Two $5,000 awards are given to faculty and academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching. In addition, one $5,000 award is given to an academic department, program or other academic unit which demonstrates exceptional commitment to and effectiveness in teaching. The Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

2017

Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers (April 3, 2017, news release)

Board of Regents honors outstanding UW System teachers (April 7, 2017, news summary)

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Recipients of the 2017 Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, with members of the Board of Regents selection committee, as well as Regent President Millner and UW System President Cross.

Recipients of the 2017 Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, with members of the Board of Regents selection committee, as well as Regent President Millner and UW System President Cross. (from left) President Cross, Regent Langnes, Regent Farrow, Dr. Onan, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Hauer, Regent President Millner, Regent Evers, and Regent Mueller

(from left) Regent President Regina Millner, Dr. Richard J. Hauer, and Regent Janice Mueller

(from left) Regent President Regina Millner, Dr. Richard J. Hauer, and Regent Janice Mueller

Richard J. Hauer

Professor, College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point


(from left) Regent President Regina Millner, Dr. Cassandra Phillips, and Regent Tony Evers

(from left) Regent President Regina Millner, Dr. Cassandra Phillips, and Regent Tony Evers

Cassandra Phillips

Professor, Department of English, UW-Waukesha, UW Colleges


(from left) Regent President Regina Millner, Dr. Gary Onan (department chair), and Regent James Langnes

Department of Animal and Food Science, UW-River Falls

Award accepted by Department Chair Gary Onan

2016

Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers (June 2, 2016, news release)

Regents bestow UW System’s highest honors for teaching excellence (June 10 news summary)

(from left) President Ray Cross, Dr. Susan Huss-Lederman, Dr. William Mode, Dr. Brenda R. O’Beirne, Regent President Regina Millner, and Regent Janice Mueller

(from left) Regent Margaret Farrow, Dr. William Mode, and Regent President Regina Millner

William N. Mode

Professor, Department of Geology, UW-Oshkosh


(from left) Regent Michael M. Grebe, Dr. Susan Huss-Lederman, and Regent President Regina Millner

Susan Huss-Lederman

Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater


(from left) Regent James Langnes, Dr. Brenda O'Beirne, and Regent President Regina Millner

Department of Counselor Education, UW-Whitewater

Award accepted by Department Chair Brenda O’Beirne

2015

Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers (March 24, 2015, news release)

Regents salute System’s outstanding teachers (April 10, 2015, news summary)

Dr. Gregory S. Aldrete, Professor of History, UW-Green Bay

Gregory S. Aldrete

Professor, Department of History, UW-Green Bay


Photo of Dr. Shubhangi Stalder, Professor of Mathematics, UW-Waukesha

Shubhangi Stalder

Professor, Department of Mathematics, UW-Waukesha


Photo of Dr. Rebecca Ledocq, Chair of the UW-La Crosse Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, UW-La Crosse

Award accepted by Dr. Rebecca (Becky) LeDocq, department chair

2014

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Clifton Ganyard

Clifton Ganyard

Associate Professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, UW-Green Bay


UW-Platteville Professor Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW‑Platteville


UW-River Falls Professor Mark Bergland

Department of Biology, UW-River Falls

Award accepted by Professor Mark Bergland, department chair

2013

Christopher Coe

Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison


UW-Parkside Associate Professor Peggy James

Peggy James

Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Law, UW-Parkside


UW-La Crosse Professor David Howard

Department of Biology, UW-La Crosse

Award accepted by Professor David Howard, department chair

2012

UW-Milwaukee Professor of Architecture Don Hanlon

Don Hanlon

Professor of Architecture, UW-Milwaukee


UW-La Crosse Associate Professor Jennifer Kosiak

Jennifer Kosiak

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, UW-La Crosse


First Year Interest Groups

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) Program, UW-Madison