The Boulder Faculty Assembly is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 BFA Excellence Awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by faculty in the areas of teaching, service and leadership, and research and creative work.
The awards, which are peer-nominated, are presented in three categories. The 2020 BFA Excellence award categories and winners are:
- Silva Chang, Applied Mathematics
- Vicki Hendrickson Grove, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
- Celeste Montoya, Women and Gender Studies
- Nils Halverson, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
- Stefanie Mollborn, Sociology
- Charles Musgrave, Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Michelle Sauther, Anthropology
- David Brain, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
- Andrew Cooperstock, Music
- Heidi Day, Psychology and Neuroscience
The campus created the BFA Excellence Awards in the early 1980s to recognize outstanding work and concerted effort in advancing the mission of the university and the academy at large. All members of the CU Boulder faculty, including instructors, are eligible for nomination.
These prestigious awards are made possible through financial support from the chancellor, enabling the BFA to grant each recipient a $4,000 monetary award.
The Hazel Barnes Prize is the largest and most prestigious single faculty award funded by CU Boulder. It was established in 1991 by former Chancellor James Corbridge in honor of Philosophy Professor Emerita Hazel Barnes to recognize “the enriching interrelationship between teaching and research.”
Hazel Barnes, one of the campus’s most accomplished scholars, received a BFA Excellence in Teaching Award in 1983.