Published: May 18, 2022 By

Dr. Anne DoughertyApplied Mathematics’s own Senior Instructor and Associate Department Chair Anne Dougherty has won the 2022 Marinus Smith Award. This award was created to highlight faculty members that positively impact CU students and are nominated by students and families of students. New Student & Family Programs explains:

“The faculty and staff receiving this award embody the true meaning of Be Boulder as they inspire, educate and motivate our community through innovation and passion. The award winners leave a long lasting impact on our community … Each award winner reminds us of what it truly means to teach, mentor and support students to be the best version of themselves inside and outside of the classroom.”

The New Student & Family Programs Marinus Smith Award webpage outlines the criteria for a nominee:

  • The nominee must advance the quality of education or the student experience at CU Boulder.

  • The nominee should model the integrity and ethical conduct that we expect of our CU Boulder students.

  • The nominee should demonstrate a high degree of respect for the contribution of every member of the CU Boulder community.

  • The nominee's actions should benefit the CU Boulder community by demonstrating excellence in their service and fostering a campus environment of inclusion, collaboration and personal responsibility.

Tod and Robin Nasser, family members of student Jay Nasser, nominated Dr. Dougherty for the award and explained the impact Dr. Dougherty had on Jay:

“From their first interaction, it was clear that Anne made him feel important and not only answered all of his questions, but went further to help him understand all of the possible paths he could take over his college career. She worked with him to craft solutions that would ensure he was given the opportunity to learn the subjects that were most important to him.”

The Department congratulates Dr. Dougherty on this well-deserved award acknowledging the hard work she puts into helping students and pushing forward their careers.