Dr. Richard Bowen, a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Animal Models Core for the Regional Center of Excellence (RCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, received the Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation at the 2008 Celebrate Colorado State! Luncheon on April 29.
The N. Preston Davis Award is presented to University faculty members in recognition of the use of technology to further or significantly encourage instruction innovation. The award is in recognition of more than four decades of service to Colorado State University by N. Preston Davis.
Dr. Bowen, who was the recipient of the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award from CSU in 2007, teaches physiology, genetics and biotechnology to undergraduate and veterinary students. He also works on a project to create a comprehensive Web-based hypertext for use in teaching pathophysiology. In addition, for teaching and research, he has developed a set of molecular analysis tools called the Molecular Toolkit. The Molecular Toolkit is a group of programs for analysis and manipulation of nucleic acid and protein sequence data.
“Dr. Bowen has taken the idea of a textbook and turned it into an user-friendly, Web-based interactive tool that is helping students learn and better comprehend complex biological concepts in an accessible way,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “His dedication to teaching and instructional excellence is exceeded only by his dedication and service to his students."