UNI faculty members receive awards during fall meeting

UNI faculty members receive awards during fall meeting

Six faculty members receive awards from Provost José Herrera

Numerous UNI faculty members were recognized during the fall faculty meeting on Monday, Oct. 2 with various awards. The winners are as follows:

Beverly Funk Barnes Educator Excellence Award 

  • Angela Cox, Library
  • Amanda McCandless, School of Music

Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Elise Dubord, Languages & Literatures
  • Timothy Gilson, Ed. Psych, Found. & Lead. Studies

Distinguished Scholar Award

  • Thomas Hockey, Earth & Environmental Sciences

James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award

  • Kenneth Atkinson, History

MWOne UNIque Academic Advising Award

  • Yasemin Sari, Philosophy & World Religions

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

  • Eran Hanke, Family, Aging & Counseling

Regents Award for Faculty Excellence 

  • Aleksandar Poleksic, Computer Science
  • Alan Czarnetzki, Earth & Environ. Sciences
  • Lisa Jepsen, Economics

Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service Award

  • Cara Burnidge, Philosophy & World Religions
  • Leigh Zeitz, Curriculum & Instruction

UNI Outstanding Teaching Award 

  • Rebecca Dickinson, Social Work
  • Laura Edwards, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Theophile Muhayimana, Ed. Psych, Found & Lead. Studies
  • Nathan Taylor, Family, Aging & Counseling
  • Jesse Wilcox, Biology


  • Robert Earle, Philosophy & World Religions
  • Brittany Flokstra, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Rachel Morgan, Languages & Literatures
  • Heather Schaffner, History 

Cara Burnidge and Leigh Zeitz receiving awards from Provost José Herrera

Lisa Jepsen, Alan Czarnetzki and Aleksandar Poleksic receive awards from Provost José Herrera

Thomas Hockey receives award from Provost José Herrera