Book of Great Teachers gains 68 names

December 3, 2013  

Book of Great Teachers

Inductees into the Book of Great Teachers are listed on a bronze-and-walnut wall display in the west foyer of the Union. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
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Sixty-eight Purdue professors were honored Monday (Dec. 2) when they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers, which honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom.

Held every five years, the induction ceremony took place in Purdue Memorial Union. President Mitch Daniels and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, spoke at the event.

Automatically included in the Book of Great Teachers were professors with 10 years of service to the University who previously have been honored with the Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, recognized as Indiana Professor of the Year or named by the trustees as distinguished professors of teaching. Other inductees had at least 15 years of service to the University and were nominated by students, alumni and colleagues. Three professors were inducted posthumously.

"The Book of Great Teachers is an important symbol of a greater legacy, which is the tens of the thousands of lives that have been changed by these extraordinary teachers," Whittaker says. "We're honored to add this new class of teachers to the legacy."

Everyone inducted into the Book of Great Teachers is listed on a bronze-and-walnut wall display in the west foyer of the Union. The display was first unveiled in 1999. Including the most recently inducted professors, the book includes 384 names.

Professors honored were, by college:


Freddie Barnard
Lawrence DeBoer Jr.
Frank Dooley
John Dunning Jr.
Dale Forsyth
Marshall Martin
Martin Okos
Paul Siciliano Jr.
Kim Wilson


Sandra Abell (posthumously)
Teresa Taber Doughty
David Eichinger
Peggy Ertmer
Harold Jaus
Sarah Templin
Alfred DeVito


Douglas Adams
Charles Babbs Jr.
Daniel Budny
William Crossley
Steven Heister
Gerald Heydt
Fred Mannering
Michael Melloch
Loring Nies
Jason Papastavrou
Dimitrios Peroulis

Health and Human Sciences

Ximena Arriaga
Patricia Coyle-Rogers
George Hollich
Douglas Powell
E. Marsella Smith (posthumously)
Jon Story
Thomas Templin

Liberal Arts

Janet Alsup
Margie Berns
Patricia Boling
Joshua Boyd
Kristina Bross
Robin Clair
Susan Curtis
Keith Dickson
Herbert Eagle
Joel Ebarb
Rachel Einwohner
Felix Gagliano
William Gass
Marifran Mattson
Thomas Nunn (Purdue North Central)
Nancy Peterson
Charles Ross
Frank Sabol
Keith Shimko
Mariko Wei


Harold Kirkwood Jr.


Eric Barker
Kevin Sowinski


Dor Ben-Amotz
Jean Chmielewski
Peter Hollenbeck
Christine Hrycyna
James McClure
Melvin Mellon (posthumously)

Science and Education

Ed Dubinsky


Gary Bertoline
Henry Kraebber, Jr.
Herman Stoelk (IUPUI, posthumously)

Veterinary Medicine

Dwight Bennett Jr.

Writer: Amanda Hamon, 49-61325,

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