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."
Janice Gohm Webster
Michelle G. Miller
James S. Fry, Esq.