Professor teaching
Great teaching is a hallmark of a Valpo education. Each Valpo graduate can recall a faculty member who helped changed their life for the better. The Valparaiso University Alumni Association honors outstanding Valpo faculty while also supporting their professional development.

2017 Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award
Amy Atchison, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Faculty Development Grants
Craig Goehler – College of Engineering
Shahin Nudehi – College of Engineering
Lindsay Munden – College of Nursing and Health Professions
Allison Schuette – College of Arts and Sciences
David Weber – College of Arts and Sciences

TheDistinguished Teaching Award recognizes and encourages excellence in the art of teaching. The recipient is recognized at December Commencement and will receive a $1,000 award. The principal selection criteria are:

  • Excellence as a teacher
  • Effectiveness as an academic counselor
  • Extent of service to and positive influence on students in extracurricular settings

Faculty Development Grants offer faculty at Valpo the opportunity and support to pursue terminal degrees, advance post-graduate research, and continue their education by participating in conferences and seminars through its Faculty Development Awards. The amount of the award depends upon the project. The pursuit of terminal degrees and post-graduate research will receive priority consideration; consideration will then be given to conference presenters and then to attendees

The Valparaiso University Alumni Association invites you to nominate a candidate for its annual Distinguished Teaching Award. Candidates must be tenured full-time members of the faculty who have completed at least one academic year of full-time teaching at Valparaiso University, or non-tenured full-time members of the faculty who have completed at least three academic years of full-time teaching at Valparaiso University. Previous recipients are eligible if at least 10 years have passed since their award. The principal selection criteria are:

 

  • Excellence as a teacher
  • Effectiveness as an academic counselor
  • Extent of service to and positive influence on students in extracurricular settings

Nominations
Nominations for 2017 awards are now closed; 2018 nominations will be open December 2017 through February 15, 2018. At that time, online nomination forms will be available.

Please complete the form and answer each question thoroughly. Detailed responses enable the selection committee to evaluate nominees completely and fairly. Please use a separate form for each nominee.

Additional comments and/or a resume may be submitted by mail to:
VUAA Award Committee
Loke Hall
Valparaiso University
1100 Campus Drive South
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Email:
vuaa.awards@valpo.edu

Have questions?
Alumni Engagement
Tel: 219.464.5142
Fax: 219.464.5467
Email: alumni@valpo.edu

Applicants must be full-time members of the teaching faculty who have completed at least one academic year of full-time teaching at Valpo. Previous recipients are eligible if at least three years have passed since their last award.

The selection committee will review this information at their spring meeting and the recipients will be selected at that time. Recipients will be notified by June 1, and funds will be made available after July 1. Recipients will be asked to give a brief summary of their program during the VUAA’s fall meeting.

Nominations
Nominations for 2017 awards are now closed; 2018 nominations will be open December 2017 through February 15, 2018
. At that time, online nomination forms will be available.

Please complete the budget and information form below.

 

  1. Your curriculum vitae summarizing your formal education (degrees, institutions, and dates), teaching experience (titles/positions, institutions, primary courses, dates, and tenure — at Valpo and other institutions, if applicable), and other compelling points. Limit this to no more than two pages.
  2. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor.
  3. Responses to the following. Limit your response to two pages. Excess material will be disregarded.
    • Program: Describe the overall plan for your terminal degree, post-graduate research, or continuing education. Please note field of study, goals, and progress. Describe how you would use this grant to achieve your goals. Please be specific and include a general timetable. If this application is for funding to participate in a conference or seminar, please include a copy of the program brochure if available.
    • Linkage: Describe how your program is linked to the University's mission and strategic plan. Characterize how it would allow you to reinforce these commitments and apply the results of your study, research, or conference in the classroom to benefit students. Provide examples.


Please answer each question thoroughly. Detailed responses enable the selection committee to evaluate applicants completely and fairly. Additional comments and/or supporting documentation may be attached.

Mail nominations to:
VUAA Award Committee
Loke Hall
Valparaiso University
1100 Campus Drive South
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Email
vuaa.awards@valpo.edu

Have questions?
Alumni Engagement
Tel: 219.464.5142
Fax: 219.464.5467
Email: alumni@valpo.edu

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes and encourages excellence in the art of teaching. The recipient is recognized at December Commencement and will receive a $1,000 award. The principal selection criteria are excellence as a teacher, effectiveness as an academic counselor, and extent of service to and positive influence on students in extracurricular settings.

1970 – James E. Schueler
1971 – Willis D. Boyd
1972 – Allen E. Tuttle
1973 – Charles R. Gromley
1974 – Edgar C. Reinke
1975 – Janet L. Sievers
1976 – William W. Bloom
1977 – Leslie W. Zoss
1978 – Van C. Kussrow
1979 – Carl H. Krekeler
1980 – Theodore M. Ludwig
1981 – Warren G. Rubel
1982 – Paul E. Phipps
1983 – John L. Smith
1984 – Theodore C. Schwan
1985 – Mary J. Sheehan
1986 – Louis F. Bartelt
1987 – Thomas A. Droege
1988 – Edgar J. Luecke
1989 – Ferencz P. Kallay
1990 – Albert R. Trost
1991 – R. Keith Schoppa
1992 – Richard H. W. Brauer
1993 – Ronald A. Janke
1994 – A. Gilbert Cook
1995 – Edgar Senne
1996 – Simone Baepler
1997 – John R. Steffen
1998 – Thomas D. Kennedy
1999 – Judith A. Peters
2000 – John Steven Paul
2000 – Jerry Wagenblast
2001 – Stanislaus Zygmunt
2002 – Bruce G. Berner
2003 – Eric W. Johnson
2004 – Jim Albers
2005 – Jeffrey S. Doebler
2006 – Dougas Tougaw
2007 – Mark Schwehn
2008 – Frederick Niedner
2009 – Laura Dooley
2010 – Thomas Goyne
2011 – Beth Scaglione Sewell
2012 – John Ruff
2013 – James Nelson
2014 – Theresa Kessler
2015 – Faisal Kutty
2016 – Jim Stuck
2017 – Amy Atchison

Faculty Development Grants offer faculty at Valpo the opportunity and support to pursue terminal degrees, advance post-graduate research, and continue their education by participating in conferences and seminars through its Faculty Development Awards. The amount of the award depends upon the project.

2000 – Nandini Bhattacharya
2000 – Richard A. Gillman
2000 – Thomas D. Kennedy
2000 – James L. Kingsland
2000 – Phillip Powell
2001 – James P. Beasley
2001 – Jeffrey S. Doebler
2001 – Lorri L. Petties
2001 – Jaishankar Raman
2001 – Andrew J.T. Smith
2001 – Nelly van Doorn-Harder
2002 – Alan Bloom
2002 – Marcia J. Bunge
2002 – Patricia Hershberger
2002 – Daniel J. Moran
2002 – Char Prieto
2002 – Nelly Zamora-Bello
2003 – Jennifer Bjornstad
2003 – Joseph S. Goss
2003 – Karen S. Whitehead
2004 – Richard DeMaris
2004 – Carmine Polito
2004 – Rachel Rivers Parroquin
2004 – Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo
2004 – Brent Whitefield
2005 – Bryan J. Morrison
2005 – Phillip Powell
2005 – Marlane C. Steinwart
2005 – David K. Weber
2005 – R. Andrew White
2006 – Kevin Geiman
2006 – Ruth Johnston
2006 – James Moore
2007 – Julie Brandy
2007 – Martin Buinicki
2007 – Todd Hillwig
2007 – Jennifer Prough
2007 – Carlos Miguel-Pueyo
2007 – Rachel Rivers Parroquin
2008 – Carolyn Brunson
2008 – Sara Danger
2008 – David Simpson
2009 – Gretchen Buggeln
2009 – Carter Hanson
2010 – Marcia Bunge
2010 – George Heider
2010 – Carlos Miguel-Pueyo
2010 – Robert Swanson
2011 – Robert Swanson
2012 – Sara Danger
2012 – Randa Duvik
2012 – Craig Goehler
2012 – Susan Morris
2012 – Timothy Tomasik
2012 – Amanda Zelechoski
2013 – Kevin Goebbert
2013 – George Heider
2013 – Carlos Miguel-Pueyo
2013 – Musa Pinar
2013 – Allison Schuette
2013 – Nelly Zamora-Breckenridge
2014 – Debra Ames
2014 – Stacy Hoult-Saros
2015 – Lora Mendenhall
2015 – Jamie Stangel
2016 – David (Mike) Owens
2016 – Timothy Tomasik
2016 – Ed Upton
2016 – Lissa Yogan
2016 – Yue Zhang
2017 – Craig Goehler
2017 – Lindsay Munden
2017 – Shahin Nudehi
2017 – Allison Schuette
2017 – David Weber