Outstanding Teaching Award Winners by College

Each of the four colleges also honor excellence in teaching. Annually, the College of Arts and Communication Excellence in Teaching Award is given to a tenure or tenure-track faculty member, the College of Business and Economics bestows the Leon Hermsen Teaching Award, the College of Education is Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to a tenure or tenure-track faculty member, and the College of Letters and Sciences recognizes teaching excellence among its tenured faculty with the Saunders Award.

College of Arts & Communication
Excellence in Teaching Award


2016 - Myung Hee Chung, Music
2015 - Sharri VanAlstine, Music
2014 - Renee Melton, Art
2012 - Teresa Faris, Art
2010 - Bob Gehrenbeck, Music
2009 - Sally Vogl-Bauer, Communication
2008 - Jane Ferencz, Music
2007 - Charles Grover, Theatre / Dance
2006 - Barbara Penington, Communication
2005 - Chris Henige, Art
2004 - Susan Wildermuth, Communication
2003 - Linda Threadgill, Art
2002 - James Butchart, Theatre/Dance
2001 - Christian Ellenwood, Music
2000 - Christian Ellenwood, Music
1999 - Ray Baus, Communication
1998 - Michael Allsen, Music
1997 - Marshall Anderson, Theater/Dance
1996 - George Ferencz, Music
1995 - John Stone, Communication
1994 - Susan Messer, Art

College of Business and Economics
Leon P. Hermsen Award

2016 - Roger Yin, IT Supply Chain Management 
2015 - Denise Schulz, Management
2014 - Eylem Ersal, Economics
2013 - Yamin Ahmad, Economics
2012 - Bill Tatman, Accounting
2011 - Yamin Ahmad, Economics
2010 - Howard Olson, Finance & Business Law
2009 - Jeff Vanevenhoven, Management
2008 - Bill Tatman, Accounting
2007 - Carol Scovotti, Marketing
2006 - Linda Reid, Finance & Business Law
2005 - Bambi Statz, Internet Technology/Business Education
2004 - Curt Weber, Finance & Business Law
2003 - Ronald Crabb, Finance & Business Law
2002 - Mark Skidmore, Economics
2001 - Howard Olson, Finance & Business Law
2000 - Howard Olson, Finance & Business Law
1999 - James Molloy, Finance & Business Law
1998 - Ken Macur, Accounting
1997 - Robert Schramm, Bus Ed/Office Systems
1996 - John Thatcher, Finance & Business Law
1995 - Howard Olson, Finance & Business Law
1994 - Robert Gruber, Accounting
1993 - John Howat, Finance & Business Law
1992 - Ken Macur, Accounting
1991 - Michael Laird, Finance & Business Law
1990 - Roy Weatherwax, Accounting
1989 - Norbert Zelten, Accounting
1988 - Mellanie Herbert, Bus Ed/Office Systems
1987 - Michael Laird, Finance & Business Law
1986 - Mellanie Herbert, Bus Ed/Office Systems
1985 - James Fischer, Accounting
1984 - Leslie Martin, Marketing
1983 - Neil Dortch, Bus Ed/Office Systems
1982 - Leslie Martin, Marketing
1981 - Abdoullah Ghanty, Finance & Business Law
1980 - James Fischer, Accounting
1979 - Richard Farrell, Management
1978 - Don Sorenson, Finance & Business Law

College of Education
The McCellan Endowed Teacher of Distinction Award

2016 - Dr. Rowand Robinson, Special Education 
2015 - Dr. Lucinda Heimer, Curriculum & Instruction
2014 - Dr. David Van Doren, Counselor Education
2012 - Lana Collet-Klingenberg, Special Education
2011 - Amy Stevens Griffith, Special Education

Excellence in Teaching Award

2010 - Nomsa Gwalla-Ogisi, Special Education
2009 - Andrea Maxworthy O'Brien, Curriculum & Instruction
2008 - Ann Riall, Special Education
2007 - Richard Lombard, Special Education
2006 - Harriet Rogers, C & I
2005 - Scott Bradley, Communicative Disorders
*2004 - Ellen Smith, Educational Foundations
*2004 - Robin Fox, C & I
2003 - Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Special Education
2002 - Ann Riall, Special Education
2001 - Robin Warden, Special Education
2000 - Maureen Griffin, Special Education
1999 - Brenda O'Beirne, Counselor Education
1998 - Brenda O'Beirne, Counselor Education
1997 - Debra Heiss, Special Education
1996 - Gregg Valde, Educational Foundations
1995 - Robin Warden, Special Education
1994 - Diane Ormsby, Special Education
*1993 - Maureen Griffin, Special Education and
*1993 - William Chandler, C & I
1992 - Merlon Manley, Educational Foundations
* denotes co-winners

College of Letters and Sciences
Excellence in Teaching Award

2016 - Kristen Curran, Biological Sciences
2015 - Susan Huss-Lederman, Languages and Literatures
2014 - Tamas Szabo, Mathematical and Computer Sciences
2013 - Jennifer Flad, Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
2012 - No Award
2011 - Wade Dazey, Philosophy and Religious Studies
2010 - Barbara Beaver, Psychology
2009 - Leda Nath, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
2008 - Marilyn Durham, Languages and Literatures
2007 - Greg Cook, Psychology
2006 - Rebecca Hogan, Languages and Literatures
2005 - Mark Lencho, Languages and Literatures
2004 - W. Lawrence Neuman, Sociology
2003 - Mohammad Ahmadi, Mathematical and Computer Sciences
2002 - James Larson , Psychology
*2001 - Lance Urven, Biological Sciences
*2001 - Ron Berger, Sociology
2000 - Joan Schwarz, Languages and Literatures
*1999 - Hadley Klug, Sociology and
*1999 - Geethamali Samaranayake, Mathematical and Computer Sciences
1998 - Charles Green, Sociology
1997 - Lanny Neider , Sociology
1996 - David Cartwright, Philosophy/Religious Studies
1995 - Patricia Searles, Sociology
1994 - Richard Yasko, History
1993 - Agate Nesaule, Languages and Literatures
1992 - Richard Jentoft, Communicative Disorders
* denotes co-winners

College of Letters and Sciences
David Saunders Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities

2016 - Sheila Turek, Languages & Literatures 
2015 - Anthony Gulig, History
2014 - Chris Calvert Minor, Philosophy
2013 - No Award
2012 - Alison Towsend, Languages & Literatures
2011 - No Award
2010 - No Award
2009 - No Award
2008 - No Award Given
2007 - Marjorie Rhine, Languages and Literatures
2006 - No Award Given
2005 - Susan Huss-Lederman, Languages and Literature
2004 - Seth Maisel, History
2003 - Michael Longrie, Languages and Literature
2002 - No Recipient Selected
2001 - George Savage, Languages & Literature
2000 - Richard Brooks, Philosophy and Religious Studies
1999 - Marilyn Durham, Languages & Literature
1998 - Benjamin Rhodes, History
1997 - Wade Dazey, Philosophy & Religious Studies
1996 - James Jaffe, History
1995 - Rebecca Hogan, Languages & Literature
1994 - James Leaver, Languages & Literature
1993 - Richard Yasko, History
1992 - Mary Pinkerton, Languages & Literature
1991 - Raymond Griffith, Languages & Literature
1990 - David Cartwright, Philosophy & Religious Studies
1989 - John Kozlowicz, Political Science
1988 - Agate Nesaule, Women's Studies
1987 - Robert Burrows, Languages & Literature