23 faculty, staff honored by EVC office

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23 faculty, staff honored by EVC office

Awards coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor have been announced for 2023.
Awards coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor have been announced for 2023.

Awards coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor have been announced for 2023. These honor faculty and staff who advance the missions of the university in teaching, research and service. Recipients will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in the fall.

College Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize faculty with excellence in teaching.

  • Stuart Bernstein, associate professor, Architectural Engineering and Construction
  • Joshua Brummer, assistant professor of practice, Mathematics
  • James Brunton, assistant professor of practice, English
  • Shudipto Dishari, associate professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Thomas Dotzel, assistant professor, Marketing
  • Danni Gilbert, associate professor of practice, Music
  • Abla Hasan, associate professor of practice, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza, associate professor, Educational Administration
  • Patrick Jones, associate professor, History and Ethnic Studies
  • Patty Kuo, assistant professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies
  • Jacquelyn Omelian, assistant professor of practice, Psychology
  • Kaci Richter, assistant professor of practice, Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Ingrid Robyn, associate professor, Modern Languages and Literatures and Ethnic Studies
  • Mackenzie Savaiano, associate professor of practice, Special Education and Communication Disorders
  • Sam Wortman, associate professor, Agronomy and Horticulture

The Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award honors outstanding junior faculty members who demonstrate creative research, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise.

  • Eloísa Grifo, assistant professor, Mathematics
  • Robert Twomey, assistant professor, Theatre and Film

The Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award recognizes outstanding teaching in the humanities.

  • Tom Gannon, associate professor, English and Ethnic Studies

The James O’Hanlon Academic Leader Award honors a full-time faculty or staff member who demonstrates exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate on the academic goals of the university. The award is named for Dr. James O’Hanlon, who served the university in academic leadership positions for over 30 years.

  • Jerry Hudgins, professor and chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Dr. Charles Riedesel Outstanding Academic Advising Award honors an exceptional faculty or staff member for advising services beyond basic job duties and responsibilities to provide support, empowerment, coaching, counseling, and guidance to help undergraduate students succeed academically and in life. The award is named for Dr. Charles Riedesel, former advisor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, who devoted much of his time to recruiting and advising computer science and engineering majors.

  • Daniela Martinez, academic adviser, Explore Center

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award recognizes a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring and supporting undergraduate researchers’ educational and career paths through their availability, attentiveness, encouragement, and understanding.

  • George Gogos, professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The Exceptional Excellence Award recognizes a staff member who has exceeded in their job expectations and significantly contributed to the success of a faculty member's teaching and/or research.

  • Jeffery O'Brien, director of technology, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

The University of Nebraska Staff Kudos Award – Academic Affairs is a university-wide honor presented by the NU Regents to celebrate staff who go above and beyond in their work for the university. This award will be recognized at the April 7 Board of Regents meeting.

  • Dodie Eveleth, BPAC business manager, College of Arts and Sciences

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