Applied Learning Center
The Applied Learning Center has been deeply impacted by the work of a wide variety of people at MSU Denver. The Hall of Distinction celebrates some of the people who have had a particularly important impact on the growth and development of experiential learning at MSU Denver.
Dr. Shaun Schafer is a Professor and Chair of Journalism and Media Production. He strongly supports interns in his department and served as a Faculty Fellow for the Applied Learning Center.
Dr. Rebecca Trammell is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. In her recent role as Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, she has been a strong supporter of experiential learning and worked closely with us to develop the Peer Health Exchange program.
Dr. Graham Ignizio is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages and was the Faculty Associate for Service Learning at the Applied Learning Center for 4 years. He was instrumental in the growth of the Service Learning at MSU Denver.
Dr. Sheryl Zajdowicz is Associate Professor of Biology. She was an early leader in conference planning for the first Undergraduate Research Conference and went on to MSU Denver and served as Faculty Associate for Undergraduate Research for 4 years.
Dr. Randyl (Randi) D. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychology at MSU Denver. She was a co-founding director of the Center for Urban Connections and was instrumental in developing the Service Learning program for the university.
Dr. Pamela Ansburg is a Professor of Psychology and was one of the founding Faculty Associates for the Undergraduate Research Program. It was her vision and leadership that defined the program.
Applied Learning Center Awards
Each year we honor people who have contributed to the success of MSU Denver students through the work of the Applied Learning Center. This year we joined the RoadRunners Who Soar event on April 8, 2019 to honor a leader in undergraduate research.
Undergraduate Research Leadership Award - MSU Denver faculty members who have influenced undergraduate research through research and leadership activities.