University of Iowa News Release
Oct. 24, 2003
Kutzko, Others Honored At UI Convocation
Philip Kutzko, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' (CLAS) Department of Mathematics, is a recipient this year of both the Philip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Education and a Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.
Kutzko was honored Sept. 30 at the annual University Convocation, as were a host of other UI staff and faculty members, including two other Brody Award winners: Amitava Bhattacharjee, a former professor of the CLAS's Department of Physics and Astronomy who left the UI last spring, and Steve Thunder-McGuire, who has a joint appointment in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in the School of Art and Art History.
The one-time Hubbard award was created by Joseph A. Walder, M.D., Ph.D., a former UI professor of biochemistry and founder, president and CEO of Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville. In honor of the late UI professor and administrator Philip Hubbard and his commitment to educational excellence, Walder provided $18,000 for the award to recognize a UI faculty member who has demonstrated extended teaching excellence.
The Brody Award is named in honor of the late Michael J. Brody, president of the UI Faculty Senate (1986-87). It recognizes outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the UI and the community.
In a letter of support for his nomination for the Hubbard Award, CLAS Dean Linda Maxson wrote of Kutzko's "enormous influence on his colleagues, on the curricula in his department in the college, on the opportunities we afford our students and on our inclusiveness as an institution."
"Phil is a master teacher across course levels, from pre-calculus service courses to doctoral seminars and is particularly successful at helping students overcome their anxieties about their ability to 'do math,'" Maxson added. "While his service to our instructional mission has been broad, Phil has made the deepest impact as a leader on diversity initiatives."
She cited a review of the Department of Mathematics last fall that concluded the department had, in large part through Kutzko's recruitment and mentoring efforts, achieved "unparalleled success in recruiting women and U.S. minorities to the graduate program."
Many other faculty and staff members were honored at the ceremony for their achievements. (Some of them were officially recognized earlier in the year). They included:
REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Marilyn J. Brown
M. Elizabeth Hochstedler
Ronald E. Lough
Barbara K. Spence
Norine K. Zamastil
UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD
Rebecca S. Bohde
Caroline M. Mast
Richard K. Schmidt
HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
David F. Lohman
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Kyung K. Choi
COLLEGE OF LAW
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Mark A. Arnold
Mary Hall Reno
David F. Wiemer
ROY J. AND LUCILLE A. CARVER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Lawrence G. Hunsicker
Jean Y. Jew
COLLEGE OF NURSING
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Eric P. Dean
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