UNH Faculty Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Outreach

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Teaching, research and public service are the foundation of the University of New Hampshire, and 16 faculty members have been honored for excellence in these areas. Nominated by their colleagues and students, winners of the annual UNH "Excellence" awards represent every school and college within the university.

"Their dedication is essential to the success of the university in fulfilling its mission," said Provost David Hiley. "We commend the Excellence winners not only for their knowledge and their skills, but especially for their willingness to go the extra mile to meet the needs of their students, to support our research endeavors and outreach to the community." The following university-wide awards were announced this week:

  • Distinguished Professor: Jean Kennard, English.

  • Outstanding Associate Professor: Maureen Neistadt, occupational therapy.

  • Outstanding Assistant Professor: Cliff Brown, sociology.

  • Excellence in Research: Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology.

  • Excellence in Public Service: Sterling Tomellini, associate professor of chemistry.

  • Alumni Affairs Award for Excellence in Public Service: Thomas Fairchild, professor of animal science.

  • Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching: Ron Croce, professor of kinesiology.

  • Excellence in International Engagement: Garrett Crow, professor of plant biology.

The following individuals received awards of excellence in college teaching:

  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture: Kim Babbitt, assistant professor of ecology and natural resources.

  • Whittemore School of Business and Economics: Karen Conway, associate professor of economics.

  • College of Liberal Arts: Doug Lanier, associate professor of English; Peter Urquhart, associate professor of music; and Cliff Brown, assistant professor of sociology.

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences: Glenn Miller, assistant professor of chemistry.

  • UNH at Manchester: Jay Niesse, faculty-in-residence, assistant professor of chemistry.

  • School of Health and Human Services: Elizabeth Crepeau, associate professor of occupational therapy.

  • Thompson School of Applied Science: Matt Chagnon, associate professor of forest technology.
May 24, 2000

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