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 UMD FACULTY AWARDS — 2007

UMD FACULTY WIN AWARDS
FACULTY AWARDS 2006-07
Faculty members will be recognized at a special campus reception on Monday, April 30, 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Griggs Center. The Distinguished Research Award was presented on December 14, at 3:15 p.m. in Med 130.

University of Minnesota Duluth Awards
Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award
Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award
Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award
Academy of Distinguished Teachers

University of Minnesota System Awards

Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education
Horace T. Morse Award
John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
President's Award for Outstanding Service

National Awards

University of Minnesota Duluth Awards

Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award

This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality.

** Carmen Latterell, associate professor of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Science & Engineering, is this year's recipient of the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award.

Carmen M. Latterell holds a B.A. in mathematics (St. Scholastica, Duluth), a M.S. in mathematics (UMD), and a Ph.D. in mathematics education (University of Iowa). She is the author of over twenty research articles and two books. Her first book, entitled Math Wars, describes the ongoing debate about how to teach mathematics at the K-12 level. Her second book is entitled How to Prepare for College Mathematics Placement Tests. Latterell is the principal investigator on a five-year, $3,000,000 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows in K-12 Education grant. Her main area of research concerns the improvement of mathematics education at all levels.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

This honor is given each semester to recognize the a faculty member who has been identified for their excellence in research, for their scholarly contributions to their respective field, and for exceptional contributions to student research in education.

** Randall Gordon, Professor, Psychology

Randall Gordon received this research award on December 14, 2006. Gordon’s education includes a B.A. in Sociology (Honors) from York University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Nova University, an M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Houston. His teaching and research interests are in social and industrial/organizational psychology. He also teaches the research methods core sequence in psychology. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Teaching of Psychology and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Gordon has authored over 30 articles that have been published in academic journals and over 60 papers presented at psychology conferences. Nearly 100 undergraduate students have appeared as co-authors on Gordon’s published articles and presentations.

He currently serves as an Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology and has just finished a six year term as Executive Editor at the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied returning to his role as a review board member for that journal. Gordon also reviews for a variety of social and industrial/organizational psychology journals on a regular basis. Gordon's research programs have spanned a relatively wide variety of topics: attitude-behavior consistency models, archiving research productivity in psychology, and, currently, research on optimism. The majority of his work has focused on the related issues of prejudice, stereotyping, and discriminatory behavior.

Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards

Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards are given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students.
- Colleen Belk, Instructor of Biology, College of Science and Engineering
- Linda Rochford, Associate Professor of Marketing, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
- Robyn Roslak, Associate Professor of Art & Design, School of Fine Arts
- Jean Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Education, College of Education and Human Service Professions
- Janelle Wilson, Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award
This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values.

** James Klueg, Professor, Art & Design
James Klueg is professor and ceramics area head in the Department of Art and Design, where he has taught since 1986. His M.F.A. is from Indiana State University. Klueg's ceramics have been exhibited in over 200 solo and group exhibitions since the late 1970s and are in museum, corporate and private collections. His work has appeared in Ceramics Monthly and American Craft magazines, and the books, The Ceramic Surface, The Ceramics Design Book, Handbuilt Ceramics and Low-Fire Surfaces. His work can be viewed at www.klueg.com.

Stephen Adams, English
Praveen Aggarwal, Department of Marketing
Curt Anderson, Center for Economic Education
Thomas Bacig, Sociology/Anthropology
Ann Aiko Bergeron, Theatre
Linda Miller Cleary, English
Dennis Falk, Social Work
Joseph A. Gallian, Mathematics and Statistics
Eugene Grossman, Psychology
Thomas Isbell, Theatre
Richard W. Lichty, Economics
Linda Miller Cleary, English
Helen Mongan-Rallis, Education
Howard D. Mooers, Geological Sciences
John Newstrom, Management Studies
A. Maureen O’Brien, Economics
Jon L. Pierce, Management Studies
Eileen M. Zeitz, Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of Minnesota System Awards

Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

Not awarded to UMD faculty every year

Horace T. Morse Award

Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by collegiate units in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

** Praveen Aggarwal, Associate Professor, Marketing
Praveen Aggarwal teaches undergraduate and graduate Marketing courses in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics. Aggarwal received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Syracuse University and has been teaching at UMD since 1998. He also has masters in economics and another masters in rural management. He has several years of experience as a senior executive in the food products industry. His research interests are in the areas of consumer decision-making processes, decision delegation, and price and non-price promotions. He has close to a hundred publications and presentations to his credit.

He is a past recipient of the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award, Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award, UMD Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award, SOCC Outstanding Professor Award, and Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award.

Not awarded to UMD faculty every year

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

This award recognizes and rewards the contribution that academic advising makes in helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals.

** Julie Westlund, Director, Career Services
Westlund has served as the Director of UMD's Career Services since 1988. She provides individual and group career counseling to hundreds of students and alumni each year. In addition, to support student career planning she has successfully promoted the incorporation of career planning into a wide variety of academic courses; developed a variety of special events such as job fairs; developed and teaches a career course; and developed career modules for the University of Minnesota e-Portfolio.

Not awarded every year

President's Award for Outstanding Service

The award honors active or retired faculty or staff members who have gone well beyond their regular duties and have demonstrated an unusual commitment to the University community..

** Joycelyn Dorscher, M.D., Center of American Indian and Minority Health and Department of Family Medicine, Medical School Duluth.

Not awarded every year

National Awards

Not awarded every year

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