Purdue recently honored six exceptional teachers with the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy, who was a history professor at the University between 1927 and 1970.

This year’s recipients are:

Eric Barker, associate dean for research and professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology; Peter Hollenbeck, professor of biological sciences; George Hollich, associate professor of psychological Murphy Awards honor outstanding undergraduate teaching sciences; Fred Mannering, the Charles Pankow Professor of Civil Engineering and associate director for research; Marcy Towns, professor of chemistry; and Mariko Wei, associate professor of Japanese and linguistics.

The University’s highest undergraduate teaching honor, the Murphy Award is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award and induction into Purdue’s Teaching Academy, which provides leadership for the improvement of undergraduate, graduate and outreach teaching.