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College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Awards

The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences awards recognize faculty and staff who have demonstrated excellence in their roles and contributions to MSU Denver. Winners are recognized during the CLAS Faculty and Staff Appreciation and Award Ceremony, receive an award certificate and a monetary award incentive.

 

CLAS Faculty Excellence Awards

Winners represent faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and educating MSU Denver students, outstanding service to the University and have made notable contributions to research and scholarship in their area of expertise. 

  • Excellence in Teaching: Lecturers/Affiliate Faculty
  • Excellence in Teaching: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty
  • Excellence in Research: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty
  • Excellence in Service: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty 

 

CLAS Outstanding Staff Awards

Winners represent those who have shown excellence in their positions, have made outstanding contributions that benefit students, staff, faculty and the college and exhibit a strong commitment to the University.  

  • Outstanding Staff Member Award

 

CLAS Deans Awards

Winners represent those who have received the highest honor and distinction for CLAS.

  • Advisor of the Year
  • Staff Member of the Year
  • Faculty Member of the Year
  • Chair/Director of the Year
  • Department of the Year

CLAS Faculty Excellence Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching: Lecturers/Affiliate Faculty

  • Dr. Alycia Palmer, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Javier Flores, Painting & Studio Foundations 2D, Department of Art

 

Excellence in Teaching: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty

  • Leslie Boyd, Assistant Professor & Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing Area Coordinator, Department of Art
  • MB Krueger, Professor & Director of Choral Activities, Department of Music

 

Excellence in Service: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty

  • Dr. Cynthia Kuhn, Professor, Department of English
  • Dr. Sheila Rucki, Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Marin Abell, Assistant Professor & Sculpture Area Coordinator, Department of Art

 

Excellence in Research: Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty

  • Dr. David Weiden, Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Jade Hoyer, Assistant Professor & Printmaking Area Coordinator, Department of Art

 

CLAS Outstanding Staff Award Winners

Outstanding Staff Member Award

  • Angela Rodriguez, Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist
  • Chandra Gregg, Scene Shop Manager, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Dr. Josh McGrath, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

 

CLAS Deans Award Winners

Advisor of the Year

  • Jennifer Kilian, Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist

 

Staff Member of the Year

  • Bob Mager, Budget Analyst, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Deans Office

 

Faculty Member of the Year

  • Dr. April Hill, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Chair/Director of the Year

  • Dr. Andrew Bonham, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Department of the Year

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nominations for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 2021 Faculty Excellence, Outstanding Staff and Deans awards are closed. Please read the CLAS Award Categories and Descriptions document for future nomination(s).


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