Published: April 25, 2022

The annual Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) Excellence Awards took place Monday, April 11, at the University Memorial Center, recognizing faculty members for outstanding work and concerted effort in advancing the mission of the university and the academy at large.

The Excellence Awards are given in three categories. Excellence in Leadership and Service recognizes the importance of leadership and service as indispensable features of faculty responsibilities; Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work recognizes the importance of research, scholarly and creative work as integral parts of faculty achievements; and Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy recognizes the importance of teaching and mentoring students as significant components of faculty duties.

At the ceremony, the previous year’s Hazel Barnes Prize winner gives a faculty address. On Tuesday evening, Barbara Demmig-Adams, ecology and evolutionary biology professor of distinction and the 2021 Hazel Barnes Prize winner, was featured. 

2022 Excellence Award winners

Excellence in Leadership and Service:

  • Janet Casagrand, Integrative Physiology
  • Susan Thomas, Musicology
  • Wendy Young, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work:

  • Marcia Douglas, English
  • Michael Hermele, Physics
  • Laura Michaelis, Linguistics

Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy:

  • Caroline Conzelman, Global Studies RAP
  • Rachael Deagman Simonetta, English
  • June Gruber, Psychology and Neuroscience

Find more information about the recipients.