Warner College Faculty and Staff Awarded at Celebrate CSU Event!Each year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff. At the 2014 event, five faculty and staff from Warner College of Natural Resources were among those recognized with awards for their outstanding achievements.
John Moore - University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
John Moore was recognized with one of CSU's highest honors for faculty - selected as a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar by CSU. The award recognizing him as one of the most outstanding teachers in his discipline. Moore is professor and head of Warner College's Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and director of the renowned Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.
The title of University Distinguished Teaching Scholar (UDTS) recognizes outstanding faculty who have excelled as teachers and educators. Those designated as UDTSs at Colorado State University retain this title for the duration of their association with the institution. Only 12 people may hold the title at any one time, exclusive of any retired faculty members holding the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar Emeritus.
Moore’s leadership as the director of CSU’s Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory has been transformative and his intellectual advances in the field of soil ecology are routinely published in leading scientific journals. He led the effort to create a new academic program at CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources – establishing the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability in 2012 and launching a new ESS Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 that has already enrolled more than 100 students and growing.
Transformative and remarkable“As a scientist, John is exemplary,” said Warner College Dean Joyce Berry. “His leadership is transformative and his intellectual advances in the field of soil ecology and development of a new Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at CSU is remarkable. But more importantly, John has touched the lives of thousands of students - from his efforts to advance K-12 education for ecology, science, and math - to his projects to improve access to STEM science opportunities for minority and rural students.”
Moore’s impact on students is felt far beyond the walls of Colorado State University. He has touched the lives of thousands of students through his efforts in K-12 education, his initiatives to develop programs to enhance ecology, science and math teaching, and his projects to increase minority participation in environmental sciences. He is truly dedicated to students’ academic success, particularly in the sciences. He has been a leader in securing multiple grants to create new outreach and education opportunities for underserved populations across many communities in Colorado.
Global recognitionIn 2012, Moore was elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, and he regularly volunteers to present at academic and industry science meetings on diverse educational topics to expand and improve global capacity for ecological education. He serves on advisory committees for the Ecological Society of America and the National Science Foundation, and his program in systems and soils ecology is recognized globally.
Brett Bruyere - Office of International Programs Distinguished Service AwardBrett Bruyere is a professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and was awarded for the significant impact he has made campus-wide on internationalization efforts of Colorado State University. Brett's teaching and research addresses environmental communication and community-based conservation, often in a context of developing world settings.
He launched an alternative winter break course to Kenya and also launched a new integrated ecological and social field methods course there last summer. He serves as the director of the department's Conservation Leadership Through Learning master's program, and its 200-acre Environmental Learning Center. He is originally from Seattle, Washington, and directs a non-profit to support educational access in the northern region of Kenya. Congratulations, Brett!
Bob and Nancy Sturtevant - Office of International Programs Distinguished Service Award
Bob Sturtevant is a an alumnus of Warner College ('75 B.S. outdoor recreation, '80 M.S. recreation resources) and a retired forester with Colorado State Forest Service. He and his wife Nancy has been an integral part of CSU's Peace Corps International Masters Program and have led numerous partnerships to support communities in Ethiopia through academic resources and community support. Congratulations, Bob and Nancy!
Joyce Pratt - Outstanding Achievement Award
Stuart Cottrell - Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award
Stuart Cottrell is a professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and was honored as a CSU faculty member who demonstrates an innovative contribution to service-learning curriculum development and/or community outreach. Stuart’s passion is sailing.
Early in his career, Stuart was Program Director of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, a marine aquatic program with the Boy Scouts of America in the Florida Keys. He has also run his own sailing charters as a business owner. At CSU, he teaches courses in ecotourism, sustainable tourism development, and tourism research - including study abroad courses in the Bahamas and international positions in Estonia and other countries. Congratulations, Stu!
Click here to read about all of the award winners at Celebrate CSU.