The Rising Star Awards recognize faculty for their commitment to ongoing educational improvements and excellence. Rising Star faculty participate in professional development of teaching activities through the Center for Teaching Excellence. Visit the Rising Star Requirements page to learn more.

2021 Recipients

Brantlee Spakes-RichterBrantlee Spakes-Richter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Diba ManiDiba Mani, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Performance

Erika BrookeErika Brooke, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law
College of Health & Human Performance

Harrison HoveHarrison Hove

Lecturer
Department of Journalism
College of Journalism and Communications

Megan Mocko

Lecturer
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Warrington College of Business

Mengyu LiMengyu (May) Li, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
College of Engineering

Misti SharpMisti Sharp, Ph.D

Lecturer
Food and Resource Economics Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Rachel SlivonRachel Slivon, Ph.D

Lecturer
Management Communication Center
Warrington College of Business

Rachel YohoRachel Yoho, Ph.D

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental & Global Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Samuel MartinsSamuel Martins, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

2020 Recipients

Amber EmanuelAmber Emanuel, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Health Education & Behavior
College of Health & Human Performance

Crystal MarullCrystal Marull, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Diba ManiDiba Mani, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Performance

Erika BrookeErika Brooke, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law
College of Health & Human Performance

Frederick KatesFrederick Kates, Ph.D., MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Services Research, Management & Policy
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Ginny GreenwayGinny Greenway, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Entomology & Nematology Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

John Mendoza-GarciaJohn Mendoza-Garcia, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Engineering Education
College of Engineering

2019 Recipients

Carolyn HansonCarolyn Hanson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Diba ManiDiba Mani, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Performance

Ferol CarytsasFerol Carytsas

Lecturer
Center for Arts in Medicine
College of the Arts

Roxane CocheRoxane Coche, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sports Media and Communication
College of Journalism and Communications

Sujata KrishnaSujata Krishna, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences