Faculty and staff are recognized for their exceptional work and years of service.
University of Minnesota System Awards
John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
This award serves to recognize and reward high-quality academic advising and the contribution it makes
in helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals.
The 2021 award goes to Victor Lai, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering, SCSE.
University of Minnesota Duluth Awards
Chancellor’s Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award
Faculty members who receive this award are honored for their excellence in research or creative activity, scholarly or artistic contributions to individual disciplines, and dedication to student research. This year’s recipients are Chongwon Park, professor, English, Linguistics Writing Studies, CLA and Justin Rubin, professor, Music, CLA.
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
This award recognizes faculty who have made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality and reflect UMD’s emphasis on high quality undergraduate and graduate education.This award honors faculty for innovative pedagogy, development of creative and critical thinking, student mentoring, commitment to liberal education, and leadership and impact within a department. This year’s recipient is Andrea Schokker, professor, Civil Engineering, SCSE.
Victor Lai, Chongwon Park, Justin Rubin, Andrea Schokker
Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award
This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values. This year's recipient is Paula Gudmundson, associate professor, Music, CLA.
2021 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
This award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their undergraduate students. This year’s recipient is David Short, associate professor, Art & Design, CLA.
2021 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Advisor Award.
2020 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Advisor Award. The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their graduate students. This year’s recipient is Rick LaCaille, professor, Psychology, CEHSP.
Paula Gudmundson, David Short, and Rick LaCaille
- Michele Larson, CLA
- Jodi Straka, Admissions
- Brett Taylor, ITSS
- David Worley, Student Life
- Library Archive Team - Northeastern MN Covid-19 Community Archive Project: Aimee Brown and Shana Aue
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff for their years of service.
Linda LeGarde Grover
Julie De Roche
Jolene Hyppa Martin
Clifford Martin III
Patrick Eidsmo Zacharia
Eustice Milagros Gómez
An all-campus award ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.