Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship

2019 Lyman Award

Professor Eric Ronis

The 2019 Lyman Award recipient is Eric Ronis in the Division of Communication and Creative Media.

At Champlain College, we are a teaching-focused college, and this is a teaching award first and foremost. Eric is both an amazing teacher and an outstanding college citizen each and every day.

Colleagues had this to say about our 2019 Lyman winner: "Eric's contributions to Champlain College merely begin in the classroom. He models scholarly and creative excellence through his own work - sometimes in campus performances, demonstrating insatiable intellectual curiosity and fearless creative expression. His commitment to make the college - all college spaces - more inclusive for an ever more diverse college community merit respect and admiration. His productivity is a wonder to me, his professionalism a boon to anyone so fortunate, as I have been, to call him a colleague."

Student comments include: "He is a great teacher because he really encourages all student perspectives and ideas. He is really encouraging to others and goes out of his way to help us achieve the goals that we have for his class... he does his best to be understanding and break down barriers in the classroom." and "[He] made sure to focus on people from all different backgrounds, whether it be race, gender, sexuality and so on, and was sure to address when something could be problematic for some groups that might not normally be a problem for us. It made the class feel very inclusive."

Previous recipients:

2018

Lindsey Godwin
Stiller School of Business

2017

Cyndi Brandenburg
Core Division

2007

Gary Scudder
Arts & Sciences Division
2016

Warren Baker
Division of Communication & Creative Media

2005-2007

Joseph O'Grady
Business Division
2015

Elaine Young
Robert P. Stiller School of Business

2003-2005

David Mona
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2014

Nancy Kerr
Division of Communication & Creative Media

2001-2003

Alan Stracke
Arts & Sciences Division

2013

Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Division of Education & Human Studies

1999-2001

George Bradford
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2012

Laurel Bongiorno
Division of Education & Human Studies

1997-1999

Michelle G. Miller
Community Services Division

2011

David Lustgarten
Division of Communication & Creative Media

1994-1997

Walt Luchini
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2010

James S. Fry, Esq.
Robert P. Stiller School of Business

1991-1994

Ann McCluskey
Arts & Sciences Division

2009

Susyn Dees
Division of Information Technology & Science

1987-1990

Edith Templin
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2008

Janice Gohm Webster
Core Division

 1984-1987

Colin Ducolon
Community Services Division