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25 faculty members recognized for positive impact on students

The University of Toledo is home to hundreds of excellent, award-winning faculty members, but a new grouping of 25 are being recognized for going above and beyond by the most important constituents of all: their students.

The 2012 winners of the Student Impact Awards have been selected based on personal nominations highlighting ways they have positively influenced students through enthusiasm, knowledge, dedication and creativity.

“It was inspiring and refreshing to read the nominations about the great faculty members we have at The University of Toledo,” said Paulette Bongratz, Student Government president. “These individuals make our education life-changing.”

In all, 152 faculty members were nominated via 200 submissions. The winners are:

• Dr. Page Armstrong, lecturer, Honors College;

• Michael Bartell, instructor, Department of Communication, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Dr. Stephen Christman, professor, Department of Psychology, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Larry Cook, associate lecturer, Department of Economics, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Beth Eisler, professor, College of Law;

• Dr. Norma Flores, instructor, History Department, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Mike Hiser, senior lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Karen Hoblet, assistant professor, College of Nursing;

• Robert Imbur, associate lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Don Isenhath, instructor, Department of Marketing, College of Business and Innovation;

• Dr. Jackie Layng, professor, Department of Communication, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Dr. Glenn Lipscomb, professor and chair, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering;

• Dr. Willie McKether, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Barbara Miner, associate professor, Department of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts;

• Kelly Moore, associate professor, College of Law;

• Dr. Vivian Moynihan, assistant professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Medicine and Life Sciences;

• Amy O’Donnell, associate lecturer, Department of Management, College of Business and Innovation;

• Dr. Brian Patrick, professor, Department of Communication, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Dr. Steven Peseckis, associate professor, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;

• Lee A. Pizzimenti, associate dean for student affairs and professor, College of Law;

• Susan Rowe-Finley, assistant director, Engineering Career Development Center, College of Engineering;

• Dr. Snejana Slantcheva-Durst, assistant professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service;

• Oleg Smirnov, associate professor, Department of Economics, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences;

• Dr. Jerry Van Hoy, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; co-director, Law and Social Thought Program; director, Master of Liberal Studies Program, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences; and

• Cheryl Wessel, associate lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences.

“These are outstanding faculty, who have proven in the most substantive way that they understand how to live out our university-wide commitment to student centeredness,” President Lloyd Jacobs said. “Each is an exemplar and there is no greater validation of this fact than to hear it from a student.”

One Response to “25 faculty members recognized for positive impact on students”

  1. Ereck Wheeler Says:

    Wow! Congratulations Professor Mike Bartell on your recent Student Impact Award. Again, your dedication toward student learning and excellence is recognized and rewarded. This award truly represents all of your hard work and dedication (over 35 years) you have given to Toledo’s youth and inspiring professionals.

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