Alumni Teaching Scholars enjoying a presentation at the annual retreat

Faculty and Staff Commendations

Each year Miami asks graduating students (undergraduate and graduate students) to complete a survey regarding their experience at Miami. Students are specifically asked about faculty or staff members who made a positive impact on their learning and development while at Miami. Miami personnel that are singled out are sent a letter commending them for their service and influence. In response to the 2017 survey, 1238 members of the Miami community received these commendation letters. Listed below are the top 100 most-commended faculty for the past two years.

2017

  • Jason Abbitt, Educational Psychology
  • Starla Alexander, Humanities and Creative Arts
  • Catherine Almquist, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • Sarah Angne, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Bryan Ashenbaum, Management
  • Kevin Ballard, Kinesiology and Health
  • Brian Ballou, Accountancy
  • Katherine Batchelor, Teacher Education
  • Paul Becker, Finance
  • Erin Beckloff, Art
  • Jason Berberich, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • William Berg, Kinesiology and Health
  • Thomas Boulton, Finance
  • John Bowblis, Economics
  • William Brewer, Media Journalism and Film
  • James Brock, Economics
  • Scott Campbell, Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • David Chappell, Finance
  • Randal Claytor, Kinesiology and Health
  • Elise Clerkin, Psychology
  • Douglas Coffin, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • Debbie Coleman, Marketing
  • Michelle Cosmah, Teacher Education
  • Ronald Cox, Kinesiology and Health
  • James Coyle, Marketing
  • R. Hays Cummins, Western Program
  • Sharon Custer, Family Science and Social Work
  • Devon DelVecchio, Marketing
  • Jeannie Ducher, Teacher Education
  • Sarah Dumyahn, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • Michael Edwards, Teacher Education
  • Jan Eighme, Accountancy
  • J.E. Elliott, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Meredith Erb, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Donna Evans, Computer and Information Technology
  • Susan Finnerty, Farmer School of Business
  • William Flint, Sociology and Gerontology
  • Richelle Frabotta, Family Science and Social Work
  • Michele Frank, Accountancy
  • Nathan French, Comparative Religion
  • Valeria Freysinger, Kinesiology and Health
  • Jim Friedman, Marketing
  • Karly Geller, Kinesiology and Health
  • Megan Gerhardt, Management
  • Suzanne Harper, Mathematics
  • Karleah Harris, Family Science and Social Work
  • Othello Harris, Sociology and Gerontology
  • M. Hay-Rollins, Anthropology
  • Dan Heitger, Accountancy
  • Daniel Herron, Finance
  • Thomas Heuer, Marketing
  • Lawrence Hilton, Finance
  • Tracey Hoffman, Education and Society
  • Brenda Homan, Accountancy
  • Elizabeth Hoover, Music
  • Kurt Hugenberg, Psychology
  • Paul Hunter, Marketing
  • John Jeep, German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Ashley Johnson, Educational Psychology
  • Jeremy Jones, Music
  • John Keegan, Biology
  • D. Steven Keller, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • Molly Kelly, Educational Psychology
  • Fazeel Khan, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • John Kimiecik, Kinesiology and Health
  • Howard Kleiman, Media, Journalism and Film
  • Norman Krumpe, Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Arthur Kuhn, Creative Arts
  • Mark Lacker, Marketing
  • Sheri Leafgren, Teacher Education
  • Marcia Lee, Microbiology
  • Patrick Lindsay, Marketing
  • Rocco Manzo, Management
  • Bryan Marshall, Political Science
  • David Marshall, Finance
  • Johnathan Mauk, English
  • Thomas Misco, Teacher Education
  • Mary Moorhead, Educational Leadership
  • Mark Morris, Political Science
  • Samuel Morris, Kinesiology and Health
  • Charles Moul, Economics
  • Patrick Murphy, English
  • William Newman, Management
  • Stephanie Nicely, Nursing
  • Terry Nixon, Finance
  • Stephen Norris, History
  • Jennifer Patrick-Gaines, Media Journalism and Film
  • Andrew Paluch, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • Nancy Parkinson, Kinesiology and Health
  • David Pennock, Biology
  • Mary Peters, Educational Psychology
  • David Prytherch, Geography
  • Sanjay Puligadda, Marketing
  • Dhananjai Rao, Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Michael Robinson, Biology
  • Philip Russo, Political Science
  • Justin Saul, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
  • Joseph Schroer, Educational Psychology
  • Mark Scott, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • James Shiveley, Teacher Education
  • David Shrider, Finance
  • Carolyn Slotten, Family Science and Social Work
  • Andrew Sommers, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Terri Spahr Nelson, Family Science and Social Work
  • Brooke Spangler-Cropenbaker, Psychology
  • Robert Speckert, Engineering Technology
  • L. Speer, Marketing
  • Michael Stahr, Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Janice Taylor, Marketing
  • Randi Thomas, Institutional Relations
  • Kyle Timmerman, Kinesiology and Health
  • Donald Ucci, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mark Walsh, Kinesiology and Health
  • Sarah Watt, Educational Psychology
  • Maria Weese, Information Systems and Analytics
  • Virginia Wickline, Social and Behavioral Science
  • Jonathan Wolff, Economics
  • Ian Yeboah, Geography
  • Melanie Ziegler, Global and Intercultural Studies
  • Michael Zmuda, Computer Science and Software Engineering

2016

  • Michelle Abraham, Interdisciplinary & Communication Studies
  • Catherine Almquist, Chemical Paper & Biomedical Engineering
  • Todd Bailey, Finance
  • Mert Bal, Engineering & Technology
  • Brian Ballou, Accountancy
  • Ryan Barilleaux, Political Science & Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Paul Becker, Finance
  • Erin Beckloff, Art
  • William Berg, Kinesiology and Health
  • Thomas Boulton, Finance
  • Susan Brehm, Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • William Brewer, Media Journalism & Film
  • James Brock, Economics
  • Michael Brodrick, Philosophy
  • Robert Burke, Teacher Education
  • Michael Callihan, Nursing
  • Timothy Cameron, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Richard Campbell, Media Journalism & Film
  • Jeb Card, Anthropology
  • Andrew Casper, Art
  • David Chappell, Finance
  • Melissa Chase, Kinesiology and Health
  • Dennis Cheatham, Art
  • Po-Chang Chen, Accountancy
  • Shara Clark, Media Journalism & Film
  • Debbie Coleman, Marketing
  • Ronald Collins, Accountancy
  • Michelle Cosmah, Teacher Education
  • R. Hays Cummins, Western Program
  • Sharon Custer, Family Studies & Social Work
  • Carl Dahlman, Global and Intercultural Studies
  • Devon DelVecchio, Marketing
  • Timothy Eaton, Accountancy
  • Michael Edwards, Teacher Education
  • Jan Eighme, Accountancy
  • Donna Evans, Computer & Information Technology
  • Anne Farrell, Accountancy
  • Paul Flaspohler, Psychology
  • Brooke Flinders, Regional Dean's Office
  • Richelle Frabotta, Family Studies & Social Work
  • Jim Friedman, Marketing
  • Karly Geller, Kinesiology and Health
  • Megan Gerhardt, Management
  • Albert Hahn, Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Patrick Haney, Political Science
  • Kerry Hegarty, Media Journalism & Film
  • Dan Heitger, Accountancy
  • Tyler Henry, Finance
  • Daniel Herron, Finance
  • Thomas Heuer, Marketing
  • Lawrence Hilton, Finance
  • Brenda Homan, Accountancy
  • Kurt Hugenberg, Psychology
  • Paul Hunter, Marketing
  • Peter Jamieson, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • John Jeep, German, Russian, Asian & Middle Eastern Language & Cultures
  • John Keegan, Biology
  • D. Steven Keller, Chemical Paper & Biomedical Engineering
  • Molly Kelly, Educational Psychology
  • Elizabeth Kiel Luebbe, Psychology
  • John Kimiecik, Kinesiology and Health
  • Howard Kleiman, Media Journalism & Film
  • Helen Koons, Marketing
  • Jill Korach, Biology
  • Norman Krumpe, Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Arthur Kuhn, Creative Arts Administration
  • Mark Lacker, Marketing
  • Sheri Leafgren, Teacher Education
  • Marcia Lee, Microbiology
  • Jonathan Levy, Institute for Environment & Sustainability
  • Patrick Lindsay, Marketing
  • Sharon Lytle, Teacher Education
  • Rocco Manzo, Management
  • Linda Marchant, Anthropology
  • David Marshall, Finance
  • Janet Marshall, Mathematical & Physical Science
  • Kevin Matteson, Biology
  • Gretchen Matuszak, Kinesiology and Health
  • Christe McKittrick, Media Journalism & Film
  • Byron Miller, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Samuel Morris, Kinesiology and Health
  • Mark Morris, Political Science
  • Charles Moul, Economics
  • Patricia Newberry, Media Journalism & Film
  • William Newman, Management
  • Stephanie Nicely, Nursing
  • Terry Nixon, Finance
  • Nancy Parkinson, Kinesiology and Health
  • Glenn Platt, Marketing
  • Jennifer Quinn, Psychology
  • Dhananjai Rao, Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Jason Rech, Geology & Environmental Earth Science
  • Tom Romano, Teacher Education
  • Marc Rubin, Accountancy
  • Jon Rutter, Media Journalism & Film
  • Justin Saul, Chemical Paper & Biomedical Engineering
  • Donna Scarborough, Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Joshua Schwarz, Management
  • David Shrider, Finance
  • Carolyn Slotten, Family Studies & Social Work
  • Andrew Sommers, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Brooke Spangler, Psychology
  • Robert Speckert, Engineering & Technology
  • L. Speer, Marketing
  • Leland Spencer, Interdisciplinary & Communication Studies
  • Eric Stenstrom, Marketing
  • Charles Stevens, Global and Intercultural Studies
  • Benjamin Sutcliffe, German, Russian, Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures
  • Heeyoung Tai, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Janice Taylor, Marketing
  • David Tierney, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Geralyn Timler, Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Kyle Timmerman, Kinesiology and Health
  • Patricia Troesch, Kinesiology and Health
  • Valerie Ubbes, Kinesiology and Health
  • Robin Vealey, Kinesiology and Health
  • Kimberly Wachenheim, Teacher Education
  • Sarah Watt, Educational Psychology
  • Maria Weese, Information Systems and Analytics
  • John Weigand, Creative Arts Admin
  • Mark Wesolowski, Management
  • Jon Yamashiro, Art
  • Melanie Ziegler, Global and Intercultural Studies