2017 Faculty/Staff Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 award winners!
Americans with Disabilities Act Award
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
This award honors individuals whose important contributions advance education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities at The University of Montana-Missoula.
Distinguished Scholar Award
Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance
The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of research, creativity, or other scholarly activities.
Distinguished Service to International Education Award
Professor, Department of Environmental Studies Program
This award is presented to a member of the UM community who has an outstanding record of distinguished service to international education at UM.
Distinguished Teaching Award
Associate Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
This award is bestowed on a faculty member who has exhibited a history of excellence in classroom teaching and demonstrated a quality long-term impact upon students.
Graduate Teaching Award
No award given in 2017
The Graduate Teaching Award was established by the UM Center for Teaching Excellence, the Graduate School, and the Office of the Provost to honor outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant.
Montana Faculty Service Award
Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
The Montana Faculty Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has a history of providing superior, effective service that benefits The University of Montana.
Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
The Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year award is voted on by students in recognition of a professor who has had an extraordinary impact on their lives.
Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award
Tobin Miller Shearer
Associate Professor, Department of History
The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award, named in honor of a former Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, recognizes contributions made by individuals or agencies that support the University’s mission on diversity.
Outstanding Faculty Advising Award
Soazig Le Bihan
The Outstanding Faculty Advising Award recognizes a faculty member who has contributed substantially to excellence in undergraduate academic advising.
Outstanding Service to Students Award
The Outstanding Service to Students Award recognizes exemplary service by staff, including academic and personal advising, to the student body.
Outstanding Service to Campus Community
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
The Outstanding Service to Campus Community Award recognizes employees who serve campus and UM employees in an exemplary manner.
Outstanding Staff Award–Campus Interaction & Meritorious Job Performance
Campus Recreation Administration
This award focuses on a staff member who not only exceeds expectations within the department, but also interacts and provides service to campus, someone who creates a positive impression of his or her department by his or her spirit of service, interactions with others, and impact outside of the department.
Outstanding Staff Award–Excellence In Job Performance
Physics and Astronomy
This award focuses on a staff member who excels in all aspects of his or her position, someone who possesses an excellent work ethic and has an extraordinary impact within the department as a role model, connecting with students, staff, faculty, or administrators.
Outstanding Teamwork Award
Jerome Steen, Gabriel Ansah, Oleg Salimov
The Outstanding Teamwork Award recognizes staff from any office, unit, department, or group for working exceptionally well together to perform the assigned mission.
J.B. Speer Award for Distinguished Administrative Service
Elizabeth Roosa Millar
Director, University Center
The J.B. Speer Award for Distinguished Administrative Service honors an administrator who has made an extraordinary commitment and contribution to The University of Montana.
Outstanding Mentoring AwardNo Award Given in 2017
The Outstanding Mentoring Award will be granted annually to a faculty member who has contributed substantially to the career development and retention of one or more untenured but tenure-track faculty members.