2020

Sept. 4, 2020

Angie Zapata

Angie Zapata

Angie Zapata has served the University of Missouri as a teacher, advisor, mentor and supervisor. As an associate professor of learning, teaching and curriculum for social transformation in the MU College of Education, she has taught undergraduate literacy courses for preservice elementary school teachers. Her excellence in teaching is demonstrated by her end-of-course student evaluations,…

Sept. 3, 2020

Miriam Barquero-Molina

Miriam Barquero-Molina

Miriam Barquero-Molina has transformed the education of geology majors at the University of Missouri since joining the Department of Geological Sciences in 2009. As an assistant teaching professor, Barquero-Molina has turned traditional classroom courses into engaging project-based curricula that include extensive experimentation, teamwork and fieldwork — components critical for geology. As director of Mizzou’s Geology…

Sept. 3, 2020

Craig A. Kluever

Craig A. Kluever

As a former NASA aerospace engineer, when Craig Kluever looks out at a lecture hall of college students, he sees them not as students, but as young professionals in mechanical and aerospace engineering. With this perception in mind, Kluever has developed a collaborative, innovative and practical teaching method that equips his students to easily make…

Sept. 2, 2020

Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith has extensive experience in the business management world. Having worked at some of the largest companies in the country, such as ESPN and ABC Sports, Motorola and Cox Communications, Smith brings extensive business knowledge to the classroom. Additionally, he is constantly encouraging his students to become the best version of themselves. His reputation…

Sept. 2, 2020

Libby Cowgill

Libby Cowgill

Libby Cowgill’s teaching style is described as something akin to watching the Discovery Channel in person, according to one of her students. Between building muscle systems and reenacting different processes, including stone tool making, Cowgill’s students learn by doing. “She understands the necessity of experience, not just information, and the students that leave her classes…