44 Faculty & Staff //
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR
Dr. Kristine Wammer, professor of chemistry and environmental science, is the recipient of this year’s Professor of
the Year Award. Not unfamiliar with accolades, Wammer
has received recognition repeatedly over the last few years
for her work at St. Thomas, particularly with undergraduate
students and undergraduate research.
The Aquinas Scholars Honors Program named her Professor of the Year for 2011-12. In 2014 Dr. Wammer received
the Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty for her
commitment to undergraduate research and collaboration
between students and faculty.
Wammer finds satisfaction in that moment when students’
work pays off. “When something works, and they get that
joy of realizing that we just discovered something nobody
knew before, that’s awesome,” she says.
In addition to her tireless work with students, which in-
cludes mentoring 30 students in their research, Dr. Wam-
mer has recevied numerous grants for her work, and pres-
ents her reasearch around the globe.
Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Elizabeth Wilkerson