The award is the highest honor bestowed upon Marquette University faculty members, recognizing their excellence as teacher-scholars.

Prof. C.J. Hribal, professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a 2021 Robert and Mary Gettel Teaching Excellence Award.

Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest honor bestowed upon Marquette University faculty members. Recipients are nominated by colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars.

Prof. C.J. Hribal

C.J. is celebrated for his philosophy of teaching through empathetic imagination in which he emphasizes four main styles of learning: lecture, imitation, practice and repetition, and experience and experimentation.

The concept of empathetic imagination in education is so important to him, C.J. says, because the practice in the…

The award recognizes James for his excellence in scholarship and major contributions to his field of research.

Dr. James Marten, professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a 2021 Way Klingler Fellowship Award.

Dr. James Marten

“This is both a wonderful honor and important source of funding for my current research on the war-time and post-war experiences of a single regiment of Civil War soldiers, their families and their communities,” James says. “I plan to use the funds from the fellowship to help with the final phase of research, which will include a trip to the National Archives in Washington and hiring of student research assistants.”

One nominator wrote that James is…

By Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Brothers of Coweta: Kinship, Empire, and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Muscogee World” is available July 28, 2021, from University of South Carolina Press

In Brothers of Coweta Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history, explores how family and clan served as the structural foundation of the Muscogee (Creek) Indian world through the lens of two brothers, who emerged from the historical shadows to shape the forces of empire, colonialism, and revolution that transformed the American South during the eighteenth century.

Learn more or purchase this book at USC Press

Dr. Rindfleisch answered some questions about his new book, including his favorite part of the process and what he hopes to accomplish.

How would you describe the book in one sentence?

Brothers of Coweta

The award supports promising new scholars in critical stages of their careers.

Dr. Jason Farr, assistant professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a 2021 Way Klingler Early Career Award.

The Way Klingler Early Career Award supports promising new scholars in critical stages of their careers. The awards are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover a portion of salary to afford the recipients a one-semester release from teaching.

Dr. Jason Farr

“I’m so grateful for this recognition of my research, and to be a recipient of this generous award from the Helen Way Klingler foundation,” Jason says. …

The fellowships are given to select full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship.

Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo and her research team in the Delta Dental Research Laboratory at the School of Dentistry.

Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, chair and professor of general dental sciences in the School of Dentistry, is the recipient of a 2021 Way Klingler Fellowship Award.

Way Klingler Fellowships are awarded to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. The recipient of the fellowship receives funding annually for three years to support critical research that requires time, access to information, and travel. This year, two fellowships in science and two in the humanities were awarded.

The awards are given to select full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship.

Dr. Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is a recipient of the 2021 Way Klingler Fellowship Award.

The Way Klingler Fellowship Awards are given to select full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. This year, two Way Klingler fellowships in science and two in the humanities were awarded.

Dr. Paul Gasser

The science fellow receives financial support annually for three years to fund critical research that requires time, access to information, and travel.

“I am very honored to have received this prestigious fellowship,” Paul says. “It will…

Engineering Dean Dr. Kristina Ropella reflects on progress made, and areas for improvement, when it comes to diversity in engineering.

Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, with a group of students on campus in 2019.

Dr. Kristina Ropella is the Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University.

Ropella joined the Biomedical Engineering Department faculty in 1990 and served as the chair of the department from 2004 to 2013, when she was then named executive associate dean of the college. Ropella went on to become the college’s first-ever female dean in 2015.

The award recognizes her significant and innovative research and scholarship accomplishments in the field of biomedical sciences.

Dr. Claire Kirchhoff, clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 Participating Faculty Research Award.

The Participating Faculty Research Award recognizes research or scholarship accomplishments of a non-tenure track faculty member at Marquette University. An award of $3,000 is provided to the selected full-time participating faculty member based on their record of scholarly activity within the past five years. The award is distributed based on the significance and innovation of the described program of research or scholarship as well as the broader impacts of the research.

Dr. Claire Kirchhoff

Claire’s research in evolutionary…

One year since the dean’s passing, the Marquette community reflects on his legacy

Illustration by Keith Witmer

Dr. Joe Daniels was a man for others. As professor and chair of the Economics Department, he was known as an approachable educator who went above and beyond for students, especially those who needed extra support.

He was an equally welcoming colleague to his peers across campus, whether serving as co-director of the Center for Applied Economics or as a member of many committees and advisory boards. In his most recent post, he served the College of Business Administration as Keyes Dean, offering his vision to the…

The award recognizes exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.

Dr. Pilar Bellver, associate professor of Spanish in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a 2021 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.

The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes one faculty member and one staff member who demonstrate exemplary leadership and manifest the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.

Dr. Pilar Bellver

“I am honored to have been chosen for this award, particularly since diversity and inclusion is central to the work my colleagues and I do in languages,” Pilar says. “Teaching an increasingly-diverse body of students has made me realize that inclusion is…

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