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Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship Awardees

Mikhail (Misha) Barybin, Ph.D.

Misha Barybin is known for his engaging teaching and selfless mentoring. In his nomination letter, Department of Chemistry Chair Robert Dunn notes that “Prof. Barybin’s excellence as an educator flows from the sincere care he has for the success and well-being of his students” and “his continued mentorship of students long after they have left his classroom.” Since joining the KU faculty in 2001, Barybin has taught courses from freshman General Chemistry to advanced graduate-level classes. He is a passionate proponent of interdisciplinary education as exemplified by his Honors Freshman Seminars “Chemistry in the context of nanotech revolution” and “Exploring parallels between Chemistry and Music.”

Scott Moser, M.D.

As an educator, Scott Moser has brought his own creative style to Wichita educational programs. He joined the KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty in 1998 and was chosen as vice chair for education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine-Wichita in 2005. In 2015, he became associate dean for curriculum at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. He infuses a practical, case-based approach into family-medicine education and has developed and overseen the recruitment, training and mentoring of a group of part-time and retired physicians as coaches for students in Wichita.

Cynthia Teel, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Cynthia Teel joined the KU School of Nursing faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor, teaching multiple courses in adult nursing, nursing role development, theory, geriatrics, research and synthesis at all levels from bachelor’s to doctorate over 24 years. Under Teel’s leadership as associate dean for graduate studies, the graduate programs in nursing developed into successful online programs with an outstanding national reputation. In 2016, Teel was appointed as associate dean for academic affairs with responsibility for all academic programs.

George Tsoflias, Ph.D.

Since he joined the faculty in 2003, George Tsoflias has excelled in developing core classes, innovating experiential learning opportunities and mentoring undergraduate and graduate research in the Department of Geology at KU. Both student and peer evaluations reflect his thoughtfulness and enthusiasm as a teacher and mentor. He has taken his teaching to the international level by developing the successful study-abroad geology course, Greece: Natural Environment and Civilizations, immersing students to the study of geologic processes, culture and diversity. 

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