University Distinguished Teaching Scholars

The University Distinguished Teaching Scholars serve as the governing board for the Institute for Learning and Teaching. The director of the Institute reports to them each semester, seeking guidance on the long-term direction of the Institute and approval for initiatives.

Up to twelve members of the faculty at Colorado State University are given the title of University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. The title is held for the duration of their affiliation with the University. Faculty named University Distinguished Teaching Scholars have records of performance ranking them among the most outstanding teachers and educators in their disciplines, as reflected by their accomplishments as both scholars and teachers, and have received national and international acclaim in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Ken Barbarick

Ken Barbarick

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences
B.S., University of Arizona, Soil and Water Science (Highest Distinction and Honors), 1973
M.S., University of Arizona, Soil and Water Science, 1975
Ph.D., Colorado State University, Soil Science, 1979
Appointed: 2001

Ken Barbarick has taught Introductory Soil Science, Soil Chemistry, Environmental Agronomy and Soil Fertility (Univ. of Hawaii). His research focuses on recycling waste materials in soils. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture. More>>>
Email: Ken.Barbarick@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.soilcrop.colostate.edu/find_a_person/faculty/

Darrell Fontane

Darrell Fontane

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
B.S., Louisiana State University, Civil Engineering, 1968
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, 1970
Ph.D., Colorado State University, Civil Engineering, 1982
Appointed: 2013

Darrell Fontane is a professor, Associate Head, and Director of the International School for Water Resources in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His areas of teaching and research are water resources decision support systems, computer aided water management, integrated reservoir water quantity and quality management, and Internet-based education and training. More>>>
Email: Darrell.Fontane@ColoState.edu
Web: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/faculty-staff/profiles.php?id=49

Matthew Hickey

Matthew Hickey

Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Applied Human Sciences
B.S., Exercise Science, Western Carolina University, 1988
M.S., Exercise Physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990
Ph.D., Bioenergetics, Ball State University, 1993
Appointed: 2012

Matthew Hickey is a professor of Health and Exercise Science, director of the Human Performance Clinical Research Lab, and director of his department's graduate program. He teaches courses in areas including Physiology of Exercise, Bioenergetics, and Integrative Metabolism. More>>>
Email: matthew.hickey@colostate.edu
Web: http://hes.cahs.colostate.edu/faculty_staff/hickey.aspx?sm=a

K. Douglas Hoffman

K. Douglas Hoffman

Department of Marketing, College of Business
B.S., Ohio State University, 1981
M.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1984
D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1988
Appointed: 2007

K. Douglas Hoffman is a Professor of Marketing within the College of Business and specializes in the field of services marketing. More>>>
Email: Doug.Hoffman@ColoState.edu
Web: http://biz.colostate.edu/facultyResearch/sat/profile.aspx?profileId=Busdom\DougH

Paul A. Kennedy

Paul A. Kennedy

Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
B.A., University of Houston
M.Ed., Texas State University
PhD., University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics Education
Appointed: 2008

Paul Kennedy is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University. His career in the teaching and learning of mathematics spans 37 years, including 10 years as a secondary mathematics teacher and 27 years as a university mathematics educator. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. More>>>
Email: kennedy@math.colostate.edu

Kate Kiefer

Kate Kiefer

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
B.A., University of Dayton, English and Philosophy
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University, English
Appointed: 2003

Kate Kiefer teaches undergraduate composition and graduate composition theory courses. She has published three textbooks on writing, as well as a book and numerous articles on computers and composition. She continues to do research on computers and writing, as well as writing process in academe and the workplace. More>>>
Email: kate.kiefer@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/English/faculty/kiefer.htm

Nancy E. Levinger

Nancy E. Levinger

Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
B.S., Northwestern University, Integrated Science and Physics, 1983
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Chemical Physics, 1990
Appointed: 2007

Since joining the faculty at Colorado State University in 1992, Nancy Levinger has combined her research and teaching interests through the involvement of undergraduate students in research. More>>>
Email: Nancy.Levinger@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.chem.colostate.edu/people/levinger/

Mike Palmquist

Mike Palmquist

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
B.A., St. Olaf College, English, Political Science, Writing, 1980
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Rhetoric, 1990
Appointed: 2000

A specialist in rhetoric and composition, and currently director of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, Mike Palmquist teaches undergraduate writing courses and graduate seminars in rhetorical theory, computers and writing, research methodology, and nonfiction writing. He has been a member of the faculty at Colorado State University since 1990. More>>>
Email: Mike.Palmquist@colostate.edu
Web: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~mp

Erica Suchman

Erica Suchman

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
B.A., University of California, San Diego, Biology, 1987
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, 1994
Appointed: 2010

A member of the CVMBS faculty since 1995, Erica Suchman teaches microbiology. Winner of the 2000-2001 N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation and an inductee into the George H. Glover Distinguished Contemporary Faculty Gallery, Dr. Suchman is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on using active learning techniques to foster critical thinking skills while teaching science in large lecture halls. More>>>
Email: Erica.Suchman@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/DirectorySearch/Search/MemberProfile/cvmbs/3391

Ray Whalen

Ray Whalen

Biomedical Sciences, College of Veternary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
B. S., University of California, Davis, 1971
M.S., University of California, Davis, 1976
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1982
Appointed: 2003

Ray Whalen's primary scholarly activities center on the design, development and evaluation of interactive multimedia programs to provide integrated instruction about veterinary neurobiology, mammalian functional and equine anatomy, and clinical neurology.  He also serves as Director of the Neurosciences Division of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. More>>>
Email: Ray.Whalen@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/bms/whalen.htm

Toni Schindler Zimmerman

Toni Schindler Zimmerman

Human Development and Family Studies, College of Applied Human Sciences
B. S., Ohio University, 1984
M.S., Radford University, 1985
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991
Appointed: 2009

Toni Zimmerman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, is an authority on how gender and diversity shape family relationships and the role of power dynamics in couple and family therapy. She established the nationally recognized Marriage and Family Therapy program and has published extensively on marriage and family therapy. More>>>
Email: toni.zimmerman@colostate.edu
Web: http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/faculty-staff/zimmerman.aspx

Past University Distinguished Teaching Scholars

James Boyd

James Boyd

Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
B. A., Lawrence University
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Term: 2001-2008

James Boyd's field is comparative religion and philosophy.  His scholarship and teaching focuses on the ritual and philosophical traditions of Asia. More>>>
Email: James.Boyd@colostate.edu

Ingrid Burke

Ingrid Burke

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship, College of Natural Resources
B.S., Middlebury College, Biology, 1980
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, Botany, 1987
Term: 2001-2008

Dr. Burke's research interests include: biogeochemical cycling in semiarid ecosystems, at local to regional scales; soil carbon and nitrogen turnover; nitrogen retention in soils; and influences of landuse management on net ecosystem production and C, N, and P storage. More>>>
Email: iburke@uwyo.edu

Ed Redente

Ed Redente

Rangeland Ecosystem Science, College of Natural Resources
B.A., Western Michigan University, Geography and Biology, 1972
M.S., Colorado State University, Range Ecology, 1974
Ph.D., Colorado State University, Range Ecology, 1980
Term: 2003-2007

Ed Redente has been a teacher, researcher and administrator throughout his career. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in the general area of basic and applied ecology. He has served as department head, associate dean for research, and associate vice president for research. More>>>
Email: Edward.Redente@colostate.edu

Pattie Cowell

Pattie Cowell

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, English
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst, English
Term: 2001-2013

Pattie Cowell teaches American literature, American Studies, and Women's Studies. Her major research has been in early American studies, but she has also published articles on Melville, B. Traven, Leslie Silko, multiculturalism, gothic fiction, service learning and feminist pedagogy. More>>>
Email: Pattie.Cowell@colostate.edu
Web: http://central.colostate.edu/people/pcowell/

Rich Feller

Rich Feller

School of Education, College of Applied Human Sciences
B.S.Ed, Westfield State College, MA, 1972
M.Ed, Westfield State College, MA, 1973
Ph.D, Colorado State University, 1978
Term: 2003-2012

Rich Feller teaches graduate courses in career development, counseling, and performance and change. Having served fast food at McDonald’s to study youth employment, produced a video in Sudan on starvation and famine relief, and co-authored a career development program used by over 20 million students he enjoys making classes high energy, experiential and reflective. More>>>
Email: feller@cahs.colostate.edu
Web: http://mycahs.colostate.edu/Rich.Feller/

Bob Richburg

Bob Richburg

School of Education, College of Applied Human Sciences
Term: 2000-2003

Bob Richburg, emeritus professor of teacher education and staff development, served with the School of Education for more than 25 years. He is known throughout the state of Colorado as an exemplary teacher. His innovations in the classroom include the development of a nationally recognized program called Project Promise, an intensive, ten and one-half month program that taught mid-career professionals how to be effective teachers. More>>>
Email: Robert.Richburg@colostate.edu

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
B.A., University of Birmingham, Chemistry, 1961
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, Analytical Chemitry, 1964
Term: 2000-2011

Stephen Thompson, Professor of Chemistry, and the Director of the Center for Science, Mathematices and Technology Education, CSMATE, is the 2005 recipient of the Colorado State Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Dr. Thompson has been honored as one of the first four Colorado State University Distinguished Teaching Scholars in 2000. More>>>
Email: thompson@csmate.colostate.edu
Web: http://www.chem.colostate.edu/people/stevetho/

Frank Vattano

Frank Vattano

Psychology, College of Natural Sciences
B.S., Colorado State University, 1958
M.A., Ohio State University, 1960
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1962
Term: 2000-2008

Frank Vattano has taught, conducted research, and held several administration positions throughout his career.  He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He is one of the pioneers in the development video teaching modules featuring the BRAIN, MIND, and The Social Connection used in psychology classrooms across the nation.  More>>>
Email: Frank.Vattano@colostate.edu
Web: http://psy.psych.colostate.edu/psylist/detail.asp?Num=34

Wayne Viney

Wayne Viney

Psychology, College of Natural Sciences
B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, Psychology, 1956
M.S., University of Oklahoma, Psychology, 1960
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Experimental Psychology, Minor History and Philosophy of Science, 1964
Term: 2003-2007

Wayne Viney received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1964. He is currently professor of Psychology at Colorado State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the History of Psychology and in the Psychology of Religion. More>>>
Email: vineyw@lamar.colostate.edu
Web: http://psy.psych.colostate.edu/psylist/detail.asp?Num=35