Donald Quigley

Donald Quigley
Excellence in Teaching, 2017

Professor Donald Quigley taught in the forest technology program at the Thompson School of Applied Science for 39 years, teaching logging, dendrology, forest fire control, and wood products processing and mentoring hundreds of students. He carried out his responsibilities in spite of minor incidents like breaking his hip when his peavey hook slipped while he was working at the university sawmill.

What stands out from his career at UNH is the universal praise of his students. Quigley’s teaching evaluations are exceptional: “Simply the best”...“sad to hear that he is retiring, our school is losing a great teacher”...“notices who is investing effort in his class”…“his enthusiasm made me wish I chose a different major in order to take more of his classes”...“passionate and determined to help us see different opportunities in the industry, and reflect on our history.”

A colleague noted that one of Quigley’s great accomplishments was the many hours he spent raising money for the sawmill and other major equipment to make the forest technology program among the best equipped in the country.

Teaching nominations at the Thompson School come directly from students, and it is quite an honor to be recognized.

About This Award

Each year, the University selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given in each college and school, and University-wide awards recognize public service, research, teaching, and engagement.