Our faculty are locally and nationally renowned for their outstanding contributions to the fields of education. We are extremely proud to share with you some of the University Recognitions and National Fellowships with which they have been honored, below. For more information on individual faculty members, explore their profile pages.

University Recognitions

University Distinguished Professors

  • Kris Gutiérrez
  • Margaret Eisenhart
  • Robert Linn
  • Lorrie Shepard
  • Bill Penuel

Provost’s Award for Faculty Achievement

  • Michele Moses, 2011
  • Derek Briggs, 2012
  • Elizabeth Dutro, 2013
  • Victoria Hand, 2013
  • Erin M. Furtak, 2014
  • Ben Kirshner, 2017
  • Susan Jurow, 2019
  • Terrenda White, 2020

George Norlin Award, University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association

  • Lorrie Shepard, 2017

  • Jacalyn Colt, 2019

  • Kris Gutiérrez, 2020

Robert L. Stearns Award, University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association

  • Daniel Liston, 2011
  • Lorrie Shepard, 2012
  • Leonard Baca, 2014
  • Kathy Escamilla, 2016
  • Rubén Donato, 2020

Hazel Barnes Prize, CU Boulder Office of the Chancellor

  • Michele Moses, 2016

Chase Faculty Community Service Award, CU System

  • Ben Kirshner, 2016-17

President's Diversity Award, University of Colorado System

  • Leonard Baca, 2014
  • Bethy Leonardi and Sara Staley, 2018
  • Enrique Lopez, 2020

President's Teaching Scholars, University of Colorado System

  • Shelby Wolf, 2006
  • Valerie Otero, 2015

Distinguished Research Lecture

  • Margaret Eisenhart, 2003

Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award

  • Bethy Leonardi, 2013

Marinus Smith Award

  • Rubén Donato, 2012

Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advisor

  • Ken Howe, 2000
  • Michele Moses, 2011

The Best Should Teach Gold Award

  • Rubén Donato, 2011
  • Daniel Liston, 2011
  • Kris Gutiérrez, 2012
  • Michele Moses, 2013
  • Kathy Escamilla, 2014
  • Elizabeth Dutro, 2015
  • Susan Jurow, 2016
  • William McGinley, 2017
  • Bethy Leonardi, 2018
  • Wendy Glenn, 2019

National Fellowships

Members of the National Academy of Education (NAEd)

  • Margaret Eisenhart
  • Kris Gutiérrez
  • Robert Linn
  • Lorrie Shepard (Past President)
  • Bill Penuel
  • Rubén Donato

Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Hilda Borko (Past President)
  • Rubén Donato
  • Margaret Eisenhart
  • Kathy Escamilla
  • Gene Glass (Past President)
  • Kris Gutiérrez (Past President)
  • Ken Howe
  • Margaret LeCompte
  • Robert Linn
  • Michele Moses
  • William Penuel
  • Kathy Schultz
  • Lorrie Shepard (Past President)
  • Kevin Welner