Chancellor's Academic Staff Award for Excellence

  • These $2,500 awards are a recognition of and investment in academic staff individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability and performance and show potential for future professional contributions to UW-Stout. Two awards will be given annually as determined by the criteria set forth, with final approval by the Chancellor.
  • This year we were fortunate to be able to offer the award to three individuals listed below.  This award is to be used for professional development during the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
        • James Handley, Social Science
        • Arthur Kneeland, Biology
        • Jeanne Rothaupt, Director/University Counseling

Chancellor's Award

  • The Chancellor's Award is presented after each semester for outstanding scholastic achievement to undergraduate students at UW-Stout who complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits with a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Students receive a certificate noting the achievement. A special Four Star recognition award will be given to students who attain a straight "A" average with a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits for the semester.
  • Fall semester award certificates are mailed out in late January.  Spring semester award certificates are mailed out in late June. 
  • University Communications provides Hometown News Service for students receiving the Chancellor's Award.

University Staff Employee Appreciation Award

Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Graduate and undergraduate students at UW-Stout vote for the Outstanding Teaching Award.  This award recognizes our teachers for their commitment to excellence and the university community and is presented at the fall engagement sessions in late August.  The recipients for 2015-2016 academic year are:
    • Jill Paetzold
    • Bernie Mullen
    • James Burritt
    • Keith Wojciechowski
    • Robin Muza
    • Melody Brennan
    • Daniel Atyim
    • Christopher Freeman
    • Alicia Stachowski

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

  • This award is given to a graduate faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and assistance to the graduate student community.  The recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year is:
    • Alicia Stachowski, Psychology

Outstanding Service Staff Member Award

  • Any student or employee may nominate a permanent university staff member for the Outstanding Service Staff Member Award.  This award is voted on by the students and recognizes a service staff employee for their commitment to excellence and the university community and is presented at the fall engagement session in late August.  The recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year is: 
    • Mandy Wolbert, Stout Online


The University of Wisconsin-Stout named professorships are to be viewed as an investment in individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and show promise for continued professional development and contributions to UW-Stout.  Below is a listing of our most recent recipients:

  • Dahlgren Professorship - Lopa Basu (2016-17)
  • Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship - Melody Brennan (2016-17)
  • Lenore Landry Apparel Design/Manufacturing Professorship - Gindy Neidermyer (2015-18)
  • G.A. Taft Manufacturing Engineering Professorship - Wei Zheng

Promotion and Tenure

The goal of the tenure and promotion policy and process is to provide a responsive and supportive collegial system which will foster the growth of excellent faculty capable of meeting the needs of students, the department, and the profession. The successful candidate will demonstrate the necessary expertise for a high level of personal and programmatic achievement by public actions over a number of years. Such actions should put the candidate and department in a favorable light with other professionals and with the varied audience for the department’s programs.


  • Bard, Gregory
  • Blumer, Markie
  • DeArmond, Alex
  • Etzbach, Colleen
  • Kuchta, Matthew
  • Lea, Virginia
  • Ray, Matthew
  • Shin, Joongmin

Promotion (Professor)

  • Basu, Lopamudra
  • Bland, Cynthia
  • Brantmeier, Tamara
  • Brown, Amanda
  • Fenton, Mark
  • Mason, Terrence
  • Rodriguez, Glendali
  • Rohrer, Cynthia

Promotion (Associate Professor w/

  • Bergstrand Othman, Lama
  • Oenga, Ibrahim
  • Shriner, Bethanne
  • Zimmerman, Todd

Promotion (Associate Professor)

  • Bates-Maves, Julie
  • Berg, Devin
  • Berrier, Seth
  • Diebel, Sarah
  • Edenborg, Katherine
  • Freeman, Christopher
  • Meisner, Robert
  • Onodera, Masako
  • Ruefman, Daniel
  • Schultz, Deanna
  • Shi, Wei
  • Slupe, Gregory
  • Stachowski, Alicia
  • Zheng, Wei

 2016 Board or Regents Diversity Award 

Up to three $5,000 awards are given to individuals, teams, or units from UW System institutions in recognition of institutional change agents that foster access and success for historically underrepresented populations. The Regents Diversity Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs. 

  • Multicultural Student Service

2015-16 Menomonie Chamber's Teacher of the Year

A well-educated workforce is critical to staying competitive and vibrant in today’s challenging economy. The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce has a long tradition of acknowledging the achievements of our area’s students and teachers.

  • Nels Paulson - Associate Professor,  Social Sciences Department,  College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

2016-17 Sabbaticals

The purpose of the faculty sabbatical program is to enable recipients to be engaged in intensive study in order to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the University.  This privilege should be granted to faculty members on the merit of their past academic contributions.

  • Lopa Basu - Full Year
  • Michael Bessert - Semester I
  • Amanda Little - Full Year
  • Robert Nelson - Full Year
  • Noah Norton - Semester II