Roger L. Miesfeld, Department Head of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been named a University Distinguished Professor by the UA Provost. Professor Miesfeld's nomination detailed an extraordinary record of teaching, research, and institutional leadership. He has made nationally-recognized contributions to the scholarship of teaching, including peer-reviewed research articles, and three textbooks adopted across the country. Professor Miesfeld was cited for his high-impact innovations that have worked to flip the classroom by making use of state-of-the-art online biochemistry materials and teams of undergraduate preceptors in his courses that routinely enroll 350 students. The university review committee also took note of Professor Miesfeld's highly productive research program, his strong departmental leadership, and the international recognition that he has gained.
The University Distinguished Professor awards were created in 1995 by President Manuel Pacheco to recognize faculty who have a long-term commitment to undergraduate education and have made outstanding contributions at The University of Arizona. Individuals holding any faculty rank are eligible, although emeritus faculty are not eligible. Up to two awards may be made each year. In addition to the title of University Distinguished Professor, this award carries a $5,000 increase to base salary. Professor Miesfeld joins Distinguished Professor Vicente Talanquer as the only other CBC faculty member to have earned this award. Since its inception in 1995, only sixteen faculty in the College of Science have been named a University Distinguished Professor.
The 2018 university award recipients will be recognized at the Regents' Professors, University Distinguished Professors, and University Distinguished Outreach Faculty Induction Ceremony that honors recipients of the highest faculty teaching awards at the University of Arizona.Wednesday, February 28, 2018