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Image of Dr. Timothy Mihuc Dr. Timothy Mihuc Wins Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity

Dr. Timothy Mihuc, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, has recently been awarded the Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity. Dr. Mihuc has been a faculty member in the center since 1999 and has been the director of the Lake Champlain Research Institute throughout that period. He has published numerous articles on ecosystem integrity and river and stream invertebrates during that period in national and international peer-reviewed journals. The LCRI actively supports undergraduate research across and beyond the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and Dr. Mihuc’s efforts have been noteworthy in meeting those goals. SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling had the following comments about the award: “Dr. Muhuc, as coordinator of the Lake Champlain Research Institute, has led the institute as it has become a dynamic major research player within the Adirondack-Champlain Basin.” Dr. Mihuc joins five other faculty in the Center who have won Chancellor’s awards in scholarship, service or teaching.


Photo of Dr. David Franzi working with a group of SUNY Plattsburgh students Dr. Franzi wins Distinguished Teaching Professor Award

Dr. David Franzi, Professor of Geology, was recently awarded the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor award in a ceremony in Albany. Dr. Franzi teaches courses in physical geology, sedimentology, applied environmental geology and geology seminar among others.

He joins Dr. Kenneth Adams as one of two center faculty having received this prestigious, university-wide award, as well as six faculty in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science with teaching awards at various levels.

Dr. Franzi is at the forefront of educational efforts promoting undergraduate research. Notably, he has obtained funding from the National Science Foundation over the last six years to operate the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at Plattsburgh. Read more.


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To learn more about the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, please contact:

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267