2022 PIE award recipients

Promoting Intellectual Engagement Award

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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