Dinsdale Family Faculty Award

Matt Kreifels
Matt Kreifels
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
2021 Dinsdale Award recipient

In recognition of a meritorious faculty member for unique contribution in teaching, research, or extension education

About: The Dinsdale Family Faculty Award is in honor of the Dinsdale family.  The funds of this gift shall be used to provide awards to faculty for outstanding teaching, research, and outreach in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Nominations will be evaluated based on creativity and excellence of the nominee's work in fulfilling his or her position description.  Examples of such creativity and excellence may include grants, publications and impact in the area of research; student evaluations, development of new methods of teaching, grants and course development in the area of teaching; and program impacts, responsiveness to clientele needs and development of new programs, materials and publications in the area of extension and outreach.

Award:
$2000

Eligibility: Faculty member who has not yet been awarded tenure or who is not in a tenure track position; e.g. equivalent rank faculty, lecturers, extension educators, who have demonstrated unique contributions in teaching, research, or extension education.

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Nomination Instructions

The full nomination packet should be submitted electronically via "NOMINATION FORM" link below and include;

  • Letter of recommendation; the nomination packet must include a letter of recommendation from the nominator. The letter should include a detailed description of the qualities which make your nominee deserving of the award, including specific examples and quotes from colleagues when available. 
  • A current position description
  • An abbreviated CV; maximum of 5 pages.

Submit completed nomination packets electronically via the "Nomination Form". Once submitted, nomination packets are forwarded to the nominee's unit administrator for final approval.

All nominations are due October 1.

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Past Awardees

Dinsdale Award
Year Recipient Department 
2021 Matt Kreifels Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
2020  Ajai Ammachathram  Nutrition and Health Sciences
2019  Rebecca Wachs  Biological Systems Engineering
2018  Cory Walters  Agricultural Economics 
2017  Dipti Dev  Child, Youth and Family Studies 
2016  Tomas Helikar  Biochemistry 
2015  Samodha Fernando  Animal Science 
2014  David Lambe  Agronomy & Horticulture 
2014  Deepak Keshwani  Biological Systems Engineering 
2013  Harkamal Walia  Agronomy & Horticulture 
2013  Tonia Durden  Child, Youth, & Family 
2012  Daniel Ciobanu  Animal Science 
2012  Angie Pannier  Biological Systems Engineering 
2012  Tom Weissling  Entomology 
2011  Aaron Berger  Panhandle Research & Extension Center 
2011  Cheryl Bailey  Biochemistry 
2011  Jennifer Wood  Animal Science 
2010  Maria de Guzman  Child, Youth, & Family 
2009  Tamra Jackson  Plant Pathology 
2009  Jens Walter  Food Science & Technology 
2008  Bill Booker  Panhandle Research & Extension Center 
2008  Stephen Wegulo  Plant Pathology 
2007  Amalia Yiannaka  Agricultural Economics 
2007  Deana Namuth  Agronomy & Horticulture 
2007  Kathy Hanford  Animal Science 
2006  Tala Awada  School of Natural Resources 
2006  Harshavardhan Thippareddi  Food Science & Technology 
2005  Greg Bashford  Biological Systems Engineering 
2005  Galen Erickson  Animal Science 
2004  Loren Giesler  Plant Pathology 
2004  Martha Mamo  Agronomy & Horticulture 
2003  Geoffrey Henebry  School of Natural Resources 
2003  Rosie Nold  Animal Science 
2002  Viacheslav Adamchuk  Biological Systems Engineering 
2002  Tom Clemente  Agronomy & Horticulture 
2001  Konstantinos Giannakas  Agricultural Economics 
2001  Scott Josiah  School of Natural Resources 
2000  Brian Benham  South Center Research & Extension Center 
2000  Jeffrey Cirillo  Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 
1999  Susan Hefle  Food Science & Technology