Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

UW’s Top First-Year Course Instructors Honored

April 17, 2017

The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to 38 instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

The PIE Award recognizes faculty members who inspire students intellectually in first-year courses. It is sponsored by several programs within the Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs: the Center for Advising and Career Services, the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, the LeaRN Program, and Residence Life and Dining Services.

PIE Award recipients were nominated online by first- and second-year students, and then selected by a committee based on the number of nominations and students’ comments. The committee reviewed more than 240 nominations.

Recipients will be honored at a reception May 2 in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom. 

PIE Award recipients and their departments are:

-- Erin Abraham, University Honors Program.

-- Jordan Ash, STEP tutoring and supplemental instruction.

-- Brian Barber, Biodiversity Institute.

-- Carla Beckett, chemistry.

-- Michelle Bird, statistics.

-- Joshua Clapp, psychology.

-- Scott Crawford, statistics.

-- James Creel, English.

-- George Daniels, mathematics.

-- Tim Etzkorn, University Honors Program and Synergy.

-- Tyler Fall, religious studies.

-- Scott Freng, psychology.

-- Susanna Goodin, philosophy.

-- Patricia Goodson, chemistry.

-- Monia Haselhorst, College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

-- John Hoberg, chemistry.

-- Ryan Kobbe, civil and architectural engineering.

-- Chip Kobulnicky, physics and astronomy.

-- Leonard Lutz, engineering and applied science.

-- Nina McConigley, University Honors Program.

-- Nicky Michael, American Indian studies.

-- Adam Myers, physics and astronomy.

-- Shiri Noy, sociology.

-- Diane Panozzo, University Honors Program.

-- Paul Pellissier, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

-- Eric Quade, mathematics.

-- Kristen Rigoni, Center for Advising and Career Services.

-- John Ritten, agricultural and applied economics.

-- Doug Russell, art.

-- Jeffry Seldon, mathematics.

-- Shelby Sweeney-Hutson, English.

-- Kenny Thompson, University Honors Program and Synergy.

-- Richard Vercoe, geography.

-- J.D. Wagner, English.

-- Naomi Ward, molecular biology.

-- John Willford, molecular biology.

-- Anna Zajacova, sociology.

-- Yan Zhang, modern and classical languages.

Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137


Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929


Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon