Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year's Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university's finest educators.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf will present the awards at a ceremony April 29 at the Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison. The awards presentation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet this year's honorees. The ceremony, sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association with support from the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, is free and open to the public. People can register to attend by April 22 at http://uwalumni.com/go/dta2015.
This year's recipients are:
-David A. Baum, professor of botany, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-Karen Britland, professor of English, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-A. Finn Enke, professor of gender and women's studies, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-Jonathan Gray, professor of communication arts, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-John J. Parrish, professor of animal science, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-Barry Van Veen , professor of electrical and computer engineering, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
-Jill H. Casid, professor of art history, Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Award
-Eric Matthew Wilcots, professor of astronomy, Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Award
-Alicia Cerezo Paredes, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Class of 1955 Teaching Excellence Award
-Jenny A. Higgins, assistant professor of gender and women's studies, Emil Steiger Teaching Award
-Jordan Zweck, assistant professor of English, William H. Kiekhofer Teaching Award
-Craig Werner, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Afro-American Studies, Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award
Awards are selected by a faculty and student committee.