DePauw's Gurnon named Indiana Professor of the Year
Daniel G. Gurnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University, has been named the 2015 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Gurnon was formally announced as the award winner at a luncheon Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
At DePauw, Prof. Gurnon focuses his research on visualizing the submicroscopic world. He also serves as director of Science Research Fellows, an honors program for students interested in studying science and getting significant hands-on research experience.
"Dan Gurnon is part of a long tradition of DePauw faculty members who inspire their students in the classroom and in the laboratory," DPU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Art and Art History Anne F. Harris said.
"We're proud that Dan is a member of our faculty and celebrate this recognition he is receiving from the Carnegie Foundation and CASE."
Gurnon was selected from faculty members nominated by colleges and universities throughout the country.
The Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country -- those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. It is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
CASE assembled two preliminary panels of judges to select finalists for the Professor of the Year awards. The Carnegie Foundation then convened the third and final panel, which selected national winners.
CASE and Carnegie select state winners from top entries resulting from the judging process.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.
CASE and the Carnegie Foundation have been partners in offering the U.S. Professors of the Year awards program since 1981.