Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University. The Wittke Award is presented each year to two Case Western Reserve University faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.
2013 Wittke Award Winners
The winners of the 2013 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are Eileen Anderson-Fye, Anthropology, and Paul Barnhart, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prof. Anderson-Fye's nominator stated, "I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Anderson-Fye and her love for the material she teaches and genuine interest in the well-being of her students." Prof. Barnhart's nomination said that he is "the best professor I've ever had. If, at the end of the semester, I had a choice to either keep my textbook or my lecture notes, I would choose to keep my notebook."
Both will be honored at the 2013 Commencement exercises on May 19 during the Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony.
2012 Wittke Award Winners
This 2012 Wittke Award winners were Heath Demaree, Psychological Sciences, and Ramez Islambouli, Modern Languages and Literatures. Student comments about Prof. Demaree included such remarks as "Absolutely amazing at everything he does...This award was meant for him" and "Dr. D's class is one of the most memorable and challenging class that I have ever taken at Case." Ramez Islambouli was described as "a great professor that cares a great deal about his student's learning...He is very encouraging of everyone, and will certainly go out of his way to help any struggling students. He beyond a doubt deserves this award."
2011 Wittke Award Winners
The 2011 Wittke Award winners were Brian Metrovich, associate professor of Civil Engineering, and Bernard Jim, SAGES Fellow. These two professors were rewarded for their teaching efforts, including the ways they adapt and tweak their teaching styles to meet student needs.