Underkofler Award

Seventeen faculty members from the School of Arts and Sciences have been honored with the prestigious James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award since its inception in 1991.

About the Award

Each year, one undergraduate faculty member is selected to receive a $1000 award by a committee made up of students, faculty and board members of Edgewood College.

This prestigious gift is funded by the Alliant Energy Foundation Endowment and is coordinated by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).

Nomination Process

Individual  faculty members, departments, and student organizations submit nominations of full-time faculty members whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award.

Selection of candidates reflects the college's mission, purpose and commitment to provide the very best undergraduate education through professional and dedicated teachers.

Recipients

  • headshot placeholder 2013—Janice Havlena
    Art
  • Steven Davis 2012—Steven Davis
    Social Science
  • Kelley Grorud 2011—Kelley Grorud
    Biology
  • John Fields 2010—John Fields
    Philosophy
  • Andrew Witt 2009—Andrew Witt
    History
  • Melanie Herzog 2006—Melanie Herzog
    Art
  • Jay Hatheway 2004—Jay Hatheway
    History
  • Joan Schilling 2003—Joan Schilling
    Psychology
  • Vincent Kavaloski 2002—Vincent Kavaloski Philosophy
  • John Leonard 2000—John Leonard
    Religious Studies
  • Robert Tarrell 1999—Robert Tarrell
    Art
  • Cynthia Rolling 1998—Cynthia Rolling
    Social Science
  • Sr. Mary Paynter, O.P. 1997—Sr. Mary Paynter, O.P.
    English
  • James Lorman 1995—James Lorman
    Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics
  • Charlotte Meyer 1994—Charlotte Meyer
    English
  • headshot placeholder 1992—Jewell Fitzgerald
    Communication Arts
  • headshot placeholder 1991—Barbara Beetem
    English
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