Faculty Teaching Awards

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Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award
Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence
HKN Beta Chapter Outstanding Teacher Award
Motorola Excellence in Teaching Award
Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award
Dean Marion B. Scott Outstanding Professor Award
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award
IEEE Education Society's Achievement Award

Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award

Each year the Class of 1922 alumni sponsors an award for Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn. This award honors a faculty member, graduate student or administrative professional staff member who has improved student's education experiences. It specifically promotes innovative teaching practices that contribute to improved learning.

Recipient Year
Michael R. Melloch 2018

Cordelia Brown

Yung-Hsiang Lu

David G. Meyer

2008

Edward J. Coyle

Leah H. Jamieson

1997
John C. Lindenlaub 1980

 

The Wilfred "Duke" Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence

The Duke Hesselberth Award was established and funded by his sons, Robert and John, in 2000 to honor Professor Hesselberth (1907-1985).  The award recognizes teaching excellence.

Winners are determined based upon course/instructor evaluations during the previous four semesters. Recipients must not have received the award within the last four years. Winners receive a personal plaque, a $2,000 prize, and their names placed on a permanent plaque.

Recipient Year
Milind Kulkarni 2018
Shreyas Sundaram 2017
Steven D. Pekarek 2016
Avinash C. Kak 2015
Michael R. Melloch 2014
James Cooper 2013
Milind Kulkarni 2012
Dimitrios Peroulis 2011
Supriyo Datta 2010
Michael R. Melloch 2009
Mireille Boutin 2008
Vijay Pai 2007
Dimitrios Peroulis 2006
Avinash C. Kak 2005
Edward J. Delp 2004
Jan P. Allebach 2003
Michael Zoltowski 2002

 

Previous to 2002, this award was the D.D. Ewing Best Teacher Award.

Recipient Year
George R. Wodicka 2000
Avinash C. Kak 1999
Chee-Mun Ong 1998
Seth Abraham 1997
Mark S. Lundstrom 1996
Michael P. Fitz 1995
Anthony A. Maciejewski 1994
Paul C. Krause 1993
Edward J. Delp 1992
Jan P. Allebach 1991
Anthony A. Maciejewski 1990
Paul C. Krause 1989
O. Robert Mitchell 1988
Daniel S. Elliott 1987
David G. Meyer 1986
Steven C. Bass 1985
Dennis P. Carroll 1984
Supriyo Datta 1983
O. Robert Mitchell 1982
David A. Landgrebe 1981
William H. Hayt, Jr. 1980
Antti J. Koivo 1979
Gerald T. Heydt 1978
Violet B. Haas 1977
Robert F. Pierret 1976
Steven C. Bass 1975
Robert M. Anderson 1974
Gerold W. Neudeck 1973
Avinash C. Kak 1972

 

The Beta Chapter of HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) Outstanding Teacher Award

This award is given every semester to the professor in ECE that exemplifies what students look for in a teacher.

Name Year
Michael Zoltowski Spring 2017
Kevin Webb Spring 2017
Matthew Swabey Fall 2016
Stan Zak Fall 2016
Mark Bell Fall 2016
Mimi Boutin Spring 2016
Mark Bell Fall 2015
Stanley Chan Fall 2015
Avinash Kak Spring 2015
David Love Spring 2015
Mark Bell Fall 2014
Mithuna Thottethodi Fall 2014
TN Vijaykumar Fall 2014
David Meyer Spring 2014
Mithuna Thottethodi Fall 2013
Barrett Robinson Spring 2013
Michael Melloch Fall 2012
Cheng-Kok Koh Spring 2012
Thomas Talavage Fall 2011
Cheng-Kok Koh Spring 2011
David Love Fall 2010
Saurabh Bagchi Spring 2010
Michael Melloch Fall 2009
David Meyer Spring 2009
James Krogmeier Fall 2008
Supriyo Datta Spring 2008
Mireille Boutin Fall 2007
Ilya Pollack Spring 2007
William Chappell Fall 2006
Vijay Pai Spring 2006
Paul C. Krause Fall 2005
Dimitrios Peroulis Spring 2005
Mithuna Thottetodi Fall 2004
Thomas Talavage Spring 2004
James Eaton Fall 2003
David G. Meyer Spring 2003
Ilya Pollack Fall 2002
Jan P. Allebach Spring 2002
Barrett Robinson Fall 2001
Stanislaw H. Zak Spring 2001
Peter Doerschuk Spring 2000
Peter Doerschuk Fall 2000
George R. Wodicka 1999
Peter Doerschuk 1998
Seth Abraham 1997
Daniel S. Elliott 1996
Mary P. Harper 1995
Seth Abraham 1994
George R. Wodicka 1993
Chee-Mun Ong 1992
Jan P. Allebach 1991
John C. Lindenlaub 1990
Anthony A. Maciejewski 1989
Steven C. Bass 1988
Samuel N. Stevens 1987
David G. Meyer 1986
Lawrence Ogborn 1980
David K. Garrod 1979
John C. Lindenlaub 1978
Wm. H. Hayt. Jr. 1977
Hannis W. Thompson 1976
Paul C. Krause 1975
George R. Cooper 1974
Gerald W. Neudeck 1973
Lawrence Ogborn 1972
Gerald T. Heydt 1971
Lawrence Ogborn 1970
Wm. H. Hayt Jr. 1969
Leon O. Chua 1968
Wm. E Drobish 1967

 

The Motorola Excellence in Teaching Award

This award was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding teaching in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The recipient is the faculty member receiving the highest number of votes from senior ECE students and who has not been a recipient within the last four years.

Recipients receive $2500 cash, a personal plaque, and their name placed on a permanent plaque.

Recipient Year
Michael R. Melloch 2018
Mithuna Thottethodi 2017
Raymond A. Decarlo 2016
David G. Meyer 2015
Cheng-Kok Koh 2014
Michael R. Melloch 2013
Chih-Chun Wang 2012
Raymond A. Decarlo 2011
David G. Meyer 2010
Jan Allebach 2009
Michael R. Melloch 2008
Dimitrios Peroulis 2007
Raymond A. Decarlo 2006
David G. Meyer 2005
Peter C. Doerschuk 2004
Thomas M. Talavage 2003
Stanislaw H. Zak 2002

 

Previous to 2002, this award was the Honeywell Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Recipient Year
Venkataramanan Balakrishnan 2001
Avinash C. Kak 2000
Daniel S. Elliott 1999
Stanislaw H. Zak 1998
Peter C. Doerschuk 1997
Seth Abraham 1996
Gerold W. Neudeck 1995
George R. Wodicka 1994
David G. Meyer 1993
Paul C. Krause 1992
David A. Landgrebe 1991
Edward J. Delp 1990
David G. Meyer 1989
Paul C. Krause 1988
Samuel N. Stevens 1987
William H. Hayt, Jr. 1986
David K. Garrod 1985
David G. Meyer 1984
David A. Landgrebe 1983
William H. Hayt, Jr. 1982

 

The Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

The Murphy Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding teaching in all phases of undergraduate instruction at the West Lafayette campus. The University's highest undergraduate teaching honor, the Murphy Award is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award and induction into Purdue's Teaching Academy, which provides leadership for the improvement of undergraduate, graduate, and outreach teaching. The winners' names will also be included in the engraved Book of Great Teachers, a plaque in Purdue Memorial Union that honors the best teachers throughout Purdue's history.

Charles Murphy was a history professor at Purdue between 1927 and 1970.

Recipient Year
Michael R. Melloch 2012
Dimitrios Peroulis 2010
David G. Meyer 1985
William H. Hayt, Jr. 1977
Gerald T. Heydt 1971

 

A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award

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.

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

 

The Dean Marion B. Scott Outstanding Professor Award

This is an annual award presented by the Purdue chapter of Tau Beta Pi to an engineering professor for his or her devotion to encouraging, inspiring, and advising the engineering student body in order that engineering students might grow both academically and professionally.

Recipient Year
Michael R. Melloch 2011-12
Thomas Talavage 2000-01
David Meyer 1990-91
David Meyer 1983-84
John C. Lindenlaub 1980-81

 

The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award

Joel Spira received a B.S. in Physics from Purdue in 1948. In 1961, Joel started Lutron Electronics, a privately held company that initially made light dimmers. Joel's insight into technology and manufacturing enabled him to build Lutron into a dominant force in the dimmer market.

The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award began in 1988, and is presented each year to a junior faculty member who has excelled in teaching and inspiring students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The recipient receives $2000 cash, a personal plaque, and their name added to a permanent plaque.

Recipient Year
Timothy Rogers 2018
Amy Reibman 2017
Shreyas Sundaram 2016
Mark C. Johnson 2015
Milind Kulkarni 2014
Zhihong Chen 2013
Niklas Elmqvist 2012
Chih-Chun Wang 2011
Dan Jiao 2010
Steve Pekarek 2009
Mithuna Thottethodi 2006
Dimitrios Peroulis 2004
William J. Chappell 2003
Michael A. Capano 2002
Barrett Robinson 2001
Rashid Bashir 2000
Thomas M. Talavage 1999
Carla E. Brodley 1998
Ragu Balakrishnan 1997
Edward J. Coyle and Leah H. Jamieson 1996
Sarah Kate Wilson 1995
Peter C. Doerschuk 1994
Vwani P. Roychowdhury 1993
Mark R. Bell 1992
George R. Wodicka 1991
Michael D. Zoltowski 1990
John K. Antonio 1989
Anthony A. Maciejewski 1988

 

C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award

Each fall HKN invites all chapters to nominate an ECE professor for the Outstanding Teaching Award. A jury selects the winner, and the award is presented during the Annual Meeting of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA).

Recipient Year
Dimitrios Peroulis 2009
Thomas Talavage 2005
David Meyer 1987

 

IEEE Education Society's Achievement Award

This award is given to a member of the IEEE Education Society to recognize significant contributions over a period of years in one of the fields of interest of the IEEE Education Society.

Recipient Year
William H. Hayt, Jr. 1996
John C. Lindenlaub 1984