The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring (the Meyerson Award) was established through a generous gift by the late UB President Emeritus Martin Meyerson and his wife, Margy Ellen, to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at the university. It is the highest university award given specifically for undergraduate mentoring.
Congratulations to the 2019-20 winners of the Meyerson award:
Faculty members who provide the guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for research, creativity, critical thinking and innovation are eligible to be nominated for the award.
Like the Meyersons, we believe that the best undergraduate creative experiences are collaborative, encourage student autonomy and responsibility and create strong mentoring relationships with faculty.
Only tenure track faculty are eligible to be nominated.
The nomination period is now closed.
All nomination materials must be submitted electronically. Nomination information is forthcoming. Please have collected all supporting documentation prior to completing the online form.
Nominations should include:
Supporting letters and evaluative statements should not be mere testimonials; they should provide specific examples of the nominee’s mentoring and impact/outcomes. A personal statement from the nominee is neither needed nor encouraged.
The award recipient will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of past Meyerson Award recipients and undergraduate student representatives. Individuals selected for the award will be recognized during UB’s annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
Colleen Culleton, Spanish
Kwang Oh, electrical engineering
David Schmid, English
Michael Detty, chemistry
Johannes Hachmann, chemical and biological engineering
Larry Hawk, psychology
Martha Bohm, architecture
John Crassidis, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Walter Hakala, English
Laura Anderson, nursing
Barbara Bono, English
Annette LeCuyer, architecture
Anna Mariella Bacigalupo, anthropology
Lance Rintamaki, communication
Mark Swihart, chemical and biological engineering
Beth Tauke, architecture
Stephen Free, biological sciences
Rajendram Rajnarayanan, pharmacology and toxicology
James Jensen, civil, structural and environmental engineering
Kemper Lewis, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Gail Willsky, biochemistry
Maria Horne, theatre and dance
Lynne Koscielniak, theatre and dance
Jennifer Zirnheld, electrical engineering
Satpal Singh, pharmacology and toxicology
Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, biotechnology
Jun Zhuang, industrial and systems engineering
John Ringland, mathematics