Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Dr. Elisabeth Maring and Dr. Tracy Tomlinson

Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards
photo collage of Dr. Maring and Dr. Tomlinson with students

The deadline for submitting nominations was April 1 at 5 p.m. Check back to see who won. 

Based on undergraduate student nominations, the Office of Undergraduate Studies recognizes two faculty members for excellence in teaching each year: one faculty member teaching in an Undergraduate Studies Program, and one faculty member teaching in a General Education Program. The two recognized faculty will receive $1,000 cash awards and will be acknowledged in a ceremony held at the end of each Spring semester.

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About the Awards

The awards are named in honor of Donna B. Hamilton, former Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. A Professor Emerita in the English department and previous Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Hamilton was the 2015 recipient of the President's Medal.

General Education

2021 — Michael Galczynski, Keystone Instructor, A. James Clark School of Engineering
2020 — Peter Leone, College of Education
2019 — Lenea Stocker, Chemistry and Biochemistry
2018 — John Buchner, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
2017 — Douglas Kern, English
2016 — Randy Ontiveros, English
2015 — Patricia Shields, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
2014 — Melissa Hayes-Gehrke, Astronomy
2013 — Ronald Luna, Geography
2012 — Ronald A. Yaros, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
2011 — Susan Dwyer, Philosophy
2010 — Victoria-Maria MacDonald, Curriculum and Instruction

Past Winners

For Office of Undergraduate Studies Programs

2021 — Jessica Lu, Associate Director of Design Cultures & Creativity
2020 — Perla Guerrero, American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies
2019 — LTC Larry B Rentz, Jr., Military Science, Army ROTC Program
2018 — Julie Park, Asian American Studies Program, Sociolgy
2017 — James Fry, School of Music
2016 — Todd Cooke, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
2015 — Kalyani Chadha, College Park Scholars Media, Self, and Society, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
2014 — Ryan Curtis, Psychology
2013 — Christina Hanhardt, American Studies
2012 — David A. Crocker, Public Leadership Program, College Park Scholars
2011 — Richard Bell, History
2010 — Gemirald Daus, Asian American Studies Program

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Thank you!

We are grateful to each person who took time to write notes about the faculty members who have enriched the undergraduate experience at UMD. Thank you to each faculty member who taught and mentored students with dedication and distinction. We are grateful for your contributions.