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BW professors recognized for excellence

Six faculty members are being recognized for achievements. Each award has a different focus, but the honorees share a dedication to learning and the personal growth of students.

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Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching

headshot of BW mathematics professor Dr. Melissa Denison

This award is the foremost recognition for outstanding classroom performance.

Dr. Melissa Dennison

Professor of Mathematics





Bechberger Award for Human Development

Headshot of BW professor Karyn Gentile

This award is given to a professor who has contributed in outstanding ways to the development and growth of students through leadership outside the classroom.

Karyn Gentile

Director of the Athletic Training Program and Associate Professor of Allied Health, Sport and Wellness





Gigax Faculty Scholarship Award

headshot of BW biology professor Dr. Michael Kovach

This award recognizes a faculty member who, through effective scholarship or creative endeavors, has enhanced the learning environment at BW.

Dr. Michael Kovach

Professor of Biology





Faculty Leadership in Study Abroad Award

headshot of BW business professor John Fuehrer

This award recognizes a faculty member who designs and teaches innovative and effective education abroad programs.

John Fuehrer

Associate Professor of Business





Excellence in Community Engagement Award

headshot of BW philosophy professor Dr. Kelly Coble

This award recognizes outstanding leadership and campus and community contributions of a professor who is advancing the BW mission of developing contributing and compassionate citizens through community-engaged teaching and learning.

Dr. Kelly Coble

Professor of Philosophy




Research and Sponsored Program Impact Award

headshot of BW professor and associate dean Dr. Jim McCargar

This new award is given to a faculty member who has contributed in outstanding ways through grant initiatives to enhance student learning and BW's reputation.

Dr. Jim McCargar

Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing

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