The Colorado Professor of the Year is Barry Fagin, professor of computer science at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Fagin, along with other state winners and the national winners of the 2012 U.S. Professors of the Year awards were honored Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and commitment to undergraduate students. In addition to the four national winners, there are 31 state Professors of the Year award winners and one from the District of Columbia.
Sometimes the judges determine that there’s no deserving candidate in a state according to set criteria.
This year’s U.S. Professors of the Year award winners were selected from a pool of nearly 300 nominees. The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program, created in 1981, is the only national initiative designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.