CLAS Dean's Scholar Award

This faculty development award recognizes faculty candidates for promotion  who excel in both teaching and scholarship or creative work. The two-year awards carry a one-time grant, which may be used for equipment, travel, supplies, and other support for research and teaching initiatives.

The Dean's Scholar Awards are funded by the UI Alumni Association's endowment of the Dean's Chair in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The CLAS Committee on Faculty Promotion and Tenure selects each year's class of Dean's Scholars from among those faculty recommended for promotion and/or tenure.

Recipients of the Dean's Scholar Award

2016-18

2015-17

  • Melissa Duff, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Blaine Greteman, English
  • Keiko Kawamuro, Mathematics
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2014-16

2013-15

  • Margaret Beck, Anthropology
  • Mary Cohen, Music
  • Gregory Howes, Physics & Astronomy
  • Hien Nguyen, Chemistry
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2012-14

  • Tracy Osborn, Political Science
  • Lynette Renner, Social Work
  • Maggy Tomova, Mathematics
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2011-13

  • Christopher Cheatum, Chemistry
  • Luis Martín-Estudillo, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Michaela Hoenicke Moore, History
  • Sara Sanders, Social Work
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2010–2012

  • Mercedes Bern-Klug, Social Work
  • Alan Huckleberry, Music
  • Bob McMurray, Psychology
  • Kathleen Stewart, Geography
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2009–2011

  • Rebekah Kowal, Dance
  • David Peate, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Ahmed Souaiaia, Religious Studies
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2008–2010

  • Bryant McAlister, Biology
  • Morten Schlütter, Religious Studies
  • Helen Shen, Asian & Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Marcus Wohlgenannt, Physics & Astronomy
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2007–2009

  • Mark Andrejevic, Communication Studies
  • Loren Glass, English
  • John Prineas, Physics & Astronomy

2006–2008

  • Frederick Boehmke, Political Science
  • Christopher Brochu, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Brian Gollnick, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Susan White, Art & Art History

2005–2007

  • Christine Getz, Music
  • Leonard MacGillivray, Chemistry
  • Jane Singer, Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Kasturi Varadarajan, Computer Science

2004–2006

  • Jonathan Adrain, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Julie Hochstrasser, Art & Art History
  • Roumyana Slabakova, Linguistics

2003–2005

  • Patricia Foster, English
  • Laurent O. Jay, Mathematics
  • Michael Lovaglia, Sociology

2002–2004

  • Carin Green, Classics
  • Elizabeth Heineman, History
  • Judith Liskin-Gasparro, Spanish & Portuguese

2001–2003

  • James Enloe, Anthropology

2000–2002

  • Douglas Dion, Political Science
  • Karen Heimer, Sociology
  • Kimberley Marra, Theatre Arts
  • Mary Hall Reno, Physics & Astronomy

1999–2001

  • Vicki Hesli, Political Science
  • Kevin Kregel, Integrative Physiology
  • Teresa Mangum, English