Nominees for undergraduate teaching, mentoring awards announced

The nominees for the 2018 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2018 J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring were recently announced.

Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Established in honor of Carl Wittke in 1971, The Carl F. Wittke Award is presented each year to two faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. Wittke was a faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University.

The 2018 nominees for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are:

  • Timothy Black, Sociology
  • Susan Burden-Gulley, Biology
  • Lauren Calandruccio, Psychological Sciences
  • Mariana Carrera, Economics
  • Kevin Cavanagh, Organizational Behavior
  • Harold Connamacher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dennis Conrad, Accounting
  • Craig Copi, Physics
  • Karie Feldman, Sociology
  • Chris Fietkiewicz, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • John Flores, History
  • Timothy Fogarty, Accounting
  • Matthew Garrett, Music
  • Jay Geller, History
  • Sarah Gridley, English
  • Evren Gurkan Cavusoglu, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Insoo Hyun, Bioethics
  • Raul Juarez, Chemistry
  • Jessica Kelley, Sociology
  • Kenneth Ledford, History
  • Harsh Mathur, Physics
  • David Matthiesen, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Shanna Beth McGee, Theater
  • Drew Meyer, Chemistry
  • Pete Moore, Political Science
  • Jean Nisenboum, Psychological Sciences
  • John Ruhl, Physics
  • Geneviève Sauvé, Chemistry
  • Robert Spadoni, English
  • Athena Vrettos, English
  • John Wiehl, SAGES English
  • Timothy Wutrich, Classics
  • Peter Yang, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Christian Zorman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring

Established by J. Bruce Jackson in honor of Dean Carl F. Wittke, The Jackson Award recognizes faculty and staff who have guided a student academically, fostered the student’s personal development, challenged the student to grow and supported the student’s goals and life choices.

Wittke was an advisor, mentor and friend to Jackson while he was a student at Western Reserve University.

The 2018 nominees for the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring are:

  • Drew Adams, Genetics
  • Radhika Atit, Biology
  • Richard Bachmann, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Michael Benard, Biology
  • Lauren Calandruccio, Psychological Sciences
  • Melissa Carlisle, Accountancy
  • Shu Chen, Pathology
  • Anne Cunningham, International Development Initiatives
  • Narcisz Fejes, SAGES
  • Noelle Giuffrida, Art History
  • Michael Hinczewski, Physics
  • Harsh Mathur, Physics
  • Megan Miller, Economics
  • Erika Olbricht, English
  • Kathy Petras, First Year Experience and Family Programs
  • Maryjo Prince-Paul, School of Nursing
  • Aaron Proweller, Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Eric Schmuhl, Physical Education and Athletics
  • Julian Stelzer, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Wanda Strychalski, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Susanne Vees-Gulani, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • John Wiehl, SAGES English
  • Arlet Wright, Student Affairs
  • Christian Zorman, Electrical Engineering and Computer