Kenneth Holscher, Associate Professor of Entomology is this year’s recipient of the James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching. The award was established by a 1928 Iowa State graduate, the award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional achievement in teaching introductory courses. A $1,500 award is granted.
Dr. Holscher has provided teaching excellence for students at Iowa State for three decades, and he has shown a superior proficiency for engaging students in large introductory classes. Part of his teaching philosophy is never to forget what it's like to be a student. His student evaluations are high, and he has received seven teaching awards from student organizations.