Highlighting Teaching Excellence and Innovation at UNCG

Minerva Mentions is an instructor spotlight series from the UTLC to recognize excellence and innovation in teaching at UNCG. Instructors can nominate themselves or a colleague to be featured in the UTLC weekly newsletter by sharing their “Words of Wisdom” on teaching. While Minerva Mentions is not a formal award, nominees do receive a certificate of recognition at the end of the semester in which they are nominated. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, so consider submitting a nomination today!

Past Nominees

2023-2024 Nominees

Dr. Lisa Tolbert (History)

Marcus Perkins (First Year Experience)

Dr. Chiaki Takagi (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Tara Webb (School of Theatre)

Dr. Daniel Huebner (Sociology)

Hannah Granemann (School of Art)

Dr. David Aarons (School of music)

Robin Gee (School of Dance)

Dr. Şahan Savaş Karataşlı (Sociology)

Clarice Young (School of Dance)

Dr. Aaron Allen (Geography and Environmental Science and School of Music)

Dr. Risa Applegarth (English)

Kimberly Miller (Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation)

2022-2023 Nominees

View 2022-2023 Minerva Mentions slideshow featuring each nominee’s “Words of Wisdom” at go.uncg.edu/minerva-mentions-2223

Dr. Rebecca Mathews (Counseling and Educational Development) 

Dr. Todd Madigan (Sociology) 

Sam Harlow (University Libraries) 

Dr. LaTesha Velez (Library and Information Science) 

Dr. Guy Capuzzo (School of Music) 

Judy Fowler (Kinesiology) 

Dr. Anne Parsons (History) 

Dr. Erin Reifsteck (Kinesiology) 

Dr. Sandra Ayoo (Educational Research Methodology) 

Dr. Karen Messina (School of Music) 

Dr. Christian Chan (Counseling and Educational Development) 

Dr. Daniel Herr (Nanoscience) 

Wade Maki (Liberal Studies) 

Dr. Jonathan Zarecki (Classical Studies) 

Dr. Ye (Jane) He (Teacher Education & Higher Education) 

Dr. Kathy Hytten (Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations) 

Dr. Angela Bolte (Lloyd International Honors College) 

Dr. Joseph A. Ross  (Lloyd International Honors College) 

Dr. Adam Rosenfeld (Philosophy) 

2021-2022 Nominees

View 2021-2022 Minerva Mentions slideshow featuring each nominee’s “Words of Wisdom” at go.uncg.edu/minerva-mentions-2122.

Dr. David Wharton (Classical Studies) 

Dr. Aileen Reid (Educational Research Methodology) 

Dr. Daniel Coleman (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) 

Joyce Clapp (Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies Program) 

Dr. Benjamin “Benji” Chang (Teacher Education and Higher Education) 

Dr. Eric Willie (School of Music) 

Dr. Tetyana Ignatova (Nanoscience) 

Dr. Stephen Skorski (Interior Architecture) 

Dr. Elizabeth Tomlin (Biology) 

Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo (Library and Information Science) 

Tammy Gruer (Library and Information Science) 

Natalie Sowell (School of Theater) 

Dr. DeAnne Brooks (Kinesiology) 

Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy (Sociology) 

Dr. Brad Johnson (Teacher Education and Higher Education) 

Dr. Jenni Simon (Communication Studies) 

Dr. Mariche Bayonas (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 

Dr. Sandra Echeverria (Public Health Education) 

Dr. Crystal Epstein (Nursing) 

Dr. Heather Brook Adams (English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)  

Dr. Bonnie Canziani (Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, and Tourism) 

Dr. Nicole Scalissi (Contemporary Art History) 

Erin Harrison (Communication Studies)

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