Two K-State veterinary medicine faculty members were each presented $5,000 awards in recognition of their outstanding teaching and research during a ceremony on Nov. 9 at the K-State Alumni Center. The annual Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Awards are sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association and made possible through a gift from Dr. Ron and Rae Iman.
The recipient of the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Research is Dr. Daniel Marcus. Dr. Derek A. Mosier ’76, ’78 received the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching.
Marcus’ award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and who have contributed significantly through research to improve the betterment of the educational experience, or whose research has had a significant impact on their area of study.
Joining the K-State faculty in 1998, Marcus is an expert in cellular biophysics of the inner ear and has applied his knowledge of electronic circuits and equipment to his investigations. The aspects of inner ear function he studies are critical for normal hearing and balance. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly three decades.
Mosier’s award honors a full-time K-State faculty member for excellence in high-quality instruction, strong relationships with students inside and outside the classroom and reputation for scholarship and distinguished service to the university.
During 1986-90, Mosier served on the faculty in the Department of Pathology at Oklahoma State University and joined the K-State Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at K-State in 1990. His teaching involves general and systemic pathology instruction for veterinary medical students. Dr. Mosier’s teaching efforts have been acknowledged by several awards including the Norden (Pfizer) Distinguished Teaching Award. He conducts research on infectious diseases of cattle, particularly bovine respiratory disease.
“We are pleased to honor these outstanding K-State faculty members” said Amy Button Renz ’76, ’86, president and CEO of the Association. “Marcus and Dr Mosier are certainly worthy of this special recognition. We are grateful to Ron and Rae Iman for their generous commitment to make these awards possible.”
The Imans reside in Albuquerque, N.M. Ron earned three degrees from K-State: a bachelor’s degree in math education in 1962, a master’s degree in 1970 and a doctorate in statistics in 1973. He has been a life member of the Association since 1963. He is a past member of the Association’s board of directors, a KSU Foundation trustee and a member of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Council. He received the university’s Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award in 1996.