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Congrats to the 2020 University Foundations teaching award winners

Roughly 500 instructors teach Boise State’s foundational courses for non-majors. These teachers are responsible for approximately one-third of all the courses students take. In 2019, the University Foundations Teaching Awards were created to recognize the hard work of these instructors.

The following award winners were nominated by fellow instructors or department chairs based on evidence of exemplary teaching, creativity in course design or implementation, and excellence in translating disciplinary methods of inquiry to non-majors.

2020 Award Winners

  • Foundations of Writing: Tiffany Hitesman, English
  • Foundations of Mathematics: Kathrine Johnson, mathematics
  • Foundations of Arts: Muffet Jones, art
  • Foundations of Humanities: Elizabeth Cook, English
  • Foundations of Oral Communication: Stela Saltaga, communication
  • Foundations of Mathematics: Kathrine Johnson, mathematics
  • Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences: Mari Rice, environmental studies
  • Foundations of Social Sciences: Debra Matthews, geosciences
  • Finishing Foundations: Lynn Catlin, engineering
  • University Foundations 100: John Ziker, anthropology
  • University Foundations 200: Refik Sadikovic, literacy, language and culture

Visit the UF Teaching Awards page for testimonials from faculty and students on what made these instructors so outstanding.