I am pleased to present to you this year's Faculty Excellence award winners. In the following pages, you will meet those members of our accomplished faculty who have distinguished themselves in their disciplines and in their work at the University of New Hampshire, as well as in state, national, and international venues.
This year's recipients reflect the full spectrum of the UNH mission, from superior teaching and mentoring to leading-edge inquiry and creative work. Their faculty peers have chosen them for this award based on their excellence in classrooms, studios, performing arts centers, laboratories, community and corporate settings, and learned societies.
Many of these award winners are working to address our world's most pressing issues, such as global warming, elder abuse, and literacy. The manifestations of their scholarship are highly diverse—a national television interview, a nautical chart, a musical composition—but they all share one thing: a commitment to scholarship that reflects the highest disciplinary and academic standards. Whether shaping the world’s future teachers, molding the next generation of engineers or social workers, or helping young artists define their voices, these faculty members illustrate why they are among this University's most valuable citizens.
In this book you will begin to see how the same fire that fuels their passion in the classroom also ignites their lives outside UNH. Among the dynamic cohort is a horse breeder, kayaker, cricket player, and epicurean. They are all avid readers. As you turn the pages, you’ll find out what they are reading, what books have impacted their lives, and what they think you should read. You will probably be inspired to add a few books to your own reading list. I certainly was.
Bruce L. Mallory,
Provost and Executive Vice President