The BFA Excellence Awards specifically recognize outstanding work and a concerted effort to make advances in the academy. The Chancellor provides financial support for these prestigious awards.

The BFA will grant awards in each of the following areas:


The Boulder Faculty Assembly is pleased to announce

The 2020 Excellence Awards Winners:


Excellence in Leadership & Service

Silva Chang, Applied Mathematics
Vicki Hendrickson Grove, Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures
Celeste Montoya, Women & Gender Studies

Excellence in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work

Nils Halverson, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Stefanie Mollborn, Sociology
Charles Musgrave, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Michelle Sauther, Anthroplogy

Excellence in Teaching & Pedagogy

David Brain, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Andrew Cooperstock, Music
Heidi Day, Psychology & Neuroscience

Unfortunately due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19 the 2020 Excellence Awards Ceremony has been cancelled. At this time we are reviewing options for celebrating this years' awardees at a later date.

We will update this page as we have new information.