Award Winners

Distinguished Professor Award

Susan Burgess, undergraduate director of political science, was selected as the 2018 Distinguished Professor.

Other recent award winners:

  • Alexander Govorov, Ph.D., physics
  • Judith Yaross Lee, Ph.D., English

Presidential Teacher Award

Brittany Peterson, associate professor in the School of Communication Studies and the coordinator of e-learning in the Scripps College of Communication, was selected as a Presidential Teacher Award recipient for 2017–2018 and 2019–2020.

Other recent award winners:

  • Roger Braun, fine arts
  • Robert Klein, mathematics
  • Tresa Randall, dance

Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching

The inaugural recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017–2019 is Dr. Klaus Himmeldirk, senior lecturer in chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences.


The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities

The Ping Institute endowment provides funding for three named chairs: the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities, the J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor of Humanities, and the James S. Reid/Standard Products Company Professor of Humanities. The current Distinguished Teaching Professors of the Ping Institute are Fred Drogula, Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities, Director of the Ping Institute, Professor of Classics; William F. Condee, J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor of Humanities and Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts; and Linda Rice, James S. Reid/Standard Products Company Professor of Humanities and Professor of English.

The list of current and former distinguished teaching professors and fellows is available here.


Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award

Lisa Haven, professor of English at the Zanesville Campus, received the 2017 Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award.


Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award

The 2018 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award recipients are:

  • Christine N. Aiena, Geography
  • Bailey Dick, Journalism
  • Terrance Reimer, Communication Media Arts
  • Steven Jay Rhue, Public Health

University Professor

The 2018–2019 University Professor recipients are:

  • Rachida Aissaoui, Management Systems
  • Jennifer L. Fredette, Political Science
  • Zaki Kuruppalil, Engineering Technology and Management
  • Brittany L. Peterson, Communication Studies

College-Specific Awards

Dean’s Outstanding Teacher (College of Arts and Sciences)

Carl Brune, professor of physics and astronomy, received the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2013.

Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching (College of Arts and Sciences)

Rebecca Barlag, associate lecturer and director of B.S. forensic chemistry, and Chester Pach, associate professor of history, received a Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in 2017.


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