June 2005 -
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

Douglas MachleDouglas Machle

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.