June 12, 2008
UI faculty members receive Collegiate Teaching Awards
Twenty University of Iowa faculty members have received Collegiate Teaching Awards for the 2007-08 academic year.
The awards represent the highest honor a college bestows on its faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The recipients of the 2007-08 Collegiate Teaching Award are: Matt Billett, Henry B. Tippie College of Business; Teresa Morgan, College of Dentistry; Jodi Saunders, College of Education; David Wilder, College of Engineering; Patrick Bauer, College of Law; Nanette Barkey, Dare Clubb, Joseph Frankel, Paul Kleiber, John Durham Peters, Takis Poulakos, Erica Prussing and John Raeburn, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; George Bergus, John Fieselmann, Peg Nopoulos and Janeta Fong Tansey, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; Mary Berg, College of Nursing; Mary Starry, College of Pharmacy; and Ying Zhang, College of Public Health.
Following are brief biographical sketches of each Collegiate Teaching Award recipient:
Tippie College of Business
College of Dentistry
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Law
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dare Clubb, associate professor of theatre arts, teaches in the UI Playwrights' Workshop and leads the undergraduate playwriting program. As a playwright, he explores new forms of dramatic action and theatrical languages.
Joseph Frankel, professor of biology, is the recipient of a 2007 Helen Kechriotis Nelson Teaching Award. Frankel is director of undergraduate studies in his department and has had a major role in the design of the curriculum and tracks within the major. He directs and teaches the general-education course Principles of Biology II, and he teaches advanced undergraduate courses in his sub-discipline, developmental biology.
Paul Kleiber, the Harriet B. and Harold S. Brady Professor of Laser Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, teaches physics at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. He serves as a research advisor for students on projects that result in jointly authored scientific papers.
John Durham Peters, the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Communication Studies, teaches media, technology and the philosophy of communication. His book, "Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition," received the 2007 Franklyn S. Haiman Award from the National Communication Association.
Takis Poulakos, associate professor of rhetoric, advises teaching assistants in general education rhetoric courses and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses spanning classical rhetoric, democratic engagement and electronic identities. His scholarship recently resulted in a co-edited essay collection, "Isocrates and Greek Education."
Erica Prussing, assistant professor of anthropology, is a medical anthropologist whose teaching and research activities focus on health issues within Native American communities and other marginalized communities.
John Raeburn, professor of American Studies and English, is the recipient of a 2007 Helen Kechriotis Nelson Teaching Award. Raeburn teaches 20th-century American cultural history. His most recent book, "A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography," was published in 2006.
Carver College of Medicine
John Fieselmann, professor of internal medicine, directs the outpatient internal medicine clerkship, a component of the 12-week ambulatory practice module for third-year medical students. Students in the clerkship develop the knowledge and the diagnostic and management skills needed in outpatient clinical settings. Third-year students nominated Fieselmann "Faculty Member of the Year" in 2007 and 2008 for his outstanding teaching efforts.
Peg Nopoulos, professor of psychiatry, teaches medical students during their clinical clerkship in psychiatry. She is the director of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, a national program where medical students take a year off from classes to conduct mentored research projects in clinical medicine. She also mentors students in the college's research distinction track, which gives students research experience and the opportunity to write research articles. Nopoulos also is active in teaching medical residents and postdoctoral fellows about mental health.
Janeta Tansey, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and a faculty member in the college's Program in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities, directs the clerkship and electives in psychiatry. She mentors students, medical residents and junior faculty, and she provides lectures and small-group facilitation in topics in medical ethics and psychiatry. She directs a seminar in psychiatric ethics for residents and provides a clinical teaching site in Psychology-Oncology in collaboration with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
College of Public Health
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