Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship

2020 Lyman Award

Professor Wei-Kian Chen

The 2020 Lyman Award recipient is Wei-Kian Chen in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences

As the Assistant Dean in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences, Wei-Kian Chen has demonstrated his commitment and extraordinary intellect in managing and resolving complex problems.

Colleagues had this to say about our 2020 Lyman winner: "Since arriving at Champlain College in 2010, his commitment to students and champlain college through service, excellence in teaching and advising, and dedication to faculty and college committees, are truly exceptional. He hired, scheduled and mentored a pool of part time faculty while teaching overloads himself. Wei-Kian Chen helped grow the program into one of the largest at the college while demonstrating the sincerest commitment to student learning, collegiality, and collaboration with his peers. Anyone who knows him will tell you he's one of the kindest people they know and that his laugh can light up a room.

Student comments include: "He's an excellent instructor who is always willing to improve his course based on student feedback. He has a deep understanding of the subject matter, and a deep understanding of how to convey that to students. He obviously cares about his students more than just academically" and "He is one of the best college professors that I have had in my career. I would not be the programmer I am today if it were not for having the pleasure of taking several of his courses."

Previous recipients:

2019

Eric Ronis
Division of Communication & Creative Media

2008

Janice Gohm Webster
Core Division

2018

Lindsey Godwin
Stiller School of Business

2007

Gary Scudder
Arts & Sciences Division

2017

Cyndi Brandenburg
Core Division

2005-2007

Joseph O'Grady
Business Division

2016

Warren Baker
Division of Communication & Creative Media

2003-2005

David Mona
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2015

Elaine Young
Robert P. Stiller School of Business

2001-2003

Alan Stracke
Arts & Sciences Division

2014

Nancy Kerr
Division of Communication & Creative Media

1999-2001

George Bradford
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2013

Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Division of Education & Human Studies

1997-1999

Michelle G. Miller
Community Services Division

2012

Laurel Bongiorno
Division of Education & Human Studies

1994-1997

Walt Luchini
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2011

David Lustgarten 
Division of Communication & Creative Media

1991-1994

Ann McCluskey
Arts & Sciences Division

2010

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

1987-1990

Edith Templin
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2009

Susyn Dees 
Division of Information Technology & Science

 1984-1987

Colin Ducolon
Community Services Division