Penn State University

Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

(Teaching Fellow Award from 1986-2012)

This award, made possible by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Undergraduate Student Government, and the Graduate Student Association, recognizes distinguished teaching and provides a forum for encouraging effective teaching. Recipients are asked to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system. Year-long responsibilities may include such activities as participating in workshops and symposia, giving lectures or presentations on teaching techniques for new faculty and graduate assistants, taking part in discussions or seminars with students in the Schreyer Honors College, or teaching honors courses.

2020 Recipients

  • Cory Scherer, Associate Professor, Psychology, Behavioral Science and Education, Schuylkill — Philosophy of Teaching
  • Gary Gray, Associate Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Engineering, University Park — Philosophy of Teaching
  • Philip Bevilacqua, Professor, Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Science, University Park — Philosophy of Teaching


2019

  • John Affleck, Associate Professor, Journalism, Communications, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Jeremy Blum, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Science, Engineering and Technology, Penn State Harrisburg—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Cheryl Nicholas, Associate Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Penn State Berks—Philosophy of Teaching

2018

  • Charlotte Eubanks, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies, Liberal Arts, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Nichola Gutgold, Professor, Speech Communications, Communication, Penn State Lehigh Valley—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Anne Vardo-Zalik, Associate Professor, Biology, Science, Penn State York—Philosophy of Teaching

2017

  • Sarah Ades, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Science, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Matthew Parkinson, Associate Professor, Engineering Design, Technology & Professional Programs, Engineering, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Charles Prettyman, III, Associate Professor, English, Liberal Arts, Penn State Fayette—Philosophy of Teaching

2016

  • Deborah Eicher-Catt, Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State York—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Shirley Moody-Turner, English and African American Studies, Liberal Arts, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Craig Zabel, Associate Professor, Art History, Arts and Architecture, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching

2015

  • Jane Charlton, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Richard Doyle, Professor, English, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Allen Larson, Associate Professor, Communications, New Kensington

2014

  • Kvasny, Lynette, Associate Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, University Park—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Rotunno, Laura, Associate Professor, English and Honors Program Coordinator, Altoona—Philosophy of Teaching
  • Wood, Jennifer, Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, New Kensington—Philosophy of Teaching

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Lyon, Janet, Associate Professor, English, University Park
  • McAllister, Matthew, Professor, Film/Video & Media Studies, University Park
  • Tawatnuntachai, Oranee, Associate Professor, Business Administration, Harrisburg

2009

  • Esparragoza, Ivan, Associate Professor, Engineering, Brandywine
  • Roush, Sherry, Associate Professor, Italian, University Park
  • Strzelec, Rebecca, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Altoona

2008

  • Holdsworth, Deryck W., Professor, Geography, University Park
  • Nash, Philip, Associate Professor, History, Shenango
  • Null, Linda, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Harrisburg

2007

  • Beierlein, James, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University Park
  • Gill, Deborah, Associate Professor, Spanish, DuBois
  • Houghton, Charlotte, Associate Professor, Art History, University Park

2006

  • Harpster, Harold W., Associate Professor, Animal Sciences, University Park
  • Womack, Kenneth A., Associate Professor, English, Altoona

2005

  • Kalsbeek, James T., Associate Professor, Architecture, University Park
  • Kurre, James A., Associate Professor, Economics, Erie

2004

  • Hillman, Jennifer, Associate Professor , Psychology, Berks-Lehigh
  • Litzinger, Thomas A., Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University Park

2003

  • Champagne, John, Associate Professor, English, Erie
  • Jenkins, Philip, Distinguished Professor, Religious Studies, University Park

2002

  • Koch, Patricia, Professor, Biobehavioral Health, University Park

2001

  • Corty, Eric W., Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, Erie
  • Talmage, Gita, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University Park

2000

  • Johnson, John A., Professor, Psychology, DuBois
  • Johnson, Michael P., Associate Professor, Sociology and Women's Studies, University Park

1999

  • Marshall, Ian, Professor, English, Altoona

1998

  • Mansfield, Phyllis Kernoff, Professor, Women's Studies and Health Education, University Park

1997

  • Harvey, Paul, Jr., Associate Professor, History, Classics and Mediterranean Study, University Park

1996

  • West, Harry H., Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University Park

1995

  • Willits, Fern K., Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University Park

1994

  • Moore, John W., Jr., Associate Professor, English, University Park

1993

  • Lowe, John P., Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University Park

1992

  • Spence, Larry D., Associate Professor, Political Science, University Park

1991

  • Kleindorfer, George B., Associate Professor, Quantitative Business Analysis, University Park

1990

  • Secor, Marie J., Associate Professor, English, University Park

1989

  • Uricchio, William C., Assistant Professor, Film, Television and Mass Communications, University Park

1988

  • Speilvogel, Jackson J., Associate Professor, History, University Park

1987

  • Ebbitt, Wilma R., Professor, English, University Park

1986

  • Pennock, Roger, Jr., Professor, Soil Genesis, University Park

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