Past Award Recipients

Von P. Walden
Von P. Walden, Associate Professor of Geography in the College of Science. Dr. Walden is a leading authority on polar meteorology and climatology, as well as global climatic change, and conducts field research in Antarctica and the Arctic.
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Sanford Eigenbrode 2011
Sanford Eigenbrode, Professor of Chemical Ecology and Division Chair of Entomology, During his 16 years at the University of Idaho, Dr. Eigenbrode has built an internationally known program that is rich in cross-disciplinary research involving landscape agricultural ecology, insect-plant interactions, and insect-vectored viruses affecting crop plants
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Robert Wrigley 2010
Robert Wrigley, Professor of English, has taught at the University of Idaho since 1999. He is an internationally-renowned poet, whose publications have earned considerable recognition.
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Larry Forney 2009
Larry Forney, professor of biology, joined the University in 2000. His internationally-reaching research focuses on microbial communities and ecology.
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Peter Goodwin 2008
Peter Goodwin, the DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and professor of civil engineering, is recognized internationally for his research with particular contributions in the field of sedimentation and the impact of river management on ecosystems.
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Mark McGuire 2007
Dr. Mark McGuire, associate professor in animal and veterinary science, joined the faculty at the University of Idaho in 1995. He has built a world-class research program in his own right at the University of Idaho through his ability to communicate, his economic understanding, and the ability to address real-life problems.
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John Byers 2007
John Byers, professor of zoology, joined the University of Idaho in 1980. He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1980. During his 27-year career at the University of Idaho, Byers built an internationally-recognized research program in animal behavior.
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Holly Wichman 2007
Holly Wichman, professor of biological sciences, came to the University of Idaho in 1988. She is among the pioneers in two rapidly growing areas – mammalian genome organization and experimental evolution.
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Donald Tyler 2006
Donald Tyler, anthropology professor and chair of sociology, anthropology and justice studies, has been at the University of Idaho since 1987 and became a full professor in 2000. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the human evolution of Southeast Asia.
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Dean Edwards 2006
Dean Edwards, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Intelligent Systems Research, joined the University of Idaho in 1986. His work focuses on autonomous vehicles and battery technology for electric vehicles.
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Lisette Waits 2006
Lisette Waits, associate professor of fish and wildlife resources, joined the University of Idaho in 1997. Her professional interests include conservation biology, conservation genetics, molecular ecology and molecular systematics.
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Daniel J. Bukvich 2005
Daniel J. Bukvich, professor of percussion and theory and Jazz Choir director, received a master's degree in music from U-Idaho in 1978. He has been a faculty member at his alma mater since then. He has produced a body of composition work, including commissioned pieces and original music for concert bands and orchestras.
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Rodney Frey 2005
Rodney Frey, professor of American Indian studies and anthropology, is nationally known as an expert of the Crow and the Coeur d’Alene American Indian cultures.
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Dale D. Goble 2005
Dale D. Goble, professor of law, joined the U-Idaho faculty in 1982. Through his research, scholarship, interdisciplinary work and connection to public policy, Goble has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on natural resource law.
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Douglas Q. Adams 2004
Douglas Q. Adams, professor of English, specializes in linguistics. He is considered one of the world's utmost authorities on Tocharian, a “dead” language discovered at the turn of the 1900s.
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Stephen Devadoss 2004
Stephen Devadoss, professor of agricultural economics, has contributed significant research to the field of international trade and macroeconomic issues related to agriculture.
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David N. McIlroy 2004
David N. McIlroy, associate professor of physics, has made significant contributions to his field of research, nanoscience and critical phenomena.
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Nicholas Gier 2003
Nicholas Gier, professor of philosophy, has established himself as one of the most eminent humanities scholars at the University of Idaho.
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John Oldow 2003
John Oldow, professor of geological sciences, specializes in tectonics, and, by most measures, is the leading geologist in the world for developing understanding of the tectonic history of western Nevada, the Brooks Range and the Appenines of Italy.
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Michael Laskowski 2003
Michael Laskowski, professor of biology, directs the WWAMI Medical Education Program at U-Idaho and Washington State University.
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