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David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching

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Resnick and Halliday

Established as the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1993; renamed and substantially endowed in 2010 by John Wiley and Sons.
Named for David Halliday and Robert Resnick, authors of a very successful college-level textbook in introductory physics, and funded since 2010 primarily by a generous endowment from John Wiley and Sons, the publisher of that textbook, the David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate physics, which may include the use of innovative teaching methods.  The recipient, an AAPT member for whom undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility, delivers an address at an AAPT Summer Meeting and receives a monetary award, an Award Certificate, a copy of the citation, and travel expenses to the meeting. Previous winners of the Oersted Medal or the Robert A. Millikan Medal are not eligible for this award.   Self-nomination is not appropriate for this award.

Award Winners

2014

Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood, North Carolina State University, Apex, NC
"Inviting Students Into the 21st Century"

2013

Michael Jackson, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
"Teaching Physics and Its Role in the survival (and growth) of a Physics Program"

2012

Kevin M. Lee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer education and the Department of Physics and Astronomy

"Letting Technology Do What Technology Is Good At"  UStream video (at 39 minutes)

2011

Edward E. Prather, University of Arizona
"Teaching Space Science: A STEM Transformation Vehicle that Really Works"

2010

William P. Hogan, Joliet Junior College
"Stumbling on a Tightrope"

2009

Mario Belloni, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
"Using Technology to Increase Student Engagement Inside and Outside of the Classroom"

2008

Corinne Manogue, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
"The View From the Other Side of the Mountains: Exploring the Middle Division"

2007

Steven L. Manly, University of Rochester, NY
"Experiences in Collaborative Learning at the University of Rochester—It's All in the Shoes"

2006

Michael Dubson, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
"Three or Four Golden Rules of Lecturing"

2005

Gary Gladding, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
"Reforming Introductory Physics Courses at Research Universities"

2004

Robert W. Brown, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
"The Fourth Decade"

2003

Mike Zeilik, University of New Mexico, NM
"Assessment as the "Hidden Variable" in Conceptual Physics Achievement"

2002

Thomas L. O'Kuma, Lee College, Baytown, TX
"Some Thoughts on Teaching Introductory Physics"

2001

Robert Ehrlich, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
"Our Job is Never Done"

2000

Dwight E. Neuenschwander, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
"Conversations with Ghosts"

1999

Marvin L. Nelson, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
"Teaching Physics in a Two-Year College: An Opportunity, a Challenge, and an Obligation"

1998

John W. Jewett Jr., Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
"Physics with Antiques: A Potpourri of Examples"

1997

Raymond C. Turner, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
"Physics Is Fun ...Some of the Time"