2018 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

Janet Tsai
Janet Y. Tsai
Janet Y. Tsai is a researcher and instructor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on ways to encourage more students, especially women and those from nontraditional demographic groups, to pursue interests in the field of engineering. Janet assists in...

Tamara Meneghini
Tamara Meneghini
Tamara Meneghini is a professional actor, voice and movement coach, and teaching artist. She belongs to the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA, organization Secretary). At UCB she has taught courses in acting, movement and voice for...

Bethy Leonardi
Bethy Leonardi
In 2014, Bethy Leonardi received her PhD in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from CU Boulder. She is now a Research Associate in the School of Education and co-director of A Queer Endeavor, an initiative that aims to support school communities and educators make gender, family, and sexual diversity part...

Jenny Knight
Jenny Knight
Jenny Knight is an Associate Professor in the Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). She has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, where she studied eye development, and postdoctoral training at CU, where she worked on the genetic control of gastrulation...

Teresa Foley
Teresa Foley
Teresa E. Foley is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Integrative Physiology (IPHY). Dr. Foley received her doctorate in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2009. She teaches a broad range of upper-division IPHY courses, including Endocrinology, Immunology, Epidemiology, and Exercise Physiology. Dr. Foley also...

2017 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

Tarek Sammakia
Tarek Sammakia
Tarek Sammakia is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry where his academic interests lie in the area of organic chemistry, specifically, organic synthesis, and related fields. He began his independent career at the University of Colorado in 1990, and since that time, has taught organic chemistry to...

Celeste Montoya
Celeste Montoya
Celeste Montoya is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and the Director of the Miramontes Arts & Science Program (MASP). She developed and has facilitated the Women and Gender Studies Leadership Practicum (also known as the Gender Justice League). It is a class that guides and encourages students to...

William McGinley
William McGinley
William McGinley is Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the CU Boulder School of Education. Dr. McGinley’s recently published work examines how theories of emotion and sentimentality in democratic politics inform literary reading. As a teacher, Dr. McGinley envisions the literature classroom as a both/and space — a space where...

Priscilla Craven
Priscilla Craven
Priscilla Craven is a Senior Instructor in the Department of French and Italian. She received her M.A. in Italian from Middlebury, and a second M.A. in Art History from the University of Colorado. At Vanderbilt University, where she got her undergraduate degree, there is an annual scholarship in her name...

 

2016 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

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Susan Jurow
Susan Jurow is highly regarded across the country for her work as a learning scientist and educator. Jurow joined the CU Boulder School of Education in 2003 and is now an associate professor and foundational member of the Learning Sciences and Human Development Program.

Roseanna M. Neupauer
Roseanna M. Neupauer
Roseanna M. Neupauer is an Associate Professor of Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Dr. Neupauer received her doctorate from New Mexico Tech in 2000. She received an NSF Young Researcher Award in 2006, an ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2006, and a Teaching Award from CEAE in 2007.

Christopher Braider
Christopher Braider
Christopher Braider received his B.A. in French and English and Ph.D. in French Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. He specializes in 17th-century French literature, interart problems in early modern Europe, the history of philosophy, and literary theory.

 

2015 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

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Elizabeth Dutro
Elizabeth Dutro, Professor of Education, specializes in literacy education of children in highpoverty classrooms. The primary strand of Dr. Dutro's research grew from her encounters with children, curriculum, and educational policy in her own teaching in a high-poverty elementary school and is driven by questions about the intersections of literacy, identity, life experiences, and children's and youth's opportunities for positive, sustained, and productive relationships with schooling.

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Eric Stade
Eric Stade is Professor of Mathematics and President's Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Stade's mathematical research concerns automorphic forms, which lie at the intersection of number theory and analysis.

 

2014 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

Kathy Escamilla
Kathy Escamilla
Kathy Escamilla is a professor of education in the division of social, bilingual and multicultural foundations. Dr. Escamilla's research centers on educational issues related to Spanish speaking language minority students in U.S. schools.

Margaret Asirvatham
Margaret Asirvatham
Margaret Asirvatham is a Senior Instructor and Director of General Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her doctorate in chemistry from Kansas State University in 1975.

William Kuskin
William Kuskin
William Kuskin is professor and chair of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his BA from Vassar College, and his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Polly McLean
Polly McLean, Associate Professor, teaches courses in media, culture and globalization, media theory, communication and international development, media and culture, qualitative research methods, genders, race, class and sexualities in popular cul

2013 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

Diane Conlin
Diane Conlin
Diane Conlin, Associate Professor, Classics, specializes in the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome.

Michael Eisenberg
Michael Eisenberg
Michael Eisenberg is a CU Boulder professor of computer science who blends art and math to inspire students of all ages.

Michele Moses
Michele Moses
Michele Moses is the Professor of Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice. She has served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies of the School of Education since 2010.

2012 Best Should Teach CU Faculty Recipients

Harihar Rajaram
Harihar Rajaram
Harihar Rajaram, Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991.

Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, earned his doctorate in English and Film from Claremont Graduate School.

Alison Jaggar
Alison Jaggar
Alison Jaggar, College Professor of Distinction, holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and in the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Kris Gutiérrez
Kris Gutiérrez
Kris Gutiérrez, Professor of Literacy and Learning Sciences, holds the Inaugural Provost's Chair in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her doctorate in English and Education from CU Boulder in 1987.