F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award

Two recipients are selected annually for the F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award. The $5,000 award is given to recognize and celebrate outstanding teaching by UNR faculty members. Surprise announcements and award check presentations are made to faculty winners during a regularly scheduled class of the faculty member in late March or early April if at all possible. Recipients also receive a plaque and recognition at the annual Honor the Best Ceremony in May. In addition, each winner's name is inscribed on an engraved pillar with prior years' winners in the University's Honor Court.

  • Eligibility: Must be an academic faculty member with regular teaching duties in the spring semester of the year of nomination.
  • Nomination & Selection Process: Nominations are solicited from deans early in the fall semester each year. Supporting materials are submitted by the nominee to the Distinguished Teacher Committee. Committee members visit each nominee's classroom while class is in session.

Previous Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Awards:


2018

Shannon Richard, Nursing
Dianna Townsend, Education

2017

Patricia Ellison, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Tamara Scronce, Art

2016

Sarah Cummings, Chemistry
Donald Hardy, English

2015

Linda Curcio, History
Lynda Wiest, Education

2014

Candice Bauer, Engineering
Dana Edberg, Accounting & Information Systems

2013

Kristen Clements-Nolle, School of Community Health Sciences

2012

Susan Ervin, Orvis School of Nursing

2011

Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science & Engineering

2010

Eric Rasmussen, English

2009

David Ake, Music and Dance

2008

Steven G. Wesnousky, Geological Sciences and Engineering

2007

Jennifer Hill, English

2006

Scott Mensing, Geography

2005

Frederick Harris, Computer Science and Engineering

2004

Michael P. Branch, English

2003

Eric L. Wang, Mechanical Engineering

2002

Christine O. Cheney, Curriculum & Instruction

2001

Paul F. Starrs, Geography

2000

Cheryll A. Glotfelty, English

1999

Hugh L. Shapiro, History

1998

Dale W. Holcombe, Veterinary Medicine

1997

Gary Norris, Civil Engineering

1996

John H. Frederick, Chemistry

1995

Gailmarie Pahmeier-Henry, English
Indira Chatterjee, Electrical Engineering

1994

Gary Hausladen, Geography

1993

James Carr, Geological Sciences

1992

Anne Howard, English
Margaret McIntosh, Curriculum & Instruction

1991

Phillip Boardman, English
Harold LeMay, Chemistry

1990

Carol Olmstead, Mathematics

1989

James McCormick, Art

1988

Christopher Exline, Geography
David Hettich, English

1987

Dana Davis, Curriculum & Instruction, Office of the Provost

1986

David Ehrke, Music

1985

Edward Zane, Accounting & Computer Information Systems

1984

Billy "B.J." Fuller, Accounting & Computer Information Systems

1983

Donald Pfaff, Mathematics

1982

Donald W. Winne, Managerial Sciences

1981

Kenneth C. Kemp, Chemistry

1980

Fred "Fritz" A. Ryser, Biology

1979

Richard A. Curry, Foreign Languages & Literatures

1978

Larry J. Larsen, Economics

1977

Alan Gubanich, Biology

1976

Elwood Miller, Agriculture

1975

Rosella Linskie, Curriculum & Instruction

1974

Richard Burkhart, Chemistry

1973

F. Donald Tibbitts, Biology