The Hubbard-Walder Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes up to five outstanding faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in a rich variety of university teaching (e.g., undergraduate, graduate or professional, classroom, one-on-one) and contributed to curriculum and/or program development. Each award carries a $1,000 stipend.

Each DEO is eligible to submit one nomination to the Council on Teaching on behalf of a faculty member in the DEO’s department. DEOs are encouraged to use a collaborative and inclusive nomination process that involves faculty, administrators, and students. 

Nominees must have a minimum of six years of teaching experience at the University of Iowa and must hold the rank of associate professor, professor, clinical associate professor, clinical professor, associate professor of instruction/practice, or professor of instruction/practice. Nominations of faculty from underrepresented or marginalized populations are encouraged, but underrepresented or marginalized status is not used as a selection criterion.

Evidence of a nominee's excellence in teaching and curriculum and/or program development may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Teaching a variety of courses and students at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels. 
  • Supervising student research and independent study at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels.
  • Teaching in a variety of course formats, e.g., traditional lecture or seminar courses, lab or workshop-based courses, team-teaching, interdisciplinary teaching, or online teaching.
  • Developing new courses, certificates, minors, majors, and/or programs.
  • Significant revision of existing courses and programs to incorporate innovative pedagogical practices or materials.
  • Developing or contributing to courses and programs that incorporate high impact educational practices, e.g., first-year seminars, service or community-based learning, study abroad, internships, or capstone courses. 

Nominations must be submitted to council-on-teaching@uiowa.edu by Thursday, February 1, 2024. 

All nomination documents must be combined into one PDF file in the following order:

  • Hubbard-Walder Award cover sheet.
    • ​​Note: Click "Open on Desktop" then "Fill & Sign" under Tools to add the nominee's signature.)
  • DEO letter of nomination (not to exceed two pages).
  • Nominee's statement on teaching (not to exceed one page).
  • Nominee's abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages) that includes:
    • A brief professional history (degrees earned and faculty positions held with dates).
    • A list or chart of courses taught, including number of classroom/student contact hours and numbers of undergraduate and graduate advisees for the past five years.
    • A list of contributions to curriculum and/or program development encompassing no more than the past ten years.
    • A list of teaching awards (or nominations) received during the nominee’s employment at the University of Iowa.
    • Do not include scholarly publications, research grants, administration, or service unless these demonstrably relate to the nominee's teaching.
  • One letter of support from a current internal or external faculty member other than the DEO (not to exceed two pages).
  • Two letters of support from current or former University of Iowa students (not to exceed two pages per letter). 

2023

Dawn Barker Anderson, professor of legal analysis, writing, and research in the College of Law

Loyce Arthur, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts

Megan Knight, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Rhetoric

Emily Mozena, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Health and Human Physiology

Rachel Young, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

2022

Erin Johnson, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Danielle Kelsay, clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Freda Lynn, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and director of graduate studies

David Puderbaugh, professor in the School of Music, assistant director of choral activities and director of graduate studies

Jeffrey Reist, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

2021

Gail Bishop, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Holden Chair of Cancer Biology

Ray Fagenbaum, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Health and Human Physiology

Cinda Coggins-Mosher, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Rhetoric

Amy Strathman, associate professor of instruction in the Department of Chemistry.

Amy Strathman's chemistry class, first day of classes