Daniel Gezelter and Bahram Moasser Win 2023 University Awards

Author: Rebecca Hicks

J. Daniel Gezelter, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and Bahram Moasser, Associate Teaching Professor, have received 2023 university awards for undergraduate teaching.

J. Daniel Gezelter
J. Daniel Gezelter

Gezelter is the recipient of the 2023 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Core Curriculum. This award recognizes a faculty member who has had significant impact on undergraduate students while teaching core curriculum. Gezelter is being honored for his foundational role in creating and developing the Mary E. Galvin Science and Engineering Scholars program. This program aids students from less advantaged backgrounds, such as those from high schools that did not offer advanced placement courses, to achieve success in STEM majors. The program has achieved remarkable success in increasing both participant grades and STEM degree completions. Gezelter is also being recognized for his work in helping to revise the Introduction to Chemical Principles first-year chemistry course taken by nearly half of each entering class at ND. 

Bahram Moasser

Moasser is the recipient of a 2023 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award honors members of the faculty, nominated by students or peers, who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Moasser was selected for his ability to sincerely connect with students and share his enthusiasm for chemistry across a wide range of audiences, from chemistry and biochemistry majors to those with majors completely outside of science. Students frequently comment that his passion for chemistry is infectious, and his calm and engaging demeanor inspires them.

Congratulations to both Professors Gezelter and Moasser.