Regents' Teaching Award

The Nevada Regents’ Teaching Award is given annually to two faculty members with distinguished records of teaching. One award shall be granted annually to one full-time faculty member who is tenured or tenure-track or who provides instruction as their primary assignment at UNLV, UNR, or NSC, or to a DRI faculty member who provides instruction as part of their regular assignment. The second award shall be granted annually to one full-time non-tenured or non-tenure track faculty member who provides instruction as part of their primary assignment at UNLV, UNR, or NSC, or to a DRI faculty member who provides instruction as part of their regular assignment. Nominations can be made by any NSHE employee or student, using the published criteria for the award. Candidates must have at least five years of cumulative service in the NSHE by the date of nomination in order to be considered for the award. This is a prestigious award, and the winner receives a special medal and a check for $5,000. Nominations are made in early fall each year, with the winner being announced in early spring.

Nomination process

To nominate a faculty member, send a formal letter of nomination through the candidate's dean addressing how the candidate has accomplished a significant record of excellence in teaching that has brought recognition to the university.

Previous Regents' Teaching Award winners

Year Name Area
2019 Jennifer Hollander Biology
2016 Sarah Cummings Chemistry
2011 Eric Rasmussen English
2010 David Ake Music
2009 Eric Wang Mechanical Engineering
2007 Scott Mensing Geography
2006 Thomas Nickles Philosophy
2005 Scott Casper History
2004 Paul F. Starrs Geography
2003 Cheryl Glotfelty English
2002 Gary Hausladen Geography
2000 Philip Boardman English
1998 Eugene LeMay Chemistry
1997 Meggin McIntosh Excellence in Teaching Program