Faculty Development Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Grants and Awards

The Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center offers grant opportunities for faculty development and facilitates awards for faculty achievement.  We are happy to collaborate with faculty seeking to develop proposals or to conduct research linked to improving learning and teaching.

LTC Innovation Grants

For details on the CAP Crossing Boundaries Grant opportunities call 229-4898

Dr. Anne Crecelius, 2018 Recipient of Faculty Award in Teaching

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Dr. Anne Crecelius, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Science, is recognized by colleagues and students as an excellent teacher.  She constantly seeks to improve the classroom experience and student learning through ongoing assessment and innovation. Anne has mentored many students in the Integrative Human Physiology Lab and directed a number of honors theses and master’s theses.   Beyond the classroom and lab, she has hosted a journal club for students to discuss scientific articles and developed community-based learning opportunities that enabled students to develop their skills while serving others. As one of her students noted, Anne “clearly cares about her students both inside and outside the classroom.”

Dr. Dorian Borbonus, 2018 Recipient of Faculty Award in Scholarship

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Dr. Dorian Borbonus, Associate Professor in the Department of History, is an archaeologist and historian who studies Roman society through its funerary culture.   His book Columbarium Tombs and Collective Identity in Augustan Rome, published by Cambridge University Press, uses funerary remains to reconstruct the social conditions of non-elite Romans.  The Classical Review describes it as “comprehensive, timely, and erudite;” other reviewers call it laudable, vivid, and enlightening.   Dorian has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Archaeological Institute; in 2016 a prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship enabled him to continue his research on funerary monuments in Rome.

Dr. Kristen Comfort, 2018 Recipient of Faculty Award in Scholarship

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Dr. Kristen Comfort, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, researches the generation of enhanced cellular-based models for bio-therapeutic screening and evaluation.  Her productivity is remarkable, with 17 peer-reviewed articles since 2013. She has received $1.6 million in external funding, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant, which is one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards.  Kristen is also devoted to nurturing future researchers, mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students in her research lab. Her colleagues have described her work as amazing, excellent, and exceptional.


Faculty Development