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College Honors Outstanding Teachers and Advisors

The College of Sciences honored many of its outstanding teachers and advisors during its Teaching and Advising Awards Event at Talley Student Union on March 27.

The event recognized nominees for College of Sciences and university-level teaching and advising awards.

College of Sciences Teaching Awards

LeRoy and Elva Martin Award
The Martin Award, which is given to assistant professors (either tenure track or professional track), recognizes outstanding contributions to the College of Sciences’ teaching mission. The award was created in 2001 by the late LeRoy Martin Jr., a longtime mathematics professor at NC State, to honor his parents, Elva and LeRoy Martin.

Sebastian Koenig, Physics
Christina Zakas, Biological Sciences
Elisabeth Brown, Mathematics
Emily Hector, Statistics

University Teaching Awards

Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology
The Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology is a teaching award created to honor the creative pedagogy of NC State’s faculty and their work in integrating new technologies into effective teaching strategies. 

Jason Flores, Jane Lubischer and Melissa Ramirez, Biological Sciences
Karen Daniels, Mary Elting, Lex Kemper, Sebastian Koenig, Vladimir Skokov, Albert Young, Physics

Outstanding Teacher Award
The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes excellence in teaching at all levels. Faculty must be recognized as an Outstanding Teacher before they can be eligible to be nominated for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching or the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award.

Lisa Falk, MEAS
Emily Griffith, Statistics
Caiti Heil, Biological Sciences
Marion Martin, Chemistry
Bevin Maultsby, Mathematics
Hong Wang, Physics

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
This award is supported by the NC State Alumni Association and is coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office for Faculty Excellence. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate teaching awards at NC State.

Jeremy Feducia, Chemistry
John Meitzen, Biological Sciences
Ghada Rabah, Chemistry

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor Award
The Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship recognizes outstanding graduate-level teaching, mentoring and service at NC State.

Reza Ghiladi, Chemistry
Ralph Smith, Mathematics

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is the most prestigious award for exceptional teaching given to full-time professional track faculty at NC State.

Molly Fenn, Mathematics
Herle McGowan, Statistics
Kay Sandberg, Chemistry

Advising Awards

Advisor Development Institute Certificate
This professional development program is designed specifically for advisors. Recipients have completed several workshops related to technology and policy, advisee communication and holistic advising, career identity and resources, and inclusive advising.

Victoria Lo, Life Sciences First Year Program
Molly Malito, Life Sciences First Year Program
John Meitzen, Biological Sciences
Mary Parker, Biological Sciences
Stepan Paul, Mathematics
Natalie Trebilcock, Life Sciences First Year Program
Vince Sisneros, Life Sciences First Year Program

New Advisor Award
The New Advisor Award is given in recognition of a primary role advisor who has been an advisor at all institutions served for fewer than three calendar years and for whom direct delivery of advising to students comprises 50% or more of their responsibilities.

Molly Malito, Life Sciences First Year Program

NACADA Regional Award
The NACADA Regional Awards recognize excellence in advising at higher learning institutions in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Erica Kosal, Life Sciences First Year Program, Excellence in Advising award in the Advising Administrator Category

Additional Honorees

College of Sciences Faculty Diversity Professional Development Award 
The Faculty Diversity Professional Development Award was created by a private gift to the college to support professional development opportunities for mid- and early-career faculty members from underrepresented groups, as well as any mid- and early-career faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity among students and fellow faculty members.

Marion Martin, Chemistry

DELTA Faculty Fellow
DELTA created the Faculty Fellows Program to promote faculty learning from colleagues. DELTA collaborates with determined and student-success focused instructors to create content that will assist their peers in creating courses that are pedagogically innovative. In addition, they assist their colleagues in being effective teaching and learning practitioners.

Miriam Ferzli, Biological Sciences (2022-24 cohort)

This post was originally published in College of Sciences News.