College Level Outstanding Teacher 2009

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Y. Paul Chugh

Y. Paul Chugh, a professor of mining and mineral resources engineering in the College of Engineering, has prepared and taught 12 courses in his nearly 31 years at SIUC, many of which he built from the ground up, as the field has few textbooks. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in India, and earned his doctorate in 1971 from The Pennsylvania State University.

Terry Clark

Terry Clark, chair of marketing in the College of Business, has taught undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students since joining SIUC in 2000.  He has twice made his college’s teaching honor roll and in 2003 was named its outstanding teacher of undergraduates.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1980 and master’s in business administration in 1982, both from SIUC, and his doctorate from Texas A&M University in 1987.

Harris Deller

Harris Deller, a professsor in the School of Art and Design, part of the College of Liberal Arts, has taught at SIUC for some 35 years.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1971 at California State University, Northridge and his master of fine arts degree in 1973 at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Karen L. Jones

Karen L. Jones, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has taught everything from animal genetics to reproductive physiology.  A faculty member since 1999, she is a three-degree graduate of Texas A&M University, earning her bachelor’s in 1989, her master’s in 1996 and her doctorate in 1999.

Jyotsna Kapur

Jyotsna Kapur, associate professor of cinema and photography in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, has a cross-appointment in sociology.  Her teaching specialties include documentaries, ethnographic cinema, German and Japanese New Wave films, Hindi cinema and children’s media.  Having earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in the ‘80s and early 90’s in India, Kapur went on to earn a master’s degree in 1992 from Cornell University and a doctorate in 1998 from Northwestern University, coming to SIUC upon completion of that degree.

Karen Renzaglia

Karen Renzaglia is an associate professor of plant biology in the College of Science.  She has developed a biology course for public school teachers and has overseen the efforts of graduate fellows to take research skills and science content to regional high schools.  She also has created two university courses to teach professional research skills to upper-division students in all majors and prepare them to apply for graduate school.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1975, her master’s in 1977 and her doctorate in 1981, all from SIUC.  She joined the faculty in 1996.

Jose R. Ruiz

Jose R. Ruiz, an associate professor in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, teaches a variety of courses in aviation management and flight both on campus and off.  These include fundamentals of air traffic control, aviation safety management, aviation career development and national airspace system.  A faculty member since 1995, he earned his bachelor’s in 1983 from Park University in Parkville, Mo., his master’s in 1986 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and his doctorate in 2003 from SIUC.

Heewon Yang

Heewon Yang is an associate professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in therapeutic recreation in the College of Education and Human Services.  A faculty member since 2004, he earned his bachelor’s degree in his native Korea, then completed his master’s in 1997 at the University of Tennessee and his doctorate in 2002 at Indiana University.

Patricia “Trish” R. McCubbin

Patricia “Trish” R. McCubbin, an associate professor, joined the School of Law faculty in 2000.  She teaches environmental law, advanced environmental litigation, environmental law for business transactions and administrative law.  Prior to joining the law school faculty, she worked as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s environmental defense section.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1985 and her law degree in 1990, both from the University of Virginia.

Philip C. Howze

Philip C. Howze, a research/reference librarian whose specialties include anthropology, black American studies, economics, psychology, social work and sociology, teaches one course each semester in the Black American Studies Program as well as sections of the library information literacy course.  He came to SIUC in 2000 and has been a full professor since 2005.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1986 and a master’s degree in 1989, both from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  He earned his library degree in 1990 from the University of Iowa.

Susan T. Hingle

Susan T. Hingle is an associate professor of clinical medicine in the SIU School of Medicine.  She has created several interactive case studies designed to help students understand how doctors make their diagnoses and has written articles on communicating with older patients, improving care for the chronically ill and teaching teachers how to teach.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Miami University and her medical degree in 1993 from Rush Medical College in Chicago.  She joined the faculty in 1998.

All information was current at the time of the award.