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Vote: Award-winning teachers

UW-Green Bay has presented a Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching annually since 1975. The distinguished list of honorees (nominated and selected over the years by their peers) is by no means complete, but is as good a starting point as any for an informal poll inviting your input on favorite faculty over the years.

“Vote” for a maximum of three.  And please share other names in the comment section below if there are others — personal favorites, talented researchers or individuals with relatively brief UWGB teaching careers who nonetheless made an impact — whom you believe deserve special mention.

Vote: Award-winning teachers

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79 thoughts on “Vote: Award-winning teachers

  1. Marian

    The profs who displayed genuine interest in their students (in my experience) were Don Larmouth, Phil Thompson, Dick Bruland among others. They took the time to get to know their students and suggest possible projects, etc. They had extensive knowledge of the fields of information and research.

  2. Ben

    You’re missing so many great teachers!

    Katia Levintova
    Hye-Kyung Kim
    Mike Wreen
    Mike Kraft
    Scott Furlong
    Laurel Phoenix
    John Luzcaj
    Kevin Kain
    Ganga Nair
    Peter Kellogg
    Andrew Austin
    Ann (Deprey) Larscheid
    Mike Stearney
    Brian Sutton
    Linda Toonen

  3. Jim Salkowski

    Paul Sager and Jim Wiersma were the most influential professors in my career at UWGB.

  4. Tal McMahon

    Where are the Music and Art Profs
    Lovel Ives,
    Art Cors,
    and David Damkoehler

    Poorly made survey, poor ly contrived web page…..seems like just click bait to harvest email addresses

    1. Kimberly Vlies Post author

      Thank you for your reply. This distinguished list of honorees received the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching though the years. Unfortunately it only serves as a starting point for honoring the fantastic faculty and excellent teachers that have graced the halls of UW-Green Bay, including those you have mentioned. With regards to requiring e-mail addresses, we are doing so in accordance with our privacy policy, and require e-mail addresses to help us to follow up individually if needed and ensure authenticity of posts. (UWGB Privacy Policy , UWGB Alumni Privacy Policy)

  5. Claire

    Dr. Greenberg, Dr. Havens, Dr. Galt. Without question all three had a major impact on who I am today.

  6. Dan Keegan

    I’m certain this is a list of excellent professors. However David Damkoehler is sorely missing. He was, and is to this day, inspirational, brilliant, and an exceptional human being.

  7. Mindy

    So many great faculty, but since I can only pick 3 I’ll choose:
    Cheryl Grosso
    Sarah Detweiler
    Toni Damkoehler

  8. Kin

    Ganga Nair…great person to work with, expected the best of his students, treated everyone with respect.

  9. Jan Malchow

    Drs. Wava Haney, Orville Clark, Robert Mendelsohn and Estella Lauter were some of my favorites.

  10. Jorge Tirado

    Harvey Kaye was amazing! I’m surprised he never received this award given his years at UWGB, his fame as a teacher, and his accomplishments with what he has published.

  11. Chris Berg

    Prof Ganga Nair- Conservation of natural resources, plant/forest pathology, mycology. He never accepted anything below A work from me and pushed me to limits I never knew I could acheive, Definitely still have all my notes from his classes and definitely miss the man.

  12. Christopher Sampson

    Hello. As clarification in response to the questions being raised here… We limited the “ballot” to just a few dozen names for space reasons, not wanting people to have to scroll through 100 names or more. We somewhat arbitrarily agreed that the all-time list of annual Founders Award for Teaching honorees would make a sensible place to start. It’s just a reality of the Founders selection process that some of our alumni’s favorite, most effective instructors just didn’t happen to win that particular award during their tenure here. (Many of the names shared in the comments, however, won Founders Awards in other categories such as research or community outreach, some earning multiple awards.)

    We expected to get plenty of “write-in” votes and we are, and sincerely hope the Comment section makes up for any shortcomings in the limited selections on the “ballot.” No slights were intended.
    — Chris Sampson, director of communication for UW-Green Bay

  13. Dan Rathbun

    There are some great teachers missing from this list–Ron Baba, Tom Bender, David Damkoehler, for example.

  14. Dan Flannery

    Dean O’Brien made a huge difference in my life and my career. So did Tom Churchill, who believed in my skills as a writer and a person.

  15. Jon

    Don Schultz.

    David Coury.

    two of the best teachers and Advisers Anyone could possibly ask for.

  16. Nathan Grossenbach

    No professors prepared their students for the real world more than James Loebl and Larry McGregor. There are too many stories about both of these Professors helping their students outside the classroom.

    1. Jesse Veeser

      I fully agree. Add on Steve Muzatko and James Doering as well. I learned the most form these four.

    1. Duane White

      Tim Meyer absolutely needs to be included in this list as well as a few others as well!

  17. Tyler Lorenz

    David Radosevich should be on this list. Best professor I had during my time at UWGB. Lucy Arendt was awesome. And Ken Knauf! Both Geimers too…. Man, so many good business professors.

  18. Anna Costello

    I would have liked to see David Damkoehler on this list. Most inspirational and open minded teacher ever!

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