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 of Instructional and Professional Development. Nomination process


Award Recipients



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




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



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



UW-Milwaukee Professor Craig Berg

Craig Berg

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, UW-Milwaukee

UW-Green Bay Professor Regan A.R. Gurung

Regan A.R. Gurung

Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology, UW-Green Bay

Regent Manydeeds with UW-Green Bay Professional Program in Education

Professional Program in Education, UW-Green Bay



UW-Oshkosh Professor Jennifer Szydlik

Jennifer Szydlik

Professor of Mathematics, UW-Oshkosh

UW-Eau Claire Professor Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UW-Eau Claire

UW-Platteville Professor Jeffrey Huebschman

(above) Professor Jeffrey Huebschman

(right) UW-Platteville Department of Biology with Regent Vásquez


Department of Biology, UW-Platteville

Regent Vásquez with UW-Platteville Department of Biology