Dorman, Manz receive LAS awards

March 10, 2021
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) recognized two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) faculty with awards at the virtual Fall 2020 LAS Convocation and Awards: Dr. Karin Dorman and Dr. Carly Manz.

Carly Manz, assistant teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology
Carly Manz, assistant teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology, holds her 2020 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Achievement in Teaching Award.

Karin Dorman, professor in genetics, development and cell biology and statistics
Karin Dorman, joint faculty member in genetics, development and cell biology and in statistics, dons a floppy hat as she participates in one of the "Girls in Science" Science Center of Iowa events.

Dorman — recipient of LAS Award for Inclusive Excellence

Professor Karin Dorman, who has a joint faculty appointment in statistics and GDCB, received the 2020 LAS Award for Inclusive Excellence. Dorman was nominated by the Department of Statistics.

The award “recognizes faculty and P&S [Professional and Scientific] staff who have advanced the college’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion outside of their compensated responsibilities through their teaching, scholarship, service, or campus-community outreach.”

According to LAS program information, Dorman “has spoken to hundreds of young girls about the excitement of science, mentored women in their pursuit of higher STEM [Science, Technology, Educataion and Math] education and guided underrepresented minority students to graduate degrees in STEM. She has served on the Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate (AGEP) faculty council and as a co-mentor of the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) cluster at ISU. She encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to stay in STEM through daily and persistent interactions.”

Manz – recipient of LAS Early Achievement in Teaching Award

GDCB Assistant Teaching Professor Carly Manz received the 2020 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Achievement in Teaching Award.

The award “recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding teaching performance, usually early in their professional careers.”

According to LAS program information, Manz “excels in teaching foundational biology and anatomy courses, as attested by exceptional student evaluations, outstanding peer teaching reviews and supporting statements from students and colleagues. She promotes excellence in pedagogy through her research publications, and she has been called upon to present her effective teaching methods in faculty workshops. She has enriched the learning experience for thousands of students and inspires her colleagues by her example.”

Complete details and a video on the Fall 2020 LAS Convocation and Awards are available on the LAS website.

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