2012 Excellence Awards

Tuesday, April 17 2012


Research or Creative Activity Excellence Award: Von P. Walden, associate professor, geography, College of Science

Donald Crawford Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award: Simon Kattenhorn, professor, geology, College of Science

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards: Forrest Bowlick, research assistant, geography, College of Science

Outstanding Graduate Student Research and Creative Activity Awards: Katherine M. Hunt, research assistant, animal and vet sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Frank Gariglio, research assistant, Center for Echo Hydraulics Research, College of Engineering

Advising Excellence Award: Larry Makus, professor, agricultural economics and rural sociology department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Teaching Excellence Award: Rodney Frey, professor, sociology, anthropology and justice studies, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Barbara Williams, associate professor, biological and agricultural engineering department, College of Engineering

Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence: David Sigler, assistant professor, English

Outreach and Engagement Excellence Award: Nora Olsen, associate professor, plant, soil and entomological sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor, school of food science (UI/WSU) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director, Idaho INBRE Program, WWAMI Medical Education


Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts Excellence Awards: Michael O’Rourke, professor, philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Principal Investigators’ Team: Darin Saul, Stephen Devadoss, Dev Shrestha, Tracie Lee, Steven Peterson and Nick Sanyal, colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Natural Resources, respectively

2012 – 2014 Presidential Mid-Career Award: Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, associate professor, civil engineering, College of Engineering; Leonard Garrison, associate professor, Lionel Hampton School of Music, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Patrick Hrdlicka, associate professor, chemistry, College of Science; Daniel Orozco, associate professor, English, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences; Jason Porter, assistant professor, accounting, College of Business and Economics; Terence Soule, associate professor, computer science, College of Engineering; Greg Turner-Rahman, associate professor, art and design, College of Art and Architecture; Lisette Waits, professor, fish and wildlife resources, College of Natural Resources; Von P. Walden, associate professor, geography, College of Science

University Distinguished Professors: Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor, school of food science (UI/WSU), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director, Idaho INBRE Program, WWAMI Medical Education; Holly Wichman, professor, biological sciences, College of Science