It is an honor to introduce you to the recipients of the 2005 Faculty Excellence awards. In these pages you will discover who the people are that make UNH such an outstanding public research university. Whether they are philosophers, engineers, foresters, historians, ecologists, chemists, or Latinists, this year’s winners exemplify the qualities that all our faculty strive for—intellectual brilliance, compassionate commitment to teaching and learning, and a deep ethic of public service.
When their peers or students describe the Faculty Excellence recipients, they emphasize the faculty’s dedication to both classroom instruction and the highest levels of scholarship. Whether an award was granted for outstanding teaching, research, creativity, or public service, all these faculty embody the UNH vision—a place where the best attributes of the New England liberal arts college combine with the sophistication and opportunity found in a comprehensive research university.
I encourage you to get to know these talented scholars. Their contributions to the state and nation are remarkable. Their work gives meaning to the term Excellence.
Bruce L. Mallory,
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs