2023 PIE Award Winners

Promoting Intellectual Engagement Award

LeaRN Program

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 Wednesday, April 26th 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.

2023 Awardees

  • Kaitlin Arndt, Visual & Performing Arts
  • Dan Auerbach, Criminal Justice & Sociology
  • Aysenur Bicer, Physics & Astronomy
  • Grant Bowman, Molecular Biology
  • Laura De Lozier, Modern & Classical Languages
  • Ken Dueker, Geology & Geophysics
  • Tawfik Elshehabi, Energy & Petroleum Engineering
  • Mimi Fenton, Honors College
  • Scott Freng, Psychology
  • Casey Frome, Management & Marketing
  • Shawn Griffiths, Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management
  • Ian Hammontree, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
  • Lori Howe, Honors College
  • Shelby Hutson, LeaRN/English
  • Christina Knox, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Ginka Kubelka, Chemistry
  • Alison Looby, Psychology
  • Peyton Lunzer, LeaRN/Honors
  • Graham Marema, Visual & Performing Arts
  • Benjamin Markley, Music
  • Christopher North, Botany
  • Mark Person, Modern & Classical Languages
  • Tiger Robison, Music
  • Joseph Russo, School of Teacher Education
  • Joseph Schroer, School of Teacher Education
  • Ken Sims, Geology & Geophysics
  • Mitzi Stewart, Communication & Journalism
  • Seth Swanner, LeaRN/English
  • Jennifer Turpen, Music
  • Harry Whitlock, English/Libraries Education & Research Services
  • Hannah Young, Communication Disorders
  • Yan Zhang, Modern & Classical Languages