Two University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) professors have been awarded the 1999-2000 Horace T. Morse University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, it was announced by Vincent Magnuson, UMD Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration. The winners are Professor John Newstrom and Associate Professor Stephen Adams.
The award is presented to exceptional candidates from through out the University of Minnesota system, nominated by their colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education. Criteria includes evidence of outstanding performance in one or more of the following five categories: Teaching, Advising, Research & Artistic Activities, Academic Program Development, Educational Leadership.
John Newstrom is a professor of Management Studies in the UMD School of Business & Economics. He specializes in teaching Organizational Behavior & Management, Managing Change, and Interpersonal & Group Behavior. He has published 57 professional papers and practitioner articles and has presented 32 professional papers.
Stephen Adams is an associate professor of English in the UMD College of Liberal Arts. He teaches courses in American Literature, Gothic Literature, and American Landscape Studies. He has co-authored the book "Revising Mythologies: The Composition of Thoreau's Major Works. His second book, a study of the early Virginia landscape, will be published next spring.
Both Newstrom and Adams are previous recipients of the UMD Student Association's Outstanding Faculty Award.