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League of Their Own

For 35 years the University of Washington has honored the exemplars of its first mission—teaching. More than 175 faculty have been given a UW Distinguished Teaching Award since 1970, and this year seven more from Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma join their ranks. In addition, the UW salutes 12 other professors, graduate students and staff members for their public service and teaching excellence. The public is invited to attend an awards ceremony and reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in Meany Theater. What follows are brief profiles of the seven teaching award winners, and then a listing of the other winners.
Photos by Mary Levin

Michael AllenMichael Allen
Professor, UW Tacoma


Laura LittleLaura Little
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology


Philip ReidPhilip Reid
Professor, Department of Chemistry


Louis WolcherLouis Wolcher
Professor, School of Law


Carole KubotaCarole Kubota
Professor, UW Bothell


Mehran MesbahiMehran Mesbahi
Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Julie SteinJulie Stein
Professor, Department of Anthropology


Excellence in Teaching Award
Recognizes Outstanding Educators Who Are Teaching Assistants

Mae HendersonMae Henderson
Women Studies


Jennifer LavyJennifer Lavy
School of Drama



Lesley OlswangMarsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Recognizes An Outstanding Faculty Member Who Advises Graduate Students
Lesley Olswang


David OlsonS. Sterling Munro Public Service Faculty Award
Recognizes A Faculty Member Who Encourgaes Community-Based Instruction
David Olson


Bruce PsatyOutstanding Public Service Award
Recognizes a Faculty or Staff Member Rendering Exceptional Public Service
Bruce Psaty


Maria GillmanDistinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award
Recognizes a Faculty Member Rendering Exceptional Service to Continuing Education
Maria Gillman


Stanley ChernicoffJames D. Clowes Award for Advanced Learning Communities
Recognizes Faculty or Staff Member Who Created or Sustained Advanced Learning Communities Among Students
Stanley Chernicoff

Distinguished Staff Award
Recognizes Outstanding Service to the University by Its Staff

Jason BoydJason Boyd
Undergraduate Advising


Sterling LukeSterling Luke
Physical Plant


Michael BigginsMichael Biggins
Libraries


Douglas MachleDouglas Machle
Classics


Jennifer LavyCynthia Fester
School of Law



This article was written by Puget Sound free-lance writers Beth Luce and Niki Stojnic, UW Tacoma Writer Jill Carnell Danseco and Columns Intern Jason Siegel. All photographs are by University Photographer Mary Levin.