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Faculty recognized for service to undergrads

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 14, 2011


Twenty University faculty members received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and three members of the faculty were awarded with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, according to a Wednesday press release.
Peer and student nominations determined the recipients, and the Office of the Provost presented the awards.
The winners of the Dockweiler Award are Sam Gaglio, assistant dean and concurrent instructor in the Mendoza College of Business; Kathleen Kolberg, professional specialist in the Department of Preprofessional Studies; and Anre Venter, professional specialist and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology.
The Joyce teaching award honored 20 members of the faculty who had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching, the release stated.
The Joyce winners are: Joseph Buttigieg, Department of English; Xavier Creary, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Steve Fallon, Program of Liberal Studies; Agustin Fuentes, Department of Anthropology; Daniel Graff, Department of History; Fr. Dan Groody, Department of Theology; Yih-Fang Huang, Department of Electrical Engineering; Anthony Hyder, Department of Physics; Charles Kulpa, Department of Biological Sciences; William Leahy, Department of Economics and Econometrics; Tara MacLeod, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Kerry Meyers, College of Engineering; Ken Milani, Department of Accountancy; Brian O’Conchubhair, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Jeffrey Peng, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Anne Pilkington, Department of Mathematics; Georgine Resick, Department of Music; Deborah Rotman, Department of Anthropology; Maria Tomasula, Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Xiaoshan Yang, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
A University press release stated the teaching award is supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates in the Class of 1937. The Dockweiler Charitable Foundation honored advisors and student mentors for the past four years.
Faculty committees in each of the seven disciplinary areas evaluate the peer and student nominations to select the winners.