Political Science

1994

Leslie B. Hansen

Animal Science

1994

Linda Rae Hilsen

Instructional Development Service, UMD

1994

Laura Coffin Koch

Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

1994

Alex J. Lubet

Music

1994

Marvin Marshak

Physics

1994

Roger Pierce Miller

Geography

1994

Chris Paola

Geology

1994

Thomas M. Scanlan

Rhetoric

1994

John D. Allison 

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

1993

Rose M. Brewer

Afro-American & African Studies

1993

James A. Carlson

Humanities, UMM

1993

William P. Cunningham

Genetics & Cell Biology

1993

Donald M. Gillmor

Journalism & Mass Communication

1993

Marti Hope Gonzales

Psychology

1993

Joann M. Johnson

Health, Physical Education & Recreation, UMD

1993

Larry L. Miller

Chemistry

1993

Ephraim M. Sparrow

Mechanical Engineering

1993

Clare K. Woodward

Biochemistry

1993

Ann Aiko Bergeron 

Theater/Fine Arts, UMD 

1992

John R. Freeman

Political Science

1992

William H. Hanson

Philosophy

1992

Klaus P. Jankofsky

English, UMD

1992

Karen Lofsness

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

1992

Robert G. McKinnell

Genetics & Cell Biology

1992

Willis Peterson

Agricultural & Applied Economics

1992

Leonard A. Polakiewicz

Slavic Languages & Literatures

1992

James H. Rothenberger

Epidemiology

1992

Raj G. Suryanarayanan

Pharmaceutics

1992

Frederick A. Cooper 

Classical & Near Eastern Studies/Art

1991

Van D. Gooch

Science & Mathematics, UMM

1991

Nina M. Graves

Pharmacy Practice

1991

Warren E. Ibele

Mechanical Engineering

1991

Richard W. Lichty

Business & Economics, UMD

1991

Carol A. Miller

American Studies

1991

Joan Iverson Nassauer

Landscape Architecture

1991

Thomas K. Soulen

Plant Biology

1991

Bert T. Swanson

Horticultural Science

1991

Mary Susan Ubbelohde

Architecture

1991

Lisa D. Albrecht

Social Work

1990

William R. Charlesworth

Institute of Child Development

1990

Terence Collins

General College

1990

James F. P. Cotter

Science & Mathematics, UMM

1990

Laurie Schultz Hayes

Rhetoric

1990

Alan B. Hooper

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics

1990

Suhas V. Patankar

Mechanical Engineering

1990

Louis H. Pignolet

Chemistry

1990

Douglas F. Robertson

General College

1990

Muriel B. Ryden

Nursing

1990

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1980 - 1989

Awardee

Department

Date

Franklin H. Barnwell

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

1989

Eugene Borgida

Psychology

1989

Lillian Bridwell-Bowles

English

1989

Edward L. Farmer

History

1989

Maureen A. O'Brien

Business & Economics, UMD

1989

Donald E. Otterby

Animal Science

1989

W. Phillips Shively

Political Science

1989

Steve R. Simmons

Agronomy & Plant Genetics

1989

Cheryl L. Zimmerman

Pharmaceutics

1989

Laura J. Duckett

Nursing

1988

Raymond D. Duvall

Political Science

1988

Phyllis Freier

Institute of Technology

1988

Calvin Kendall

English

1988

Barbara M. Killen

General College

1988

Theodore P. Labuza

Food Science & Nutrition

1988

Thomas M. Skovholt

Educational Psychology

1988

Charles E. Walcott

Political Science

1988

Jean Ward

Journalism

1988

Fred M. Amram

General College

1987

Iris D. Charvat

Plant Biology

1987

Maria L. Gini

Computer Science

1987

Brian L. Job

Political Science

1987

Walter H. Johnson

Institute of Technology

1987

Gail A. Koch

General College

1987

Susan K. McClary

Music

1987

Martin W. Sampson, III

Political Science

1987

Mark E. Wilson

Waseca

1987

Curt L. Anderson

Business & Economics, UMD

1986

Bert Fristedt

Mathematics

1986

David Lyle Giese

General College

1986

George Green

History

1986

Gary N. McLean

Work, Community & Family Education

1986

Ronald John Sawchuk

Pharmaceutics

1986

Michael J. Simmons

Genetics & Cell Biology

1986

Janet D. Spector

Anthropology

1986

Connie Weil

Geography

1986

Mahmoud M. Abdel-Monem

Pharmacy

1985

William A. Anderson

Waseca

1985

Paul P. D'Andrea

Liberal Arts

1985

Mariam Darce Frenier

History, UMM

1985

Allen B. Johnson

General College

1985

Richard W. Ojakangas

Geology, UMD

1985

Roland L. Peterson

Work, Community & Family Education

1985

John E. Turner

Political Science

1985

Candido P. Zanoni

General College

1985

Wilbert H. Ahern

History, UMM

1984

C. Eugene Allen

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1984

Thomas F. Brothen

General College

1984

Clarke A. Chambers

History

1984

Gerald M. Erickson

Liberal Arts

1984

Harlan S. Hansen

Education & Human Development

1984

Patrick A. Kroll

General College

1984

Verna L. Rausch

Medical School

1984

D. Peter Snustad

Genetics & Cell Biology

1984

Russell S. Adams, Jr.

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1983

James L. Bowyer

Wood & Paper Science

1983

John M. Dolan

Philosophy

1983

Dennis R. Hower

General College

1983

Mark A. Luker

Letters & Science, UMD

1983

Paul C. Rosenblatt

Family Social Science

1983

James B. Van Alstine

Geology, UMM

1983

Kathleen M. Accola

Nursing

1982

Thomas C. Buckley

General College

1982

Tom Clayton

English

1982

Clough W. Cullen

Waseca

1982

Shirley N. Garner

English

1982

Roland L. Guyotte

History, UMM

1982

Archibald I. Leyasmeyer

English

1982

Vernon B. Cardwell

Agronomy & Plant Genetics

1981

James C. Cloyd

Pharmacy

1981

Daniel F. Detzner

General College

1981

Charles L. Matsch

Geology, UMD

1981

Peter Rosko

Finance

1981

Everett Lavern Sutton

Music

1981

Gerhard H. Weiss

German, Scandinavian & Dutch

1981

Richard D. Ashmun

Education & Human Development

1980

Robert L. Brown, Jr.

English

1980

Jerome E. Gates

General College

1980

Eugene E. Grossman

Psychology, UMD

1980

Joseph J. Latterell

Chemistry, UMM

1980

Lura M. Morse

Human Ecology

1980

Frederick W. Peterson

Art History, UMM

1980

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1965 -1979

Awardee

Department

Date

Harold F. Arneman

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1979

Abraham S. Berman

Institute of Technology

1979

Peter A. French

Philosophy, UMM

1979

Richard D. Goodrich

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1979

Patrick E. Hanna

Medicinal Chemistry

1979

Stuart B. Schwartz

History

1979

Dwaine R. Tallent

Business & Economics, UMD

1979

W. Andrew Collins

Child Development

1978

Vincent P. Hegarty

Agriculture/Human Ecology

1978

Samuel Kirkwood

Biological Sciences

1978

Richard Leppert

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature

1978

Roger G. Schroeder

Carlson School of Management

1978

George L. Shapiro

Liberal Arts

1978

Fredric R. Steinhauser

General College

1978

Philip P. Allen

Waseca

1977

Evelyn Hansen

General College

1977

James G. Henkel

Pharmacy

1977

Ernest D. Kemble

Psychology, UMM

1977

Kenneth J. Nafziger

Music, UMM

1977

Mischa Penn

Anthropology

1977

Betty W. Robinett

Liberal Arts

1977

Karen R. Viskochil

Medical School

1977

Julie A. Carson

Liberal Arts

1976

Hollie L. Collins

Biology, UMD

1976

Patricia M. Fergus

Liberal Arts

1976

Joseph A. Gallian

Mathematics & Statistics, UMD

1976

Magnus Olson

Biological Sciences

1976

Michael Q. Patton

Liberal Arts

1976

Vera M. Schletzer

Continuing Education & Extension

1976

James B. Togeas

Science & Mathematics, UMM

1976

Arthur Erdman

Mechanical Engineering

1975

Thomas Kraabel

Liberal Arts

1975

Jane Maddy

Education, UMD

1975

Norman Moen

General College

1975

Jack Moran

Institute of Technology

1975

Howard Morris

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1975

Katherine Nash

Liberal Arts

1975

Ted Underwood

History, UMM

1975

James H. Brutger

Fine Arts, UMD

1974

Ronald Chastain

Liberal Arts

1974

Roger Clemence

Institute of Technology

1974

Forrest Harris

General College

1974

Donald B. Lawrence

Biological Sciences

1974

Bernice Lund

Mathematics, UMM

1974

Arnett C. Mace

Natural Resources

1974

Gerhard Neubeck

Human Ecology

1974

Jooinn Lee

Social Sciences, UMM

1973

Donald G. McTavish

Sociology

1973

Sharon Wilford

Nursing

1973

Thomas D. Bacig 

Sociology/Anthropology, UMD 

1972

Eric Klinger

Psychology, UMM

1972

Fred E. Koller

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1972

Warren G. Meyer

Education & Human Development

1972

Lewis G. Palmer

Mechanical Engineering

1972

Leon Reisman

General College

1972

Ronald Caple

Chemistry, UMD

1971

Harold Deutsch

Liberal Arts

1971

Laddie Elling

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1971

John D. Helmberger

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1971

George J. McCutcheon

General College

1971

William O. Peterfi

Political Science, UMM

1971

Robert C. Brasted

Institute of Technology 

1970

Robert J. Falk

Psychology, UMD

1970

Clifton Gray

Psychology, UMM

1970

David O. Kieft

History

1970

Thomas Walz

University College

1970

Val Woodward

Genetics & Cell Biology

1970

Stanley Dagley

Biological Sciences

1969

Raymond Lammers

Speech & Theatre, UMM

1969

Toni A. McNaron

English

1969

John D. McRae

Pharmacy

1969

Merle P. Meyer

Forestry

1969

Theodore Uehling

Philosophy, UMM

1969

Glen R. Berryman 

Administration, Carlson School of Management 

1968

Paul A. Cartwright

Institute of Technology

1968

James C. Gremmels

English, UMM

1968

David W. Noble

American Studies

1968

Robert Randleman

Education & Human Development

1968

Lawrence H. Smith

Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences

1968

Abe B. Baker

Medical School

1967

O. Truman Driggs, Jr.

History, UMM

1967

Roxana R. Ford

Human Ecology

1967

George McCune

General College

1967

William McDonald

Liberal Arts

1967

John S. Meyers

Institute of Technology

1967

David Cooperman

Sociology

1966

William Rosenthal

English, UMD

1966

Kenneth E. Winsness

Forestry

1966

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