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The Dean's Faculty Award Program recognizes superior faculty performance in each of the three traditional areas of academic responsibility: teaching, research and service. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies also recognizes performance in a fourth category, student support. The College of Education and Human Services recognizes faculty for performances in leadership and collaboration. All full-time faculty holding a board-approved appointment in the University are eligible for the awards.
2012-13 Dean's Award Recipients
Booth College of Business and Professional Studies
|Teaching||Dr. Casey Abington||Business|
|Research||Dr. Janet Marta||Business|
|Service||Dr. John Pluskota||Communication and Mass Media|
|Service||Dr. Michael Rogers||Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Systems|
|Student Support||Dr. Deb Toomey||Business|
College of Arts and Sciences
|Teaching||Dr. Joe Kreizinger||Fine and Performing Arts|
|Dr. Rich Fulton||Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Service||Dr. Laura Kukkee||Fine and Performing Arts|
College of Education and Human Services
|Teaching||Dr. Janet Reusser||Health and Human Services|
|Leadership||Dr. Shelly Hiatt||Behavioral Sciences|
|Collaboration||Dr. Pradnya Patet||Professional Education|
The Governor's Award for Excellence in Education is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri's four-year higher education institutions. Recipients are selected based on several criteria: effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence, and success in nurturing student achievement. Northwest's winner is announced in the fall and receives the award at a reception in Jefferson City the following spring.
The 2013 recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching is Dr. Joe Kreizinger, associate professor of theatre. The nomination letter below highlights Dr. Kreizinger's exemplary work on behalf of students and Northwest:
Dr. Joe Kreizinger, Associate Professor of Theatre, is in his twelfth year at Northwest Missouri State University. He has excelled in teaching, scholarship, and service to his department, college, and university.
Joe’s excellence in the teaching area is reinforced by both student and peer evaluations. Joe consistently receives the highest ratings (outstanding) on student surveys. In addition, he received numerous positive comments from students including:
In Dr. Kreizinger’s own teaching narrative he states: “I think it is important to constantly search for new ways to engage students and to communicate course concepts. I believe my strengths as a teacher are organization and planning, and engaging students. As I begin my 30th year as a teacher, I will continue to make improvement of teaching and learning (both of my own and that of the education students with whom I work) a primary objective.”
Dr. Kreizinger’s teaching activities extend beyond the classroom and include a significant dedication of time into mentoring developing theatre artists and teachers of theatre.
One of Joe’s strengths is his willingness to serve others. Dr. Kreizinger’s discipline and primary teaching area is in the College of Arts & Sciences, but he also teaches in the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, and he is the chair of the Department of Professional Education in the College of Education and Human Services.