Professor Brian Sutton was selected as this year’s recipient for the Founders Award for Institutional Development. Professor Sutton was recognized for his service across a wide array of University initiatives and campus governance groupss, including service on the UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate, as chairman of the University’s General Education Council and the Committee on Awards and Recognition, in addition to numerous additional committees and working groups. This fall he begins a one-year term as chairman of the University Committee and the concurrent role as speaker of the Senate. Sutton began his faculty career at UW-Green Bay in 1992.
Professor Dereke Jeffreys was selected as this year’s recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching. Colleagues and students alike express admiration that each of his courses requires direct engagement with and substantive analysis of significant issues, encouraging students to wrestle with important issues and ideas on a personal level. The citation noted that students consistently describe his courses using phrases such as “the most important I have taken during my undergraduate career,” or “the most though-provoking experience I have encountered.” Jeffreys, the author of a recent, critically acclaimed book on the ethics of torture, and a previous book on Pope John Paul II and his philosophy of human dignity, joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2000.