‘Faculty Awards’ Category

Chris Gilbert, 2017 Faculty Service Award Winner, Political Science Department

Chris Gilbert was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

Pamela Kittelson, 2017 Carlson Award Winner, Biology Department

Pamela Kittelson Every year, former recipients of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching meet to review the new crop of nominations. In 2016, those former recipients established several criteria that they would look for in the nominees. This year’s recipient has garnered praise from students and colleagues in all of those areas, and […]

Eric Elias, 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence Winner, Biology Department

Eric Elias was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning.

Jill Locke, 2017 Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award, Political Science Department

Jill Locke Jill Locke was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award. Presented each year at Honors Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly achievements.

Lisa Heldke, 2016 Faculty Service Award Winner, Philosophy Department

Lisa Heldke was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

Eric Carlson, 2016 Carlson Award Winner, History Department

Eric Carlson It is my great honor to introduce this year’s Carlson winner…since good teaching requires good students, I am going to read some quotes students have written about this outstanding teacher. One student wrote: “His investment in education for himself and his students shows through his enthusiasm in and out of the classroom and […]

David Obermiller, 2015 Carlson Award Winner, History Department

David Obermiller The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Gustavus faculty member. Nominations are accepted from students, faculty, and staff, which document examples of the faculty member’s excellence in the classroom, enthusiasm for teaching and advising, and the use of particularly innovative or collaborative […]

Matthew Panciera, 2014 Carlson Award Winner, Classics Department

Matthew Panciera Each year at commencement a faculty member is honored with the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching in recognition of his or her exceptional skill and effectiveness as an instructor. The 2014 recipient is Matt Panciera, PhD, associate professor of classics at Gustavus. Professor Panciera “makes Gustavus a special place, where students […]

Rebecca Fremo, 2013 Carlson Award Winner, English Department

Rebecca Fremo Each year at commencement a faculty member is honored with the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching in recognition of his or her exceptional skill and effectiveness as an instructor. The 2013 recipient is Rebecca Taylor Fremo, associate professor and chair of the English Department at Gustavus. Fremo received her bachelor’s and […]

Alisa Rosenthal, 2012 Carlson Award Winner, Political Science Department

Alisa Rosenthal Horace Mann, the father of modern public education in America, once said, “A teacher—who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn—is hammering on cold iron.” The 2012 Edgar Carlson Award winner knows NOTHING about hammering on cold iron, as evidenced by the following statements from students: “This […]