​​​​2​019 Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year Award Winners​

The University of Findlay is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year award.  The award, developed by the Academic Advising Committee, recognizes a faculty member from each college who has had a positive influence on undergraduate students through academic advising.


In the award's inaugural year, the university received 43 nominations from students, and a winner was selected from each of the University's six colleges after careful review by a committee.


This year's winner are:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science: Andrea Mata, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and faculty athletics representative
  • College of Business: Eric Stoller, assistant professor of teaching in sports management and coordinator of internship and co-operative programs
  • College of Education: Allison Baer, Ph.D., associate professor of education & team leader for AYA, middle childhood and multi-age licensure
  • College of Health Professions: Joyce Lammers, Ph.D., assistant professor and associate chair of the Weekend Physical Therapy Program​​
  • College of Pharmacy: Timothy, Pharm.D., assistant professor of teaching in pharmacy practice and assistant director of experiential education
  • College of Sciences: Robin Koehler, assistant professor of equine studies


“Each of the faculty have been awarded this high honor because of the relationship building that they have done with their advisees," said Glenn Miehls, director of academic advising for the University of Findlay.  "I have said for many years that when this relationship building is done correctly it is one of the most rewarding and unique bonds that an advisor and their advisee will have.  Advising can have such a great impact on students when they are here, but also when they graduate and enter the workforce as alumni." 


The winners receive a one-year NACADA membership and will now go on to compete for the University's Faculty Advisor of the Year award, which will be announced later this fall.


See below for a complete list of this year's nominees.​

2019 Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year Nominees

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

​Valerie Escobedo

Dave Essinger

Sarah Fedirka

Amanda Gensler

Adam Larson

Philip Lucas

Andrea Mata

Robert Postic

Carl Walling

College of Business

Scott Grant

Eric Stoller

Brent Wickham

Chris Ward

College of Education

Allison Baer

College of Health Professions

Heather Duval Foote

Megan Gonyer

Brandon Koehler

Joyce Lammers

Melissa Sutton

College of Pharmacy

Tim Burkart

Sandra Earle

Jason Guy

Susan Lewis

Shantanu Rao
Bradley Shinn

College of Sciences

Erin Alava​

Jacquelyn Boyd

Venkata Dinavahi

Bethany Henderson-Dean

Brandon Forshey

Michael Kerns

Robin Koehler

Kim Lichtveld

Justin Rheubert

Helen Schneider

Brian Whitaker