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2022 PIE Award Winners pose in the Union Ballroom

Promoting Intellectual Engagement Award

LeaRN Program

Congratulations 2022 Award Recipients!


The Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award recognizes and honors instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry, and autonomy in first-year courses. Recipients of the PIE Award are nominated by freshmen and sophomore students in an on-line survey, and then selected by a committee based on thoughtfulness and volume of student nominations. Student's descriptions of nominees reveal the heart of excellence in lower-division instruction, courses that comprise the foundation of students' college experience and the crucial seed of intellectual self-awareness.

Recipients will be honored at a reception on Thursday, April 28th in Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. The PIE Award is co-sponsored by LeaRN, Ellbogen CTL, Residence Life & Dining, and Center for Advising and Career Services ACES.

  • Dan Auerbach, Criminal Justice & Sociology
  • Kyle Bares, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities WIND
  • Catherine Carrico, Psychology
  • Kent Drummond, English
  • Jesse Feddersen, Physics & Astronomy
  • Caroline Fleischauer, Visual Art/Creative Writing
  • Scott Freng, Psychology
  • Casey Frome, Management & Marketing
  • Matt Gray, Psychology
  • Janice Grover-Roosa, Libraries Education & Research Services
  • Matthew Henry, Honors College
  • Ben Herdt, Advising, Career & Explratory Studies ACES
  • John Hoberg, Chemistry
  • Lori Howe, Honors College
  • Catherine Johnson, LeaRN
  • Jennifer Kreiser, Accounting & Finance
  • Hosanna Krienke, LeaRN
  • Mark Lyford, Botany
  • Jorge Flores Armando Matute, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Andrew Meyer, English
  • Elizabeth Moore, Plant Sciences
  • Mark Person, Modern & Classical Languages
  • David Riedl, English
  • Joseph Russo, School of Teacher Education
  • K. Stoudt, Veterans Center
  • Seth Swanner, LeaRN
  • Rae Leigh Van Sandt, Veterinary Science
  • John Willford, WWAMI Medical Education Program
  • Kassandra Willingham, Molecular Biology


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