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Recipients

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2010 Cameron Lindsey, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration, School of Pharmacy
  • 2011 Jerzy Wrobel, Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Nancy Levit, Curator’s and Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2013 Stephen Dilks, Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 Simon Friedman, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
  • 2015 Larry Garrison, Helen Kemper Missouri Endowed Professor in Accounting, Department of Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2016 John Rapley, Professor and Chair of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2017 Allen Rostron, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Law
  • 2018 Gerald Wyckoff, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2019 Kym Bennett, Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2020 Michael Wei, Associate Professor, School of Education

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2010 Jerzy Wrobel, Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences,
  • 2010 James Falls, Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011 Nancy Levit, Curators Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2012 Stephen Dilks, Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Simon Friedman, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
  • 2014 Larry Garrison, Helen Kemper Missouri Endowed Professor in Accounting, Department of Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2015 John Rapley, Professor and Chair of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2016 Allen Rostron, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Law
  • 2017 Gerald Wyckoff, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2018 Kym Bennett, Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2019 Michael Wei, Associate Professor, School of Education

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

  • 2010 Tamara Murdock, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011 G. Sullivan Read, Professor of Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2012 Deepakar Medhi, Curator’s Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing & Engineering
  • 2013 Johanna Nilsson, Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education
  • 2014 Ashim Mitra, Curators’ Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
  • 2015 Michael Plamann, Professor of Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2016 Cory Beard, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Computing & Engineering
  • 2017 Len Dobens, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2018 Xiao-Qiang(Sean) Yu, Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2019 Loyce Caruthers, Professor, School of Education

Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2010 Andrew Granade, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • 2011 Jennifer Lundgren, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Jared Bruce, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Kun Cheng, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
  • 2014 Leigh Salzsieder, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2015 Nathan Mauck, Assistant Professor of Finance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2016 Jeff Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2017 Kimberly Langrehr, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education
  • 2018 Lori Sexton, Associate Professor & Chair Criminal Justice & Criminology, College of Arts and Sciences     -and-
  • 2018  Ahmed Hassan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering
  • 2019  Rebecca Best, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2010 Todor K. Gounev, Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011 Richard Delaware, Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Regina Grindstaff, Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2013 Wanda Temm, Clinical Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2014 Eric Wombwell, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, School of Pharmacy
  • 2015 Andrea Drew-Gounev, Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Labs Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2016 Doranne Hudson, Associate Teaching Professor/Executive in Residence, Business Management, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2017 Brian Hare, Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and Engineering
  • 2018, Tara Allen, Teaching Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2019, James Benevides, Teaching Professor, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Awards

      – Business

  • 2010 Shad Dowlatshahi, Professor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2011 Pamela Roffol-Dobies, Instructor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2012 Doranne Hudson, Executive in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2013 Leigh Salzsieder, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2014 Brent Never, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2015 Nathan Mauck, Assistant Professor of Finance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2016 Jeff Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2017 Nathan Mauck, Assistant Professor of Finance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2018 Tammie Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2019 Roozmehr Safi, Assistant Professor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management

       – Dentistry

  • 2010 Donna Deines, School of Dentistry
  • 2011 John Bellome, Director of Undergraduate Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry
  • 2012 C.W. Elrod, Section Head of Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2013 Ronald Riley, Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Dentistry
  • 2014 Keerthana Satheesh, Assistant Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2015 Kimberly Bray, Professor & Director of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • 2016 Robert Blundell, Clinical Associate Professor & Chair of Endodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2017 Robert Edwards, Clinical Professor of Endodontics, School of Dentistry
  • 2018 Shara Dunlap, Clinical Professor of Restorative Clinical Sciences, School of Dentistry
  • 2019 Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, Professor, School of Dentistry

         – Law

  • 2010 Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, Associate Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2011 Christopher Hoyt, Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2012 Sean O’Brien, Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2013 Jeffrey Berman, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2014 Judith Wiseman, Teaching Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2015 Robert Downs, Law Foundation Scholar & Professor, School of Law
  • 2016 Ann Marie Marciarille, Associate Professor, School of Law
  • 2017 Timothy Lynch, Associate Professor, School of Law
  • 2018 David Achtenberg, Professor, School of Law
  • 2019 Michaelle Tobin, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Law

         – Medicine

  • 2010 David Bamberger, School of Medicine
  • 2011 Alan Salkind, Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2012 John Stuart Munro, School of Medicine
  • 2013 James Wooten, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2014 Julie Banderas, Professor of Human Therapeutics and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Allied Health, School of Medicine
  • 2015 Michael Wacker, Associate Teaching Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
  • 2016 Jill Mooremeier, Hashinger Distinguished Professor of Medicine/Chair of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2017 Darla McCarthy, Associate Teaching Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
  • 2018 Robert Riss, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2019 Amgad Masoud, Associate Professor, School of Medicine

UMKC Research Awards:

 N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

  • 2010 Anthony Persechini, Professor, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2011 Kathy Goggin, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Deepankar Medhi, Curator’s Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing & Engineering
  • 2013 Peter Koulen,  Professor of Ophthalmology and Felix & Carmen Sabates Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, School of Medicine
  • 2014 Reza Derakhshani, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Computing & Engineering  -and-
  • 2014 Anthony Caruso, Associate Professor of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2015 Yugi Lee, Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and Engineering
  • 2016 Joan Dean, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017 Simon Friedman, Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy
  • 2018 Praveen Rao, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Engineering
  • 2019 Kun Cheng, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy

Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award

  • 2010 Anthony Persechini, Professor, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2011 Kathy Goggin, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 John Q. Wang, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2013 Delwyn Catley, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 Sarah Dallas, Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry
  • 2015 Anil Kumar, Professor & Division Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy
  • 2016 Barbara Glesner-Fines, Associate Dean for Faculty Development/Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2017 Simon Friedman, Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy
  • 2018 Kun Cheng, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • 2019 Jeffrey Price, Professor, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Trustees Faculty Scholar Award

  • 2010 Brian Geisbrecht, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2011 Alexander Idnurm, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences. -and-
  • 2011 Jared Bruce, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Ricky Allman, Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, -and-
  • 2012 Aidan Soder, Vocal Studies, Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • 2013 Kun Cheng, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
  • 2014 Janette Berkley-Patton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Mark Brodwin, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences  -and-
  • 2015 Massimiliano Vitiello, Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2016 Seung Lark Lim, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences  -and-
  • 2016 XiaoLan Yao, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2017 Jeffrey Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Bloch School of Management
  • 2018 Travis Fields, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Engineering
  • 2019 Benjamin Woodson, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists

  • 2016 Tina Niemi, Professor of Geosciences, College of Arts & Sciences  -and-
  • 2016 Praveen Rao, Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing & Engineering  -and-
  • 2016 David Thurmaier, Associate Professor of Music Theory, Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • 2017 Richard Delaware, Teaching Professor of mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences  -and-
  • 2017 Len Dobens, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences  -and-
  • 2017 Diane Filion, Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2018 Stephanie Frank, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, College of Arts and Sciences -and-
  • 2018 Ryan Mohan, Assistant Professor, ofCell Biology and Biophysics, College of Arts and Sciences -and-
  • 2018 Massimiliano Vitiello, Associate Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2019 Fengpeng Sun, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

 Chancellor’s Award for Embracing Diversity

  • 2010 Pellom McDaniels, Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2011 Gloria Tibbs, Information Commons & Instruction Librarian and Diversity Liaison, University Libraries,    -and-
  • 2011 Student National Dental Association/ Hispanic Student Dental Association
  • 2012 None
  • 2013 Fu Zhuo, Librarian III Research & Instruction – Miller Nichols Library, University Libraries  -and-
  • 2013 School of Nursing & Health Sciences 
  • 2014 Stuart Hinds, Director of Special Collections – Miller Nichols Library, University Libraries
  • 2015 Donna Davis and Shirley Marie McCarther, Associate Professors of Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations, School of Education   -and-
  • 2015 Robert Riggs, Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2016 Jennifer Santee, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration, School of Pharmacy
  • 2017 Uzziel Pecina, Assistant Teaching Professor of Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations, School of Education   -and-
  • 2017 Scott Curtis, Research & Liaison Librarian III, Public Services, University Libraries
  • 2018 Rhiannon Dickerson, Lecturer of Communication Studies, College of Arts & Sciences   -and-
  • 2018 Kristi Holsinger, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2019 Sandy Rodriguez, Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives
  • 2019 Omiunota Ukpokodu, Professor, School of Education

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

  • 2010 Mary Kay Kisthardt, Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2011 Bill Eckhardt, Teaching Professor of Law, School of Law
  • 2012 Janette Berkley-Patton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Katie Kline, Lecturer, English Language & Literature, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2014 Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2016 Carol Schmer and Jo Klaassen, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2017 Johanna Nilsson, Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education
  • 2018 Donna Davis, Professor and Marie McCarther, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations, School of Education  -and-
  • 2018 Jeff Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • 2019 Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University

  • 2010 Nancy Mills (retired), Interim Vice Chancellor of Research, Dean, & Professor, Schools of Dentistry and Nursing
  • 2011 Steven Krantz, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
  • 2012 Charles Wurrey, Curator’s Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Ronald A. MacQuarrie, Professor Emeritus of Biology, former Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2014 Raymond Coveney, Professor Emeritus of Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Lynda Plamann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Director of Curriculum, School of Biological Sciences
  • 2016 Bruce Bubacz, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017 Chrisanthia Brown, Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education
  • 2018 Pam Overman, Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry
  • 2019 Max Skidmore, Curatars’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus, College of Arts & Sciences