The faculty of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI recognized three of their own with the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards. The awards recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and/or service over multiple years and are selected by the faculty affairs committee of the Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly based on nominations.
Outstanding Tenure-Track Faculty Award
Elizabeth Goering, Professor of Communication Studies
Professor Elizabeth Goering’s commitment to IUPUI is demonstrated not only in her leadership efforts in the Department of Communication Studies but also in her efforts to advance the school and the campus by participating in curriculum building and international teaching opportunities. Professor Goering has an impressive record of peer-reviewed scholarship across teaching, research, and service. In 2015 she published the book “Understanding Patients’ Voices: A Multi-method Approach to Health Discourse.” Professor Goering has earned the Trustees Teaching award 6 times and was selected into Indiana University’s Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET). She is known for being active in curriculum and program development, incorporating civic engagement and service learning into her classes, and mentoring students. “She exemplifies the type of scholar, teacher, and colleague that IUPUI values and depends on to keep us a cutting edge urban university,” said one of the nominators.
Outstanding Lecturer Award
Amy Bomke, Lecturer in Spanish
Professor Amy Bomke’s contributions to student education include the creation of environments conducive to learning, cultural engagement, and inclusion of technology. She is responsible for the curriculum and assessment of multi-section courses that enroll over 1,000 students per year. Professor Bomke’s accomplishments include her addition of a service-learning component to a 300-level Spanish conversation class, and her collaboration in a Themed Learning Community on Latinos in the US. A strong mentor to students and faculty alike, she has been a member of numerous capstone committees, directed honor’s projects, and mentored many in the MAT program in Spanish. “Amy’s record in teaching and service is long, multifaceted, and impressive. She has demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, a high level of teaching and mentoring, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching. She has also proven her strong commitment to serving the department, the school, and the campus through a variety of activities,” wrote a nominator.
Outstanding Associate Faculty Award
Milena Mileva, Associate Faculty, English
Professor Milena Mileva began teaching within the Department of English as a graduate student earning her master’s degree in education. She has been praised for her deep concern for students’ wellbeing both within and outside the classroom. Working with many international students, Professor Mileva teaches IUPUI bridge courses and tutors in the University Writing Center. She has dedicated herself to aiding first-year students who are learning collegiate reading and writing skills and new ways of thinking. Professor Mileva is sought out by students and her classes fill quickly each semester. “Milena has a profound impact on the international and American students,” said one letter of nomination. “Milena, as a non-native speaker of English herself, is especially sensitive to these students’ needs.”News Categories: Communication Studies | English | World Languages and Cultures