University News

Gail Amstutz wins Leepoxy Award for Teaching Innovation at Indiana Tech

August 29, 2019

Assistant professor of accounting Gail Amstutz is the winner of Indiana Tech’s 2018 Leepoxy Award for Teaching Innovation. This award was established in 2008 by community supporter and owner of Leepoxy Plastics, Larry Lee. It is given annually to a full-time faculty member who:

  • Challenges students to continuously progress to higher levels of thinking
  • Engages students in active learning activities
  • Connects to students in innovative ways to positively impact their experiences at Indiana Tech

Professor Amstutz received her award during Indiana Tech’s convocation ceremony on Aug. 27. During the presentation, she was recognized for:

  • Being available to help her students at all hours of the day
  • Challenging students to critically consider and apply course concepts while providing the scaffolding they need
  • Leading the development of the College of Business’ peer-mentoring initiative, during which senior students mentor first-year students through projects, presentations and social gatherings as part of their capstone experience
  • Launching a program that has, for the past two years, provided students an opportunity to gain valuable skills/experiences and professional certification while serving their community

“This is such a well-deserved recognition for professor Amstutz. She works so hard for our students each and every day, and I am proud to have her on our team,” said dean of Indiana Tech’s College of Business, Dr. Kathleen Hanold Watland.