Collegiate Teaching Awards

Collegiate Teaching Awards are given each year to faculty who demonstrate outstanding performance in the classroom, laboratory, or studio. They are recognized by their peers for stimulating and satisfying students' desire to learn, developing innovative and effective methods of presenting the most current and exciting knowledge in their disciplines, and fostering productive and generous mentoring relationships with individual students. The award winners are chosen by the CLAS Collegiate Teaching Award Committee.
Complete List of Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients, 1989-present

2023-2024 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

  • Casey DeRoo, Physics and Astronomy
  • Donika Kelly, English
  • Elizabeth Kleiman, Computer Science
  • Nick Martini, Political Science
  • Anne Sand, Rhetoric
  • Christine Shea, Spanish and Portuguese, Linguistics

2022-2023 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

  • Cynthia Farthing, Mathematics
  • Ray Fagenbaum, Health and Human Physiology
  • Irene Lottini, French and Italian 
  • Mariola Espinosa, History
  • Fred Boehmke, Political Science
  • Brady G’Sell, Anthropology and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies

2021-2022 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

  • Emily Finzel, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Robert Franciscus, Anthropology
  • Sara Mitchell, Political Science
  • Brandon Myers, Computer Science
  • Elizabeth Yale, History
  • Giovanni Zimotti, Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese

2020-2021 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

  • Renée Cole, Chemistry
  • Kajsa Dalrymple, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Dan Eberl, Biology
  • Ana Fernandez, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Juan Pablo Hourcade, Computer Science
  • Kate Tierney, Earth and Environmental Sciences


2019-2020 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

Nicole Esposito, UIowa

Nicole Esposito

Jasper Halekas, UIowa

Jasper Halekas

Cristiane Barbosa Lira, UIowa

Cris Lira

Ambrose Lo, UIowa

Ambrose Lo

Christopher Rasheem-McMillan, UIowa

Christopher-Rasheem McMillan

Sriram Pemmaraju, UIowa

Sriram Pemmaraju

Inara Verzemnieks, UIowa

Inara Verzemnieks



2018–2019 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

Alison Bianchi

Alison Bianchi

Megan Gogerty

Megan Gogerty

Kerry Howley

Kerry Howley

Pilar Marce

Pilar Marcé

Elizabeth Menninga

Elizabeth Menninga

Rachel Young

Rachel Young



2017–2018 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

Matthew Bognar

Matthew Bognar

Shea Brown

Shea Brown

Jennifer Buckley

Jennifer Buckley

Freda Lynn

Freda Lynn

Luis Munoz

Luis Muñoz

Tracy Osborn

Tracy Osborn



2016–2017 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
Rebecca Blair
Rebecca Blair
Ronald McMullen
Ronald McMullen
R. Tyler Priest
R. Tyler Priest
Eric Stone
Eric Stone
Stephen Voyce
Stephen Voyce
Joshua Weiner
Joshua Weiner


2015–2016 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
Elana Buch
Elana Buch
Matt Gilchrist
Matthew Gilchrist
Mary High
Mary High
Brenda Leicht
Brenda Leicht
Lou Messerle
Louis Messerle
Landon Storrs
Landon Storrs


2014–2015 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
Christopher Cheatum
Chris Cheatum
Andrew Forbes
Andrew Forbes
Naomi Greyser
Naomi Greyser
Rosemary Moore
Rosemary Moore
Aaron Stump
Aaron Stump
Teresa Treat
Teresa Treat


2013–2014 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
Amber Brian
Amber Brian

Will Jennings
Will Jennings

Paul Kalina
Paul Kalina

Randall McEntaffer
Kristine Munoz
Kristine Muñoz

David Peate



2012–2013 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients

Cinda Coggins Mosher
Cinda Coggins Mosher

Dan Foster
Danny Foster
Meara Habashi
Meara Habashi
Mary Noonan
Mary Noonan
Rene Rocha
Rene Rocha
Kasturi Varadarajan
Kasturi Varadarajan
Emily Wentzell
Emily Wentzell
2011–2012 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
Frank Durham
Frank Durham
Oguz Durumeric
Oguz Durumeric

Richard Mark Heidel
Richard Mark Heidel

Russell Larsen
Russell Larsen
Jerald Moon
Jerald Moon
Ingrid Ukstins Peate
Ingrid Ukstins Peate

Complete List of Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients


  • Nicole, Esposito, Music
  • Jasper Halekas, Physics and Astronomy
  • Cris Lira, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Ambrose Lo, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Christopher Rasheem-McMillan, Dance; Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
  • Sriram Pemmaraju, Computer Science
  • Inara Verzemnieks, English


  • Alison Bianchi, Sociology
  • Megan Gogerty, Theatre Arts
  • Kerry Howley, English
  • Pilar Marcé, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Elizabeth Menninga, Political Science
  • Rachel Young, Journalism and Mass Communication


  • Matthew Bognar, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Shea Brown, Physics and Astronomy
  • Jennifer Buckley, English
  • Freda Lynn, Sociology
  • Luis Muñoz, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Tracy Osborn, Political Science


  • Rebecca Blair, Rhetoric
  • Ronald McMullen, Political Science
  • R. Tyler Priest, History; Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
  • Eric Stone, Theatre Arts
  • Stephen Voyce, English
  • Joshua Weiner, Biology


  • Elana Buch, Anthropology
  • Matthew Gilchrist, Rhetoric
  • Mary High, Communication Studies
  • Brenda Leicht, Biology
  • Louis Messerle, Chemistry
  • Landon Storrs, History


  • Chris Cheatum, Chemistry
  • Andrew Forbes, Biology
  • Naomi Greyser, Rhetoric; English
  • Rosemary Moore, History; Classics
  • Aaron Stump, Computer Science
  • Teresa Treat, Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • Amber Brian, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Will Jennings, Rhetoric
  • Paul Kalina, Theatre Arts
  • Randall McEntaffer, Physics and Astronomy
  • Kristine Muñoz, Communications Studies
  • David Peate, Earth & Environmental Sciences


  • Cinda Coggins Mosher, Rhetoric
  • Danny Foster, Health and Human Physiology
  • Meara Habashi, Psychology
  • Mary Noonan, Sociology
  • Rene Rocha, Political Science
  • Kasturi Varadarajan, Computer Science
  • Emily Wentzell, Anthropology


  • Frank Durham, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Oguz Durumeric, Mathematics
  • Richard Mark Heidel, Music
  • Russell Larsen, Chemistry
  • Jerald Moon, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Ingrid Ukstins Peate, Earth & Environmental Sciences


  • Kate Cowles, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Maria Duarte, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Jane Gilotti, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Matthew Hill, Anthropology
  • Tom Lewis, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Colleen Mitchell, Mathematics


  • Mary Campbell, Sociology
  • Steve Duck, Communication Studies
  • Claire Fox, English
  • Geoffrey Hope, French and Italian
  • Sarah Larsen, Chemistry
  • Luis Martin-Estudillo, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Diane Slusarski, Biology


  • Margaret Beck, Anthropology
  • Frauke Bleher, Mathematics
  • Michael Dailey, Biology
  • Priya Kumar, English
  • Mary Trachsel, Rhetoric


  • Nanette Barkey, Anthropology
  • Dare Clubb, Theatre Arts
  • Joseph Frankel, Biology
  • Paul Kleiber, Physics and Astronomy
  • John Durham Peters, Communication Studies
  • Takis Poulakos, Rhetoric
  • Erica Prussing, Anthropology
  • John Raeburn, American Studies; English


  • Linda Bolton, English
  • Chunghi Choo, Art and Art History
  • Cornelia Lang, Physics and Astronomy
  • Peggy Mills, Russian
  • Barbara Mooney, Art and Art History
  • Norb Pienta, Chemistry
  • David Redlawsk, Political Science


  • Craig Gibson, Classics
  • Craig Kletzing, Physics and Astronomy
  • Judith Liskin-Gasparro, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Michael Lovaglia, Sociology
  • Daniel Quinn, Chemistry
  • Bryon Winn, Theatre Arts


  • Christopher Brochu, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • James Enloe, Anthropology
  • Douglas Madsen, Political Science
  • Laura Rigal, English; American Studies
  • Shaun Vecera, Psychology
  • Thomas Williams, Philosophy


  • Mary Adamek, Music
  • Robert Bork, Art and Art History
  • Eric Gidal, English
  • Randy Hirokawa, Communication Studies
  • Susan Murty, Social Work
  • Peverill Squire, Political Science


  • Ed Folsom, English
  • Joseph Lang, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Susan Lawrence, History
  • Carol Severino, Rhetoric
  • Timothy Stalter, Music


  • Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Anthropology
  • Jill Beckman, Linguistics
  • Cary Covington, Political Science
  • Mary Lou Emery, English
  • Rosemarie Scullion, French and Italian; Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies


  • Michael Buchler, Music
  • John Cameron, Theatre Arts
  • Diane Jeske, Philosophy
  • Catherine Ringen, Linguistics


  • Christopher Roy, Art and Art History
  • Lisa Troyer, Sociology


  • Jan A.W. Gratama, Art and Art History
  • Kim Marra, Theatre Arts
  • Scott Robinson, Psychology
  • Claire Sponsler, English


  • John Harvey, Psychology
  • Mac Marshall, Anthropology
  • T.M. Scruggs, Music
  • Glenn Storey, Classics, Anthropology


  • Fred Antczak, Rhetoric
  • Karen Heimer, Sociology
  • Irwin Levin, Psychology
  • Robert Mutel, Physics and Astronomy


  • Richard Fumerton, Philosophy
  • Charles Shipan, Political Science


  • Kendall Atkinson, Mathematics
  • Laura Graham, Anthropology


  • Teresa Mangum, English
  • David Wiemer, Chemistry


  • Kay Amert, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Diana Horton, Biology
  • Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Spanish and Portuguese


  • David Manderscheid, Mathematics
  • James Alan McPherson, Writer’s Workshop
  • Margaret Mills, Russian


  • Jay Holstein, Religion
  • Maurita Murphy Mead, Music


  • William Davies, Linguistics
  • Huston Diehl, English