RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS MR. JAMES ADAMS AND DR. DENNIS C. JACOBS
(Senate - November 19, 2002)

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RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS MR. JAMES ADAMS AND DR. DENNIS C. 
                                 JACOBS

 Mr. BAYH. Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate fellow 
Hoosiers Mr. James Adams and Dr. Dennis C. Jacobs on their recent 
selection as Professors of the Year. It is a major accomplishment as 
only four awards are given out nationally, one for each classification 
of institution. Mr. Adams was recognized as Outstanding Baccalaureate 
College Professor of the Year and Dr. Jacobs was recognized as 
Outstanding Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year.
  I am particularly proud, Mr. President, because Mr. Adams and Dr. 
Jacobs are two of four national Professors of the Year, and my home 
state of Indiana is the home for both. Both Mr. Adams and Dr. Jacobs 
represent the very best in higher education and Hoosier values.
  Mr. James Adams is a professor of art at Manchester College in North 
Manchester, Indiana. During 42 years at Manchester, Mr. Adams has 
taught in the Art, English, Music, and Spanish departments, driven by 
his interest in new technologies, integrating service with learning, 
and interdisciplinary approaches to subjects. He has truly set an 
example to the rest of the teaching community.
  In addition, Mr. Adams has been an exchange professor to Germany and 
Spain, and was instrumental in creating study-abroad programs on his 
campus. His international interest has also led him to supervise an 
Indiana University summer program in England, serve as faculty-in-
residence for DePauw University in Spain, and he has conducted at least 
20 student tours to Mayan sites.
  Mr. James Adams' hobbies have also brought him success. He is a 
practicing painter and photographer who has exhibited throughout the 
United States and in England, Mexico, and Spain. A contributor to his 
community, Mr. Adams is a frequent lecturer at the Fort Wayne Museum of 
Art, and he also does pro bono work with the local Department of Motor 
Vehicles office, serving as a translator for Latino residents new to 
the area.
  Mr. Adams earned undergraduate degrees at George Washington 
University and the Concoran School of Art, with a double major in Art 
and Modern Languages. He holds a Master of Fine Arts at the Instituo 
Allende, which is affiliated with the University of Guanajuato, Mexico, 
and he spent three years at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford 
University.
  Dr. Dennis C. Jacobs is a professor of chemistry at the University of 
Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. At Notre Dame, he has won several 
teaching awards and the Presidential Award for dedicated service to the 
University. His contribution to the learning community is evident.
  In 1999, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 
named him a Carnegie Scholar largely for completely redesigning an 
important introductory chemistry class. The redesign led to greater 
student success and engagement, and the course is considered a 
leading example of the trend toward peer-led curricula. This is a 
remarkable accomplishment.

  Dr. Jacobs has also combined chemistry and service learning, creating 
a course in which students and community partners evaluate lead 
contamination in area homes. He is also a Fellow with the Center for 
Social Concerns, focusing on other methods of integrating community 
service into the curriculum.
  His work has earned him great respect in his community. One of his 
colleagues has described him as ``the kind of teacher who never stops 
growing, thinking, and changing.''
  Dennis Jacobs earned undergraduate degrees at the University of 
California at Irvine in physics and chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical 
chemistry at Stanford University.


                            national winners

  Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges: James Adams, Professor, Art, 
Manchester College, North Manchester, IN
  Outstanding Community Colleges: Alicia Juarrero, Professor, 
Philosophy, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD
  Outstanding Doctor and Research Universities: Dennis Jacobs, 
Professor, Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges: Francisco Jimenez, 
Director of Ethnic Studies Program and Fay Boyle, Professor in the 
department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Santa Clara University, 
Santa Clara, CA


                             state winners

  Alabama: Natalie Davis, Professor, Political Science, Birmingham-
Southern College
  Alaska: Steven Johnson, Assistant Professor and Director of Debate, 
University of Alaska Anchorage
  Arizona: Christopher Impey, Professor, Astronomy, University of 
Arizona
  Arkansas: Gay Stewart, Associate Professor, Physics, University of 
Arkansas
  California: Cecilia Conrad, Associate Professor, Economics, Pamona 
College
  Colorado: Aaron Byerley, Professor, Aeronautical Engineering, United 
States Air Forces Academy
  Connecticut: Bruce Saulnier, Associate Professor, Computer 
Information Systems
  District of Columbia: James A. Miller, Professor, English and 
American Studies, The George Washington University
  Florida: Llewellyn M. Ehrhart, Professor, Biology, University of 
Central Florida
  Georgia: Evelyn Dandy, Professor and Director of Pathways, Education, 
University of Central Florida
  Idaho: Todd Shallat, Professor, History, Boise State University

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  Illinois: Nancy Beck Young, Associate Professor, History, McKendree 
College
  Indiana: Leah H. Jamieson, Professor and Co-director of EPICS 
Program, Purdue University
  Iowa: Herman Blake, Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy 
Studies, Iowa State University
  Kansas: Peer Moore-Jansen, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Wichita 
State University
  Kentucky: John J. Furlong, Professor, Philosophy, Transylvania 
University
  Louisiana: Kay C. Dee, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, 
Tulane University
  Maine: Keith W. Hutchinson, Professor, Biochemistry, University of 
Maine
  Maryland: Spencer Benson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland 
College Park
  Massachusetts: Judith Miller, Professor, Biology and Biotechnology, 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Michigan: Mark Francek, Professor, Central Michigan University
  Minnesota: Robin Hasslen, Professor, Child and Family Studies, St. 
Cloud State University
  Mississippi: Robert McElvaine, Professor, Arts and Letters, Millsaps 
College
  Missouri: Anthony Vazzana, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Truman 
State University
  Montana: Esther L. England, Professor, Music, The University of 
Montana-Missoula
  Nebraska: James H. Wiest, Professor, Sociology, Hastings College
  New Hampshire: Davina M. Brown, Professor, Psychology, Franklin 
Pierce College
  New Jersey: Thomas Heed, Associate Professor of Accounting, New 
Mexico State University
  New York: George J. Searles, Professor, Humanities, Mohawk Valley 
Community College
  North Carolina: Richard A. Huber, Associate Professor, Curricular 
Studies, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  North Dakota: Lorraine Willoughby, Associate Professor, Minot State 
University
  Ohio: Dorothy Salem, Professor, History, Cuyahoga Community College
  Oklahoma: Christopher Oehrlein, Professor, Mathematics, Oklahoma City 
Community College
  Oregon: Nicole Aas-Rouxparis, Professor, French, Lewis and Clark
  Pennsylvania: Roseanne Hofmann, Professor, Mathematics, Montgomery 
County Community College
  South Carolina: Fred C. James, Professor, Biology, Presbyterian 
College
  Tennessee: Donald Potter Jr., Professor, Geology, University of the 
South
  Utah: Jan Sojka, Professor, Physics, Utah State University
  Vermont: Andrie Kusserow, Assistant Professor, Sociology/
Anthropology, Saint Michael's College
  Washington: Suzanne Wilson Barnett, Professor, History, University of 
Puget Sound
  West Virginia: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Associate Professor, History, 
West Virginia University
  Wisconsin: Cecelia Zorn, Professor, Nursing, University of Wisconsin-
Bau Claire

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