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Teaching, advising award-winners for 2007 announced

- May 14, 2007

This year’s winners of awards for excellence in teaching and advising were announced on April 26, during the annual recognition dinner, hosted by Provost Peter J. Nicholls, Veronica Makowsky, vice provost, and Keith Barker, associate vice provost.

The award recipients are:

First Year Experience
Francine DeFranco, University Libraries
Outstanding First Year Experience Teaching Award

Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith, Registrar
Outstanding First Year Experience Teaching Award

Katherine Jolly, Elementary Education
Outstanding First Year Experience Mentor

Susie Mendizabal, Pre-Communication Sciences
Outstanding First Year Experience Mentor

David B. Miller, Psychology
Outstanding Student Advisement and Advocacy Award

Angela Rola, Asian American Cultural Center
Outstanding Student Advisement and Advocacy Award

2007 Teaching Fellows
Sarah Glaz, Mathematics
Ralph McNeal Jr., Sociology

2007 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Renée Gilberti, Molecular & Cell Biology
Sumie Shima, Chemistry
Nicholas Shunda, Economics

2007 Institute of Teaching and Learning Teaching Associate
Lynne Rogers, English, Avery Point Campus

Early College Experience Program
Thomas Recchio, English
Outstanding Faculty Coordinator Award

Julie Barker, Cheshire High School
Maureen Brown, Daniel Hand High School
Thomas Cangelosi, The Gilbert School
High School Instructor Award for Excellence in College Teaching

Thomas Connelly, Ellington High School
Eugene DesJarlais, Sacred Heart High School
Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Acknowledgments

Honors Program
Louis Lombardi, Mathematics
2007 Honors Council Faculty Member of the Year

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Carol Auer, Plant Science
CANR Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence

Karl Guillard, Plant Science
UConn Alumni Association, 2006 Excellence in Teaching, Undergraduate Level

Steven Rackliffe, Plant Science
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Award

Teaching Fellows Ralph McNeal Jr., sociology, and Sara Glaz, mathematics
Teaching Fellows Ralph McNeal Jr., sociology, and Sara Glaz, mathematics, are recognized during the morning undergraduate Commencement ceremony.
Photo by Peter Morenus

School of Business
Amy Dunbar, Accounting
2006 Outstanding Master of Science Program in Accounting Professor

David Papandria, Accounting
2006 Outstanding Undergraduate Accounting Professor

V. Kumar, Marketing
Graduate Teaching Award

Kevin McEvoy, Marketing
Undergraduate Teaching Award

Sulin Ba, Operations & Information Management
Teaching Innovation Award

School of Engineering
John Chandy, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award

Swapna Gokhale, Computer Science & Engineering
Aggelos Kiayias, Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award

Gregory Frantz, Civil & Environmental Engineering
C.R. Klewin Inc. Award for Excellence in Teaching

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
David B. Miller, Psychology
Undergraduate Student Government 2006 Outstanding Educator of the Year

William Lott, Economics
Grillo Family Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kathleen Segerson, Economics
UConn Alumni Association, 2006 Excellence in Teaching, Graduate Level

School of Pharmacy
Robin Bogner
Teacher of the Year

School of Medicine
Robert Bona
2006 Charles N. Loeser Award

Joseph Palmisano
2006 Kaiser Permanente Award

Glenn Affleck
Michelle Cloutier
Yvonne Grimm-Jorgensen
Dan Henry
Joseph Grasso
Dale Matheson
Christine Niekrash
Richard Zeff
2006 Outstanding Teaching Awards

Keith Conrad, Mathematics
Jayanthi Rajan, Marketing
David Solomon, Mathematics
2006 Teaching Promise

Earl MacDonald, Music
2006 Teaching Innovation  

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