On behalf of the University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, we are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the 2023 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards. These awards promote the faculty’s continued commitment to teaching and scholarship. The 2023 recipients are:
TEACHING EXCELLENCE: EARLY CAREER
- CRAIG CALVERT, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN RESIDENCE/DIRECTOR – OPERATIONS & INFORMATION MANGEMENT
- CATHERINE MATASSA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – MARINE SCIENCES
- SUDHA SRINIVASAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – KINESIOLOGY
TEACHING EXCELLENCE: CAREER
- XINNIAN CHEN, PROFESSOR IN RESIDENCE – PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY
- LAURA K. M. DONORFIO, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCES
- LISA HOLLE, CLINICAL PROFESSOR – PHARMACY PRACTICE
- KRISTINE NOWAK, PROFESSOR – COMMUNICATION
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH & CREATIVITY: EARLY CAREER
- LINNAEA OSTROFF, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY
- YI ZHANG, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
- JUNBO ZHAO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH & CREATIVITY: CAREER
- AKIKO NISHIYAMA, DEPARTMENT HEAD & PROFESSOR – PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY
- REBECCA PUHL, PROFESSOR – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCES
- JOHN CHANDY, DEPARTMENT HEAD & PROFESSOR – ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
- STEVEN ZINN, PROFESSOR – ANIMAL SCIENCE
This year, as in the past, the UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee was faced with a set of choices which were excellent in so many ways. The award recipients are extended sincere congratulations and deep appreciation from their colleagues and students for such outstanding work.
A virtual ZOOM ceremony is planned on Monday, April 24th, at 12 noon. Any and all who wish to attend are welcome. Please RSVP to BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org to receive the ZOOM link.
The recognition of faculty teaching, research, and service excellence through UConn-AAUP awards began in 1997. The intention of the awards is to showcase academic excellence at UConn.
Jeffrey Ogbar, President
Michael Bailey, Executive Director