Faculty Awards and Honors

H&S Regents Professors

The title of Regents' Professor is awarded to a very select group of full-time faculty with an outstanding record of commitment to the University; who have demonstrated true excellence in all three areas of University expectation: instruction, scholarship, and service; and who have demonstrated distinctive impact through their work as a faculty member.

Professor Year Department Research Area
Fred Allendorf 2004 DBS Population genetics and conservation
Albert Borgmann 1996 Philosophy Philosophy of society and culture with particular emphasis on technology
Paul Lauren 1991 History Diplomacy, international relations, and Human rights
William Woessner 2004 Geology Basic and applied hydrogeology

Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award

The Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award was established to encourage and reward junior faculty members in the area of teaching. Criteria for evaluation include superior teaching, student advising and mentoring; accessibility to students beyond normal office hours; scholarly and professional activity; and campus/community service.

Cox Award Nomination Form
Submit Nomination to H&S Faculty Award Nomination Management System

Previous Cox Award Recipients

Recipient Year Department
Kyle Volk 2014 History
Daisy Rooks 2013 Sociology
Tobin Shearer 2013 History 
Robert Greene 2012 History
Leora Bar-el 2012 Anthropology
Duncan Campbell 2011 Psychology
Nathaniel Levtow 2011 Liberal Studies
Anne Klene 2010 Geography
Winsor Lowe 2010 Division of Biological Sciences
Jeff Wiltse 2009 History
Jennifer Halfpan 2009 Math
Ashley McKeown 2008 Anthropology
Julia Baldwin 2008 Geosciences
Karen Adams 2007 Political Science
Kelly Dixon 2007 Anthropology
Bryan Cochran 2006 Psychology
Adam Nyman 2006 Math
David Sherman 2005 Philosophy
Neva Hassanein 2005 Environmental Studies
John Caruso 2002 Psychology
Jon Graham 2000 Math
Jim Jacobs 1999 Physics and Astronomy
Janet Finn 1998 Social Work
Marc Hendrix 1997 Geology
Veronica Stewart 1996 English

The William Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching Across the Curriculum

The Award was established to recognize faculty members for their excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum. Criteria for evaluation include superior teaching at both the upper (300+) and lower (100-200) levels of the curriculum, student advising and mentoring, and accessibility to students beyond normal office hours. This award is presented by the H&S Advisory Board.

The William Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching Across the Curriculum
Submit Nomination to H&S Faculty Award Nomination Management System

Previous TAC Award Recipients

Recipient Year Department
Stephen Yoshimura 2015 Communication Studies
Erick Greene 2014 Division of Biological Sciences
Nate McCrady 2013 Physics & Astronomy

The David B. Friend Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Introductory Level

Supported by the David B. Friend Memorial Fund, this award was established to recognize excellence in teaching by non-tenure-track faculty members teaching our introductory courses. Nominee must be at least a .5 FTE non-tenure-track faculty member in any department or program in the College of Humanities and SciencesCriteria for evaluation in descending order of importance are: Superior teaching at the fundamental (100-200) levels of the curriculum, student advising and mentoring (especially at the undergraduate level); accessibility to students beyond normal office hours. Though emphasis will be placed on excellence in teaching broadly, accomplishment in the other areas is a plus.

The David B. Friend Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Introductory Level Nomination Form
Submit Nomination to H&S Faculty Award Nomination Management System

Recipient Year Department
Lauren Fern 2015 Mathematical Sciences
Diane Friend 2015 Physics & Astronomy

Baldridge Book Subvention Fund

The Baldridge Book Subvention Fund supports the publishing of scholarly books by H&S faculty in the areas of African American Studies, Economics, English, History, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Modern and Classical Languages & Literatures, Native American Studies, Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. This fund is meant to support costs that an author may be obligated to pay to a publisher in order to accomplish production. Examples of such costs include photograph reproductions, translations and indexing.

Application Form (PDF)

Toelle-Bekken Family Memorial Fund

The Toelle-Bekken Family Memorial Fund was established to honor the memories of J. Howard Toelle, a long-time faculty member in the School of Law (1926-1956), and Charlotte Toelle Bakken, a student (1940-1944) and alumna of the undergraduate program at the University of Montana. Both were deeply committed to the value of education and to the value of an energetic and inquisitive faculty. Faculty development opportunities were of special interest to them based on lifelong association with academic pursuits. The Fund provides modest support to innovative research proposals submitted by the students and faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Geosciences, and the Alexander Blewitt III School of Law. Students and faculty must be enrolled/employed at UM for the following academic year to be eligible. 

Annual Deadline: early-March

The Toelle-Bekken Family Memorial Fund Application Criteria and Proposal Guidelines