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Published May 07, 2018
The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to 34 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: Advising, Career Services and Exploratory Studies, 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 120 nominations.
Recipients were honored at a reception last week in the Wyoming Union.
PIE Award recipients and their departments are:
-- Erin Abraham, honors.
-- Steve Bieber, mathematics and statistics.
-- Michele Bird, mathematics and statistics.
-- Maggie Bourque, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
-- Stephanie Brockmann, economics.
-- Scott Crawford, mathematics and statistics.
-- Laura De Lozier, modern and classical languages.
-- Kyle De Young, psychology.
-- William Downs, theatre and dance.
-- Tyler Fall, religious studies and honors.
-- Bart Geerts, atmospheric science.
-- Jennifer Geringer, School of Teacher Education.
-- Allison Gernant, English.
-- Rob Godby, economics.
-- Anne Grass, English.
-- Matt Gray, psychology.
-- Mary Hill, English.
-- Chip Kobulnicky, physics and astronomy.
-- Tim Nichols, sociology.
-- Matthew Painter, criminal justice and sociology.
-- Dianne Panozzo, honors.
-- Peter Parolin, English and honors.
-- Jon Prather, Life Sciences Program.
-- Bryan Raya, music.
-- Joseph Russo, education.
-- Meg Skinner, zoology and physiology, and honors.
-- Kari Strube, mechanical engineering.
-- Zach Taylor, School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies.
-- Jason Thompson, English.
-- Kenny Thompson, honors.
-- Linda Thunstrom, economics.
-- Richard Vercoe, geography.
-- Jim Verley, physics and astronomy.
-- John Willford, molecular biology.