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Seven Purdue Agriculture faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching

Laura Bowling, Agronomy 

Laura Bowling is the director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program and professor of agronomy. 

The Office of Academic Programs, along with the College of Agriculture Awards Committee and Agricultural Research and Graduate Education, announced seven recipients of the 2022-2023 College of Agriculture Faculty and Staff teaching awards. The awardees were chosen by a committee of faculty and undergraduate students and will be formally recognized at the November 29th Celebration of Teaching Excellence event.

Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching

Laura Bowling, Agronomy

Laura Bowling is the director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program and professor of agronomy.

Laura Bowling

ichard L. Kohls Outstanding Early Career Teaching 

Krystal Hans, Entomology 

Krystal Hans is the director of forensic science and assistant professor of forensic entomology.

Krystal Hans

Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teacher

Natalia Dudareva, Biochemistry 

Natalia Dudareva is the director of Purdue’s Center for Plant Biology and distinguished professor of biochemistry. 

Natalia Dudareva

Outstanding Service to Students

Julie Pluimer, Forestry and Natural Resources 

Julie Pluimer is a senior academic advisor and administrative manager in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. 

Julie Pluimer

Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Faculty & Lecturers

Shawn Ehlers, Agricultural and Biological Engineering 

Shawn Ehlers is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 

Shawn Ehlers

David C. Pfendler Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor

Mitch Tuinstra, Agronomy 

Mitch Tuinstra is a professor of plant breeding and genetics and Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research. He also serves as the scientific director of the Institute for Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture. 

Mitch Tuinstra

John T. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Innovation

Elizabeth Flaherty, Forestry and Natural Resources 

Elizabeth Flaherty is an associate professor of wildlife ecology and habitat management. 

Elizabeth Flaherty

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