Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching

All members of the Gustavus community are invited to nominate a faculty member for the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. (Past award winners are listed below.)

Nominations should include examples and details to support the nomination. These details might illustrate:

  • The faculty member's excellence in his/her discipline
  • The faculty member's success in generating enthusiasm, insight and thought in classrooms, studios and laboratories
  • Practices that show the faculty member to be creative, stimulating or responsive
  • Teaching that is especially collaborative, supportive, or innovative
  • Mentoring and advising that inspire academic excellence
  • Support for student research, scholarship and creativity
  • The basis of your special respect for this person's teaching
Award Nomination

Please submit nominations by April 15, 2014

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The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching is the highest honor granted to a member of the Gustavus faculty. It represents a broadly shared desire to celebrate one teacher in each academic year who has demonstrated truly outstanding effort, accomplishment, and dedicated service to Gustavus students' best educational interests.

Your vote and accompanying comments are highly valued in this process. We encourage you to invest a few minutes to recognize someone who has made a powerful difference at Gustavus.

The following is a list of previous winners. Please nominate someone who has not previously received the award. (Those currently on the faculty are indicated in bold print.


Previous Edgar M. Carlson Award Winners
Year Winner Department
2013 Rebecca Fremo English
2012 Alisa Rosenthal Political Science
2011 Barbara Zust Nursing
2010 Leila Brammer Communication Studies
2009 Rick Orpen Music
2008 Richard Leitch Political Science
2007 Claude Brew English
2006 Paul Saulnier Physics
2005 Robert Gardner Theatre and Dance
2004 Lisa Heldke Philosophy
2003 Cindy Johnson Biology
2002 Max Hailperin Computer Science
2001 Gretchen Hofmeister Chemistry
2000 Eric Eliason English
1999 Douglas Nimmo Music
1998 Florence Amamoto English
1997 Mark Johnson Geology
1996 Christopher Gilbert Political Science
1995 Ann Brady English
1994 Thomas Emmert History
1993 Ronald Christenson Political Science
1992 Douglas Huff Philosophy
1991 Marleen Flory Classics
1990 William Dean Religion
1989 Linnea Wren Art and Art History
1988 John Lammert Biology
1987 Robert Moline Geography
1986 William Freiert Classics
1985 Arthur Glass Biology
1984 Luke Reinsma English
1983 Nancy Baker Health and Exercise Science
1982 Kevin Byrne History
1981 Gerhard Alexis English
1980 Michael Maione French
1979 Robert Esbjornson Religion
1978 Kyle Montague Economics and Management
1977 Arne Langsjoen Chemistry
1976 Verona Gordon Nursing
1975 James Costello Physics
1974 Jack Clark Religion
1973 John Kendall Psychology
1972 Lawrence Owen English
1971 Richard Fuller Physics