College-Level Teaching Awards

Awards listed are those for which only assistant professors are eligible unless otherwise noted.




AAP Michelle Sinnigen

Watts Prize for Faculty Excellence (Department of Art)



All CALS awards

Sue Merkel

Janine VanOort

Innovative Teacher Award

Professor of Merit

Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

CALS Kathy Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award



Kim Stockton


Stephan and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award– not specific to assistant professor level; any level is eligible

Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Teaching Prize – not specific to assistant professor level; any level is eligible

Robert A. & Donna B. Paul Awards for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising – not specific to assistant professor level; any level is eligible.



Margaret Frey and Kenna Snow-Tompkins


College of Human Ecology Alumni Association and Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Advising Award – this award honors a faculty member each year for outstanding advising. The nomination should include a paragraph describing why you believe the faculty member to be an outstanding advisor. Send nominations to Kenna Snow-Tompkins; typically due in February.



Michael Thompson, Teaching Excellence awards


Gennady Samorodnitsky, Tau Beta Pi teaching award


College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award

Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award

Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

Kenneth A. Goldman ’71 College of Engineering Teaching Award

Dorothy and Fred Chau MS’74 College of Engineering Teaching Award

Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Teaching Excellence

Stephen Miles ’57 College of Engineering Teaching Award

Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Advisor Award

ILR Victoria Parker

MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching

Robert N. Stern Award for Teaching & Mentoring

Dyson C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

Teaching Excellence Award – Undergraduate Program

Teaching Excellence Award – Graduate Program

Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award

Research Excellence – “Our Business is a Better World” Award

Outstanding Achievement in Engagement Award

*Note: Dyson faculty can also be nominated for CALS teaching awards.



Danielle George (Clifford H. Whitcomb, Half Century, and Krause Fellows)


Sara Andress (Apple Award)


Rhonda Velasquez (Core and AMBA Core Awards)

Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship

Half Century Faculty Research Fellowship

Krause Faculty Fellow in Real Estate

Apple Distinguished Teaching Award

Core Faculty Award

AMBA Core Faculty Award



Alex Susskind


Ted Teng ’79 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty Teaching Recognition Awards

·         Freshman, Sophomore, Junior/Senior and Graduate Core Awards

·         Undergraduate Elective

·         Graduate Elective