The Professor of the Year Award was established in 1975 and is given annually to honor excellence in teaching. The award is based on excellence in the classroom; impact on students, both in and out of class; contributions to the department, the college, and the profession; contributions to curriculum development; and community service. Faculty members may not receive the Professor of the Year award more than once every five years.

Professor of the Year Nomination Information

The recipient of the Professor of the Year Award:

  1. serves as grand marshal for Moraine Valley’s graduation ceremony,
  2. is formally recognized at the annual Staff Recognition Dinner (held in late spring), and
  3. is nominated by the college for annual faculty recognition awards.

Previous Professor of the Year Award Recipients

2022 — David Viar
2021 — Dr. Maha Sweis-Dababneh
2020 — Dr. Linda Brandt
2018 — Dr. Tom Dow
2017 — Dr. Craig Rosen
2016 — Sheryl Bundy
2015 — Michelle August
2014 — Debbie Guerrero
2013 — Jeannine Christensen
2012 — Keith Nabb
2011 — Nikolas Shizas
2010 — Nick Thomas
2009  — Michelle Zurawski
2008  — J.C. Malitzke
2007 — Donna McCauley
2006 — Delwyn Jones
2005 — Mike Timmons
2004 — Kristine M. Christensen
2003 — Sue Phelan
2002 — Janice Hill
2001 — Edward E. Devine
2000 — Deborah Z. Poropat
1999 — Thomas H. Sullivan
1998 — Agita Huns
1997 — John J. Burian
1996 — John Sullivan
1995 — James F. Higgins
1994 — Jane Corradetti
1993 — Richard Fritz
1992 — Joanna Kirvaitis
1991 — Douglas Gehrke
1990 — Phyllis Kozlowski
1989 — Patricia McKeague
1988 — Nancy Potempa and Mary Rita Freudenthal
1987 — Harold Boadway and William Muller
1986 — Anne Brown Donnersberger
1985 — Randy DeVillez and Mary Rita Sullivan
1984 — Kay Schneegas
1980-81 — Francine Smolucha
1979-80 — Richard Fritz
1978-79 — Justin Synnestvedt
1977-78 — Raoul De La Noval
1976-77 — Roger Carlsen
1975-76 — Roland Arocha