Faculty and Staff News

Crawford Receives Awards for Mentoring and Teaching

Denise Schmidt-CrawfordAssociate Professor and Director of the CTLT Dr. Denise Schmidt-Crawford is the recipient of two ISU awards for her outstanding mentorship and teaching.

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has named Dr. Schmidt-Crawford as a 2019 Exemplary Faculty Mentor.  This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty, specifically those who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their “mentees” for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers.

In addition, Dr. Schmidt-Crawford is also the 2019 recipient of the James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching. This award recognizes outstanding performance in teaching undergraduate introductory classes and is awarded based upon “evidence of the ability to offer high-quality instruction in introductory courses, the ability to excite interest and involve students without compromising scholarship, and the ability to enhance student performance in future courses in the discipline.”

Hargrave Receives Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award

Dr. Connie HargraveAssociate Professor Dr. Connie Hargrave is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award. This award was established in 2011 as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former ISU faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU. Dr. Hargrave was recognized for the life-changing impact she has had on students while serving as Director for the Science Bound program and the invaluable mentorship she has provided to students.

Read more about Dr. Hargrave’s award here: ISUAA Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award

Hargrave recognized in Women Impacting ISU Calendar

2019 Women Impacting ISU CalendarCTLT faculty member Dr. Connie Hargrave has been recognized in the 2019 Women Impacting ISU Calendar for her accomplishments at ISU, within Iowa, and across the nation. Initiated in 2007 by the Catt Associates student leadership organization and funded by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Women Impacting ISU calendar was developed as a tribute to current students, faculty and staff who distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at Iowa State University. Each year, 12 women from a wide variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds are selected to appear on the calendar.

Baran receives Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant

Dr. Evrim Baran
Dr. Evrim Baran

Dr. Evrim Baran’s “Create, Design, and Innovate” project received a College of Human Sciences Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant. The purpose of this project is to develop open course modules that will use design thinking as a model to help preservice teachers translate the entrepreneurial mindset into the design of learning technologies.

Dr. Baran to Develop Open Content on Aquatic Toxicology

Open Educational ResourcesDr. Evrim Baran (School of Education) and Dr. Boris Jovanovic (Natural Resource and Ecology Management) received the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to create the first “Open Wikibook for the Aquatic Toxicology Graduate Course”.

Culver Receives Award for Early Achievement in Administration

Dennis Culver at award ceremonyCTLT staff member Dennis Culver is the recipient of the 2018 College of Human Sciences Professional and Scientific Early Achievement in Administration Award.This award is granted to an individual who has “demonstrated innovative, creative or original ways to accomplish job responsibilities and effect positive change, has established a pattern of reliability and responsibility in performing job duties, has made an effort toward continual personal and professional development, has exhibited service to their department or unit and the College of Human Sciences, fosters a spirit of cooperation and has strong interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, exhibits potential for future contributions to their department or unit, the College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, and/or the community.” The award citations for Dennis and the other awardees can be read here.

Crawford and Behmer receive ISTE Making IT Happen Award at ITEC 2017

Stacy Behmer and Denise Crawford

Dr. Denise Crawford, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of CTLT, and alumna Stacy Behmer, Coordinator of Digital Learning at Grand Wood AEA, received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference held in Des Moines, IA on October 15-17, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center. This award recognizes outstanding educators and their commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Connie Hargrave Inducted into Iowa African American Hall of Fame

Connie Hargrave has been inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of African Americans who have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans. For the past 11 years, Hargrave served as director of Science Bound, which prepares ethnic minority students for degrees and careers in STEM fields. She and three other inductees were recognized at a reception and banquet at 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Des Moines Airport and Conference Center. See photos from the event and the official press release.

Tera Lawson Receives Professional and Scientific Excellence Award

Tera Lawson

Tera Lawson, CTLT Program Coordinator, was awarded the Professional and Scientific Excellence Award on Monday, Sept. 25 in the Memorial Union Great Hall as part of the university’s annual award ceremony. This award recognizes contributions made by a P&S staff member within and beyond the university and career progress demonstrated by accomplishments at Iowa State. Read more

Denise Crawford Receives ISTE Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

CTLT Director and SOE Associate Professor Denise Schmidt-Crawford is among the 2016 Professional Learning Network (PLN) awards honorees.