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PROVOST'S POST

2014 Faculty Awards


April 30, 2014

CORRECTION: The Provost’s Post that was sent out on Thursday, April 24, misidentified some of the award winners on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The corrected list of award winners is provided below. We regret the error. ​

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

In the hurry of the spring semester’s final days, I have the pleasure of taking a moment to announce our faculty award winners. This annual tradition is our chance to stop and recognize the excellent work that goes on at our university every day in the areas of teaching, research and creative activities as well as service and librarianship.

As I look down the list of faculty members who have won awards, it’s a reminder to me—as I hope it is to you—of just how fortunate we are to be surrounded by truly distinguished individuals every single day. While we face our share of challenges in higher education, few work environments provide the kind of daily opportunities for learning and growth from talented colleagues that ours does. 

In addition to the faculty excellence award winners, listed below, we recognize Drs. Mark Deutchman, James Hill and Judith Regensteiner, winners of the Sewall Award for exceptional contributions of leadership and vision to the Anschutz Medical Campus. The faculty award winners will be honored at a ceremony on September 5, and the Sewall Award winners at the Anschutz Medical Campus commencement next month.

Please join me in congratulating the 2014 faculty honorees. 

Sincerely,
Roderick Nairn
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Anschutz Medical Campus


President’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Judith Baxter, Colorado School of Public Health (Community and Behavioral Health)
Jason Brainard, School of Medicine (Anesthesiology)
David Gozalo, School of Dental Medicine (Restorative Dentistry)
Ty Heath Kiser, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Clinical Pharmacy)
Matthew Rustici, School of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Tammy Spencer, College of Nursing

Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award

Gail Armstrong, College of Nursing
Laura Borgelt, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine)
Phil Boyer, School of Medicine (Pathology)
Tasha Fingerlin, Colorado School of Public Health (Epidemiology)
Michael Hall, School of Medicine (Physiology and Biophysics)
Genevieve Pham-Kanter, Graduate School (Colorado School of Public Health)
Ethelyn Thomason, School of Dental Medicine (Surgical Dentistry)



Denver Campus


Excellence in Service

Bob Flanagan, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
Stephen Hartnett, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication)
Christine Martell, School of Public Affairs
Paul Musso, College of Arts and Media (Music and Entertainment Industry Studies)
Madhavan Parthasarathy, Business School
Shruti Poulsen, School of Education and Human Development
Diana White, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics)
Leslie Williams, Auraria Library
—The campus award winner is Stephen Hartnett

Annual Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Ronald Rorrer, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)

Excellence in Teaching

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Casey Allen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Geography and Environmental Sciences)
Richard Allen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology)
Lynn Bennethum, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics)
Vinit Desai, Business School
Connie Fulmer, School of Education and Human Development
Erin Hackel, College of Arts and Media (Music and Entertainment Industry Studies)
Tanya Heikkila, School of Public Affairs
Keith Loftin, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
David Mays, College of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil Engineering)
—The campus award winner is Keith Loftin.

Senior Instructor/Instructor/Lecturer
Aimee Bernard, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Integrative Biology)
Nancy Commins, School of Education and Human Development
Lucy Dwight, School of Public Affairs
Jeffrey Nystrom, Business School
Erik Sommerfeld, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
—The campus award winner is Jeffrey Nystrom.

Excellence in Research and Creative Activities

Peter Anthamatten, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Geography and Environmental Sciences)
Michelle Carpenter, College of Arts and Media (Visual Arts)
Laurel Hartley, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Integrative Biology)
Michael Jenson, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
Arunprakash Karunanithi, College of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil Engineering)
Callie Rennison, School of Public Affairs
Kara Viesca, School of Education and Human Development
Leslie Williams, Auraria Library
Jian Yang, Business School
—The campus award winner is Arunprakash Karunanithi

Excellence in Librarianship

The winner of this award was selected by the Library Faculty Personnel Committee. 
—This year’s winner is Denise Pan.​
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