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University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Chancellor
 

Provost's Post

Faculty Award Winners


Reception to honor Denver Campus recipients​ is Friday, September 7, 3 to 5 p.m.; North Classroom Atrium.

April 23, 2012

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Each year we honor one of the university’s greatest assets—our remarkable faculty—with the Faculty Awards. These accolades recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research and creative activities, librarianship, faculty mentoring and service.

The awards are special, not just because they recognize outstanding performance in our core areas as a university, but also because they are ultimately recognition of this exemplary work by faculty peers. Recipients—listed below—are chosen by selection committees comprising previous award winners.
 
In addition, we recognize Dr. Richard F. Hamman and Dr. Richard B. Johnston, Jr., winners of the Sewall Award for exceptional contributions of leadership and vision to the Anschutz Medical Campus, and Dr. Dennis K. Helling, winner of the Sabin Award, given to an individual outside of the university who has made exceptional contributions to the Anschutz Medical Campus or the health of the citizens of Colorado.
 
To this year's award winners, I extend my congratulations. To each of you, I extend my thanks for your contributions in making ours an outstanding institution.
 
Sincerely,
Roderick Nairn, PhD
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

 

Anschutz Medical Campus

President’s Excellence in Teaching Award
Douglas N. Fish, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Clinical Pharmacy)
David Gozalo, School of Dental Medicine (Restorative Dentistry)
Robin Michaels, School of Medicine (Cell and Developmental Biology)
Tammy Spencer, College of Nursing
Elaine Morrato, Colorado School of Public Health (Health Systems, Management and Policy)
 
Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award
Jennifer Soep, School of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Lisa A. Rabe, School of Dental Medicine
Connie Valdez, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Clinical Pharmacy)
Gail Armstrong, College of Nursing
Nancy K. Lowe, Graduate School (College of Nursing)
Lee Newman, Colorado School of Public Health (Department of Environmental and Occupational Health)
 


Denver Campus

Excellence in Service
Charles Ferguson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Integrative Biology)
Lorrain Evans, Auraria Library
Dorothy Garrison-Wade, School of Education and Human Development
Angela Gover, School of Public Affairs
Bruce Janson, College of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil Engineering)
Brian Muller, College of Architecture and Planning (Planning and Design)
          The campus award winner is Charles Ferguson.
 
Annual Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
Kevin Rens, College of Engineering and Applied Science  (Civil Engineering)
 
Excellence in Teaching
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Dan Connors, College of Engineering and Applied Science (Electrical Engineering)
Michael Ferrara, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
Lisa Keranen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication)
Doris Kimbrough, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Chemistry)
Callie Rennison, School of Public Affairs
Jeremy Nemeth, College of Architecture and Planning (Urban Design)
Margarita Bianco, School of Education and Human Development
          The campus award winner is Margarita Bianco.
 
Senior Instructor/Instructor/Lecturer
Fred Andreas, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
Suzanne Arnold, School of Education and Human Development
Joan Bihun, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology)
Margaret Bruehl, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Chemistry)
Howard Cook, College of Arts and Media (Visual Arts)
          The campus award winner is Joan Bihun.
 
Excellence in Research and Creative Activities
Elizabeth Allen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology)
Angela Gover, School of Public Affairs
Stephen Hartnett, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication)
Julien Langou, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
Zhiyong “Jason” Ren, College of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil Engineering)
Karen Sobel, Auraria Library
Phillip Strain, School of Education and Human Development
Ping Xu, College of Architecture and Planning (Architecture)
          The campus award winner is Zhiyong “Jason” Ren.
 
Excellence in Librarianship
The winner of this award was selected by the Library Faculty Personnel Committee. This year’s winner is Ellen Metter.
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