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Each year, MSU Denver recognizes those exceptional faculty for their work in teaching, service, advising, scholarship, and other areas where they add value for our Denver and campus communities as well as for our students.
Looking for more? Check out the Roadrunners Who Soar Awards page.
Each year, the Chair Excellence Award recognizes one chair who has done demonstrated excellent leadership, curricular innovation, promotion of student success, and overall contribution towards achievement of the college/school and/or University mission in their role leading their academic department.
The nomination process commences near the end of each fall semester. Nominee information is then vetted by the Chair Excellence Selection Committee which selects one chair who is honored at MSU Denver’s annual Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony during the spring semester.
2022-23 Dr. Sheryl Zajdowicz, Biology
2021-22 Dr. Jessica-Rossi-Katz, Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
2019-20 Dr. Daniel Lair, Communication Studies
2018-19 Dr. Ford Lux, Biology
The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes one faculty member who demonstrates strong knowledge of institutional academic policies and procedures, uses advising technique(s) and approach(es) that embody the mission and vision of MSU Denver, participates in advising initiatives outside of advising appointments, and delivers success in student retention.
The nomination process commences near the end of each fall semester. Nominee information is then vetted by the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Selection Committee which selects one faculty member to be honored at MSU Denver’s annual Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony during the spring semester
2022-23 Dr. Krista Griffin, Elementary Education and Literacy
2021-22 Dr. Courtney Rocheleau, Psychological Sciences
2019-20 MB Krueger, Music
2018-19 Soj Sirivanchai, Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy; Lisa Ortiz, Journalism and Media Production; and Dr. Randi Brazeau, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences