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Faculty Awards

During the 2006-2007 academic year, the university inaugurated a new awards program intended to recognize the excellent contributions that the faculty make to the life of the institution.  The award categories are:

  • Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time Faculty
  • Excellence in Teaching, Part-Time Faculty
  • Excellence in Experiential Education
  • Excellence in Research/Creative Activity
  • Excellence in Service
  • Excellence in Student Advising
  • Excellence in Academic Support by a UNH Staff Member

Each of these awards carries a cash prize of $1,000 along with a commemorative plaque and is bestowed at a dinner event to which all faculty are invited at the end of the spring term. At that event, all official nominees and awardees are recognized.

The award selection committees include a faculty member from each college; the committee for the teaching and experiential education, advising and service awards also include one undergraduate and one graduate student.

2014 Faculty Excellence Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching with Technology:

Pauline Schwartz
Professor Chemistry & Chemical Engineering


Excellence in Advising:

Dennis McGough
Distinguished Lecturer, Industrial Organizational Psychology


Excellence in Experiential Education:

Amanda Bozack
Assistant Professor of Education


Excellence in Teaching, Part-Time Faculty:

Sam Thillaikumaran
Computer Science


Excellence in Research and Creative Activity:

Cecilia Mandrile
Lecturer, Art and Design


Excellence in Service by Faculty:

Michael Collura
Professor and Program Coordinator, Chemical Engineering


Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time Faculty:

Chuck Vigue
Professor Biology and Environmental Science


Last Lecturer:

Timothy Palmbach
Chair and Associate Professor Forensic Science