A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award

AA Potter

Andrey Abraham Potter

A.A. Potter became Dean of the School of Engineering in 1920. From 1945 to 1946 he served as Director of the Purdue Research Foundation and Purdue's Acting President, in addition to continuing his position as Dean of Engineering. During his tenure, Potter built Purdue into the largest and one of the most respected engineering colleges in the country.

The A.A. Potter award honors faculty members for outstanding teaching performance in all phases of the College of Engineering's undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette campus. An outstanding undergraduate teacher is one who demonstrates superior ability in communicating the chosen material to the students and stimulates their desire to master the material. The teacher will also recognize that his/her teaching responsibility to students does not stop at the classroom door, and therefore, will be ready to aid and motivate them in a counseling and advisory capacity, either formally or informally.


Past recipients:

Recipient Year
Michael R. Melloch 2016
 Dimitrios Peroulis 2008
 Avinash C. Kak 2002
 Daniel S. Elliott 1999
 George R. Wodicka (co-winner) 1997
 Mark S. Lundstrom 1996
 David G. Meyer 1992
 William H. Hayt, Jr. 1980
 Gerold W. Neudeck 1973