Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dr. Myrstol and Prof. Knudsen selected to receive 2015 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Dr. Brad Myrstol and Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Justice faculty, have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and exceptional service to the university and were recently announced as recipients of the 2015 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

Excellence in Teaching:
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Legal Study faculty: "Professor Knudsen sets the standard for excellence in teaching. Rather than relying on instructor's manuals or canned online resources, in every exercise she prepares for students, she carefully crafts an original problem that incorporates Alaska-specific legal rules as well as actual case studies from Alaska practice."


 Excellence in Academic Research/Creative Activity:
Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC): "Dr. Myrstol is one of the Justice Center's most productive researchers. He is recognized for his expertise in community-based participatory research and his knowledge of sophisticated statistical modeling. He is also increasingly recognized for his emerging expertise in conducting research in tribal communities and makes important contributions to our education and service missions."

The other categories for the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence include Promoting Student Achievement, Staff Excellence, Diversity, Community Engagement and Service, and Stewardship.