December 18, 2019

UW-Superior professor nominated for Teaching Excellence Award

UW-Superior professor Richard Stewart has been nominated for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

UW-Superior professor Richard Stewart has been nominated for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

University of Wisconsin-Superior professor Dr. Richard Stewart has been nominated for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

A professor in the School of Business and Economics who has been teaching at UW-Superior since 1999, Stewart was a founder of the transportation and logistics management program, as well as the Transportation and Logistics Research Center. During his time on campus, Stewart has taught, advised, and mentored thousands of students at UW-Superior.

Stewart arrived on campus to begin the transportation and logistics management major, which today has 93 students, making it the largest major in the School of Business and Economics and one of the largest on campus. The Transportation and Logistics Research Center has brought in more than $10 million in outside funding. Undergraduate research assistants from the transportation and logistics management program have been involved in every of its research projects.

One of Stewart’s goals was to improve the industry average of 10 percent women by creating a welcoming, exciting culture for women. The transportation and logistics management program now averages 26 percent women. The program also averages 26 percent international students, and their perspective is of inestimable value.

Stewart’s teaching philosophy is to be a role model, actively involved in university activities, engaged in community outreach, lead, and provide student support outside of the classroom. As a dedicated teacher, his goal is to have students excited by what they have learned and imbued with a desire to continue to learn. Stewart thanks his UW-Superior colleagues, the community and the students, without whose support his teaching accomplishments would not have been possible.

The Regents Teaching Excellence Award is in its 28th year in 2020. According to the UW System website, “each award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and learning; uses effective teaching strategies to enhance student learning; and makes a significant impact on students’ intellectual development.”

The award winner will receive $7,500 and be honored at the April 2020 Board of Regents meeting. Stewart is the first UW-Superior nominee for this award since 2014.

UW-Superior professor Richard Stewart has been nominated for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

UW-Superior professor Richard Stewart has been nominated for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

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