LTU has amazing faculty, and we recognize outstanding teaching with two awards

1) The Henry and Barbara Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to a faculty member who has distinguished themself in the classroom as an OUTSTANDING TEACHER. 

2019-20 academic year has been a very challenging time with all of us being called upon to quickly and swiftly adapt to changes in how we deliver knowledge, learn, or both. In addition to nominations that are highlighting overall teaching qualities, we are encouraging nominations that also consider faculty that:

  • Went to extraordinary lengths to be attentive to students and flexible in smoothly transitioning to an online teaching and learning environment, during the second part of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Have mentored colleagues in adopting contemporary methods of teaching and/or technology inclusion.
  • Have participated in the scholarship of teaching and learning and shared their knowledge and experiences in formal and/or informal activities across campus and beyond.

Faculty members, students, and administrators are encouraged to nominate worthy candidates. LTU faculty, adjunct faculty, and instructors who have taught at the university for AT LEAST FIVE YEARS are eligible to receive the award. Finalists for the award will be asked to submit a one-page Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a CV. Final selection will be done during fall 2020 by the Provost.

Nominate an LTU faculty for the Horldt Award


2) Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Award recognizes faculty who use technology to innovate teaching strategies and student learning experiences.

We recognize that due to Covid-19 restrictions, all of our faculty are using technology to deliver courses and meet with students; however, you might know of an instructor who is meeting this challenge in remarkable ways that may serve as a model for the entire University. They might be using tools like Zoom and Canvas in unique ways that go beyond lectures and sharing documents. They might be adopting other tools or technology applications in ways that not only provide remote instruction but also allow for  rich, engaging learning experience.

Technology may be related to equipment and devices or software and apps. It may be discipline-specific or general use of technology tools. The key is how the faculty member is innovative in using these tools and the effect they have on student learning. Finalists will be asked to submit a one-page summary describing their use of technology in their teaching. Final selection is made by the Provost. 

Please consider the following criteria when nominating an instructor:

  • Innovative use of technology to deliver instruction and course content.
  • Creative use of technology to expand how students are engaged and/or supported in learning activities.
  • Pioneering use of a technology tool or application to assess and improve student learning.

Nominate an LTU faculty for the TLT Award.


The Henry B. and Barbara J. Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award recipients

2007  Ben Sweet

2008  Annette Lerine Steenkamp

2009  Jerry Crist

2010  Andrew Gerhart

2011  John Tocco

2012  Jamie Hsu

2013  Guang-Chong Zhu

2014  Patty Castelli

2015 Anne Kohnke

2016 Mark Farlow

2017 James Mynderse

2018 Chris Riedel

2019 George Moschelli

Past TLT Award Winners

2009 Dan Price

2010 Constance Bodurow

2011 Jim Stevens

2012 Pam Lowry

2013 Mark Farlow

2014 Don Carpenter

2015 Lior Shamir

2016 – no recipient

2017 Eric Ward

2018 Keith Kowalkowski

2019 Scott Schneider