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Dr. Kimberly Harding

Dr. Kimberly Harding was named full-time Faculty of the Year for online learning at Colorado Mountain College. She also teaches at the college’s residential campus at Spring Valley.

By Carrie Click.

Educators Dr. Kimberly Harding and Erin Donovan have been named 2015 full-time and adjunct, respectively, Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s online learning department.

Harding, who also teaches science at the college’s residential campus at Spring Valley, was noted for developing and delivering an outstanding online version of the Human Pathophysiology course. A student who nominated her said, “I learned more in her class than I thought I ever could. Her teaching style helped me to learn more about my learning style, which I now know requires variation, challenge and adequate stimulation – all of which her class provided, electronically!”

Karen Kaemmerling, assistant dean of instruction, said in Donovan’s nomination that she “is collaborative with her peers, positive with her students and energetic with new projects.” Beyond Donovan’s dynamic online classroom, she also eagerly volunteers for new projects such as being

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan was named the adjunct Faculty of the Year for online learning. She teaches anthropology both online and at CMC’s Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs.

a lead instructor in anthropology and developing assessments for the anthropology program. In addition to her online courses, Donovan also teaches at the college’s Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs.

Each year, students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of the college’s seven campuses and the online learning. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of the two categories, representing the span of the college’s 12,000-square-mile service area.

Colorado Mountain College 2015 Faculty of the Year

Every year employees and students at each of Colorado Mountain College’s campuses nominate adjunct and full-time faculty members for the Faculty of the Year Award. From those campus-level honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of those two categories.

Honorees are:

Collegewide and Edwards full time: Carol Koch, Spanish

Collegewide and Edwards adjunct: Cynthia Bell, business

Aspen adjunct: Steve Stefferud, emergency medical technician

Breckenridge and Dillon full time: Joyce Mosher, English and communication

Breckenridge and Dillon adjunct: Mark Palz, written communication

Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley full time: Derek Johnston, photography

Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley adjunct: Klaus Kocher, photography

Leadville and Buena Vista full time: Roger Coit, emergency medical services and outdoor education

Leadville and Buena Vista adjunct: Danielle del Castillo Shelton, geography

Online learning full time: Kimberly Harding, science

Online learning adjunct: Erin Donovan, anthropology

Rifle full time: Dave Ruffley, history

Rifle adjunct: Gretchen (Greta) Jorgensen, science

Steamboat Springs full time: Steve Craig, mathematics

Steamboat Springs adjunct: Lee Cox, mathematics