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James F. LaSalle Teaching Excellence Award

James F. LaSalle
Dr. James F. LaSalle

The James F. LaSalle Teaching Award is given every Fall to a MIS graduate student instructor who exemplifies the best of teaching and who is following Jim's steps of excellence in the classroom.

This award was established in honor of Professor Jim LaSalle who has taught at the university for over 40 years and is the professor cited by the most students as having had an impact on their undergraduate education. 

Jim retired from teaching in 2004 and according to UA’s Alumni Association Jim has taught over 50,000 students during his UA teaching career! More about Jim here.

2013 - Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Since joining the University of Arizona, Justin has taught MIS304 twice, and is working on a course specifically for Eller's Online MBA program. He believes in creating a learning environment where students are respected and engaged. He uses multiple forms of instruction and works to contextualize the knowledge for students. Ultimately, Justin hopes his students will see their learning as a journey, rather than a destination. Visit Justin here.


Past Awardees

2010 - Yi-Da Chen
2011 - Katherine Carl
2009 - Nichalin Suakkaphong
2008 - Eyran Gisches
2007 - Siddharth Kaza
2006 - Matthew Jensen