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ISU Teaching Award Recipients, 1998 – 2005

Iowa State University Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching

The Iowa State University Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in his or her professional career. A $1,000 reward is granted.

Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching

The Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching recognizes a tenured faculty member for outstanding teaching performance over an extended period of time. A $1,000 reward is granted.

Louis Thompson Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

The Louis Thompson Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member who has an outstanding teaching career with distinguished achievement in undergraduate education. Louis Thompson was an associate dean in the College of Agriculture from 1958 until 1983 when he retired and was named professor emeritus and associate dean emeritus. Dr. Thompson was also a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University and throughout his career was interested in fostering quality in undergraduate programs. A $1,000 award is granted.

James Hungtington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching

The James Huntington Ellis Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching recognizes a faculty member who, in teaching an introductory course, demonstrates creativity in improving its quality, excites interest and involvement without compromising scholarship, and enhances student performance in future courses. Ellis graduated from Iowa State's division of industrial science in 1928 and had a successful financial services brokerage career that spanned more than 50 years. Ellis established this award to honor those professors like his "who made their courses interesting." A $1,000 award is granted.