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UW Selects Top First-Year Course Instructors

April 18, 2022

Twenty-nine University of Wyoming instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses are this year’s Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award recipients.

PIE Award recipients were nominated online by first- and second-year students, and then they were selected by a committee based on the number of nominations and students’ comments. The committee reviewed more than 200 nominations.

Several programs within the Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs sponsor the PIE Award: Advising, Career and Exploratory Studies; the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning; the LeaRN Program; and Residence Life and Dining Services.

Each PIE Award recipient will receive a pie from Residence Life and Dining Services, and five-time recipients each will receive a personalized pie plate. All recipients will be recognized at a reception from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. The reception is open to faculty, staff and students.

PIE Award recipients, listed by their programs, departments, schools or colleges, are:

-- Dan Auerbach, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology.

-- Kyle Bares, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

-- Catherine Carrico, Department of Psychology.

-- Kent Drummond, Department of English.

-- Jesse Feddersen, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

-- Caroline Fleischauer, Creative Writing Program.

-- Scott Freng, Department of Psychology.

-- Casey Frome, Department of Management and Marketing.

-- Matt Gray, Department of Psychology.

-- Janice Grover-Roosa, Honors College, and Libraries Education and Research Services.

-- Matthew Henry, Honors College.

-- Ben Herdt, Advising, Career and Exploratory Studies.

-- John Hoberg, Department of Chemistry.

-- Lori Howe, Honors College.

-- Catherine Johnson, LeaRN Program and Department of English.

-- Jennifer Kreiser, Department of Accounting and Finance.

-- Hosanna Krienke, Honors College and LeaRN Program.

-- Mark Lyford, Department of Botany.

-- Jorge Flores Matute, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

-- Elizabeth Moore, Department of Plant Sciences.

-- Andrew Meyer, Department of English.

-- Mark Person, Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

-- David Riedl, Department of English.

-- Joseph Russo, School of Teacher Education.

-- Thomas “T.K.” Stoudt, Veterans Services Center.

-- Seth Swanner, LearRN Program and Department of English.

-- Rae Van Sandt, Department of Veterinary Sciences.

-- John Willford, WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Medical Education Program.

-- Kassandra Willingham, Department of Molecular Biology.

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