Faculty, graduate students recognized for teaching excellence

Date
06/14/22

As the 2021-22 academic year comes to a close, the School of Chemical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry have recognized a group of faculty members, faculty instructors and graduate students for their commitment to excellence in the classroom this past year. And another group of faculty and graduate students were ranked excellent on evaluations by the students in their classroom.

2021-2022 SCS Teaching awards

Two faculty members and three graduate students in the Department of Chemistry received the annual awards for excellence in teaching from the School of Chemical Sciences.

  • SCS Faculty Teaching Award recipient: Jeff Chan
  • SCS Lecturer Teaching Award recipient: Elise McCarren
  • SCS Graduate Student Teaching Award recipients:
    • Zach Firestein
    • Citlali Gutierrez
    • Wenqing Zhu

Chemistry Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Fellowships for 2021-22

Seven graduate students in the Department of Chemistry received teaching excellence fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Dr. Sandra Murawski Award for Excellence in Teaching — Lakshmy Ajayakumar
  • Zumdahl Teaching Award — Jubyeong Chae, Tanner Cress, and Chiwon Hwang
  • Arthur W. Sloan Prize — Elisia Meyle, Michael Pence, and Alfons Pineda-Knauseder
     

Instructors Ranked Excellent by Students

And the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning announced the list of faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants in the Department of Chemistry who were ranked excellent by their students in the Spring 2022 course evaluation process. Results are based on the ratings from the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) maintained by Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. This list is based on ICES forms completed by students. Only those instructors who distributed ICES forms at least once during the semester and who released their data for publication are included in the lists. Only numerical data from the ICES questionnaire results were used, and at least five students must have responded in each class. For more information or to view previous rankings, go to the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning website.

Following is the list of teachers in the Department of Chemistry who were ranked excellent along with their corresponding Spring 2022 course numbers. An asterik denotes the instructor's ratings were outstanding.  

Faculty members
  • Scott Denmark         530
  • *Martin Gruebele     440
  • Angad Mehta           236
  • Liviu Mirica              516
Instructional faculty
  • Donald Decoste         204
  • Elise McCarren          101
Teaching assistants

Abo, K                     233
* Ahumada, P          199
* Akhand, P             104
Albright, S                233
Ansar, H                  101
* Berry, J                  233
* Bhurgri, S              104
* Blade, G                102
Brandt, D                  437
Burns, M                   103
* Caraway, H            102
Celis Chance, N       232
* Chae, J                  516
Chan, J                    104
* Clements, E           102
Croslow, S                102
* Davis, C                  232
Denny, A                   312
El Sayed, T              102
Elangovan, S           103
Engler, A                  199
* Escamilla, J           104
* Fielder, K               104
* Filicette, J              104
* Firestein, Z            437
* Firouzbakht, A       440
* Gadgil, M              233
* Garcia, G              105
Gargya, S               103
Gondela, A              104
* Gopan, G              440
Gopatta, C               105
Gough, O                 102
Granato, V               101
* Gugger, M             102
Haskin, N                 236
* Huang, E              199
Hwang, C                232
* Issa, L                   232
Kerr, S                     205
Kim, H                     101
* Klode,                   102
* Kruszynski, E   205
Kubarycz-Hoszowska, C   102
* Landers, K            105
Litts, C                     102
Liu, J                       104
Lopez, I                  204
Luo, A                     105
* Maldonado, N      104
McCleary-Petersen, K 420
* Melzer, M             105
Meyer, P                 102
Miller, A                   103
Mohr, A                   101
* Mubarik, A            102
Najam, N                232
Nath, S                  104
* Nowak, O            105
* Okeke, K             103
* Orea, D                232
Park, E                   105
Pence, M                524
* Polanek, M           199
* Rohn, M               105
Ryffel, D                 102
Salmon, A              101,102
* Sanchez, M         104
* Schmidt, A           105
Sportiello, G           104
Sugas, P                103
Targia, T                 102
* Thomas, A            233
* Tin, A                    101
Tran, S                   102
Trzupek, T              237
Wang, A                 104
* Wang, H              103
Weissman, J          103
* Xhumari, J           104
Yap, N                    102
* Zervakis, G          103
Zhang, X                103
Zhu, W                   440
* Zimmerman, C    102

 

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