Nine members of University of Wisconsin-Stout’s faculty and instructional staff have been honored for their work and efforts during the 2021-22 academic year.
Eight received the Outstanding Teacher award and one received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty award recently at a university event that kicked off the 2022-23 academic year.
“The start of a new academic year provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty and instructional academic staff,” said Glendali Rodriguez, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The Outstanding Teacher award recognizes a commitment to excellence and the university community. Recipients and their departments are:
- Glenn Bushendorf, engineering and technology
- Erik Evensen, design
- Kimberly Martinez, teaching, learning and leadership
- Brian Teague, biology
- Heather Terhorst-Miller, psychology
- Darren Tesar, art and art history
- Laura Schmidt, mathematics, statistics and computer science
- Molly Welch, psychology
The two university colleges coordinate the selection of their honorees via an internal process. The colleges are College of Arts and Human Sciences; and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management.
“I most enjoy engaging in interactive classroom experiences and discussions with students,” said Terhorst-Miller, an assistant professor who has taught at UW-Stout for five years.
The Outstanding Graduate Faculty award recognizes outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and assistance to the graduate student community. The recipient is:
- Urs Haltinner, teaching, learning and leadership
The Graduate School award is based on student feedback.
The recipients received a commemorative award and a congratulatory memo from Rodriguez.
In fall 2021, UW-Stout had 234 faculty and 193 instructional academic staff.
Classes for the new academic year began Sept. 7.
In 2021, UW-Stout implemented its FOCUS2030 strategic plan built around five key goals. One of the goals is employee success, with a focus on fostering an equitable environment that invests in, supports, encourages and values diverse faculty and staff development opportunities.