Deans' Teaching Showcase

During each spring semester, college Deans will identify outstanding instructors within their units. These thirteen nominees (allocated proportionally by total number of affiliated faculty) will be announced one per week through the spring term. All thirteen will be invited to an end-of-term luncheon at which they'll receive formal recognition and a small token of appreciation from the CTL.

Beginning in 2017, Deans' Teaching Showcase winners are considered (along with the distinguished teaching award finalists not selected) for additional university-wide awards in targeted areas. Awards will be given for exceptional large classroom/introductory teaching, innovative or outside the classroom teaching methods, curriculum development, and/or assessment. Each awardee will be asked to make a presentation at a CTL event the following fall, sharing exceptional contributions and formally receiving recognition. Recipients also take part in the next selection process

Week   Name   Department/School

Melanie Watkins

  • College of Engineering/Civil, Environmental and Spatial Engineering 

Tarun Dam

College of Sciences and Arts/Chemistry
3 Briana Bettin College of Computing

Jeremy Bos

Darrell Robinette

College of Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

5 Yoke Khin Yap College of Sciences and Arts/Physics
6 Josue Reynoso College of Business
7 Timothy Eisele College of Engineering/Chemical Engineering
8 Samantha Smith College of Sciences and Arts/Cognitive and Learning Sciences
9 Christopher Middlebrook College of Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
10 Kristin Brzeski College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
11 Loredana Valenzano-Slough College of Sciences and Arts/Chemistry
12 David Labyak College of Engineering/Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
13 Travis Wakeham College of Sciences and Arts/Biology