NC State honored three dozen faculty members at the 2016-2017 University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 3.
Maria Oliver-Hoyo, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Sciences, received the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Faculty Development, is the most prestigious award given to faculty for teaching excellence. The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support good teaching within the university. Each college may nominate one candidate for this award.
Oliver-Hoyo joined the NC State faculty in 1999, and received the title of Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in 2012. She is a world-renowned scholar in chemistry education research who exemplifies high-impact teaching, mentoring and leadership. Through her tenure at NC State she has participated in different capacities with institutional programs such as the Hispanic Faculty and Mentoring Program, Women in Science and Engineering, Science House, Learning In a Technology Rich Environment, and Hewlett Initiative.
Oliver-Hoyo will be recognized at commencement by a member of the Board of Governors and will receive a medallion and a cash award.
Also nominated for the award were:
- Gary Blank, Forestry and Environmental Resources
- Gregory Buckner, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- John Carroll, Philosophy and Religious Studies
- David Henard, Business Management
- Karen Hollebrands, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
- Bong-Il Jin, Graphic Design and Industrial Design
- Gary Moore, Agricultural and Human Sciences
- Melissa Pasquinelli, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
The Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology was presented to four faculty members:
- Lauren Di Monte, Learning Spaces and Services, NCSU Libraries
- Adam Rogers, Learning Spaces and Services, NCSU Libraries
- Naji Husseini, Biomedical Engineering
- Lee Ivy, Horticultural Science
The award, created by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable and Dr. Sarah Stein, honors the creative pedagogy of NC State’s faculty and technical staff and their work in integrating new technologies into effective teaching strategies. The award’s namesake, Gertrude Cox, started her NC State career in 1940, when she began work to establish the Department of Statistics.
The Outstanding Teacher Award was presented to the following faculty members:
- Chris Anson, English
- Belle Boggs, English
- Thomas Byrnes, Business Management
- Cassie Castorena, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
- Marian-Elizabeth Gardner, Biological Sciences
- Joanna Koch, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
- Bradley Lindsey, Accounting
- Delisia Matthews, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
- Jordan McMican, Exploratory Studies
- Jason Miller, English
- Annette Moore, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
- Patricia Morgado, Architecture
- Mark Pankow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Daniel Poole, Animal Science
- Justin Post, Statistics
- Gary Roberson, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
- Katherine Saul, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The award recognizes excellence in teaching at all levels. Faculty must be recognized by the Provost as an Outstanding Teacher before they can receive the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award.
Recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award become members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers for as long as they remain NC State faculty. Recipients are recognized at the Teaching Awards Ceremony at the Teaching and Learning Symposium in the Spring and their names are published in the NC State Bulletin and Commencement Program.
The Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award was presented to the following faculty members:
- David Crouse, Crop and Soil Sciences
- Michael Dickey, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Russell Gorga, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
- Larry Nielsen, Forestry and Environmental Resources
- Shannon Phillips, Animal Science
- Roger Woodard, Statistics
This award, coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Office of Faculty Development and the Alumni Association, is one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards given on campus. Up to six recipients will become “Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professors” each year and will retain that title while appointed as a member of the NC State faculty. Recognition of the award recipients will be given at commencement and at a campus recognition ceremony.