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2011-12 PIONEER PROFESSORS

The University of Denver Division of Athletics is proud to continue the "Pioneer Professors" program for the 2011-12 academic year.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Pioneer Professors program is intended to facilitate interaction between University of Denver academic leaders and the coaches and student-athletes of DU's varsity athletic teams.  By partnering selected faculty members with each team, student-athletes and coaches will be provided with valuable additional resources while professors will have the unique opportunity to experience the excitement of Division I athletics firsthand. 

ABOUT PIONEER PROFESSORS

Modeled off of Princeton University's highly successful "Faculty Fellows" program, the "Pioneer Professors" program is an academic-oriented initiative designed to further integrate the University of Denver's athletic and academic programs.

The "Pioneer Professors" endeavor will provide benefits to faculty, coaches, and student-athletes. DU professors will have unique opportunities to interact with and support DU's varsity athletic programs, and further enhance the student-athletes' academic achievements.

BENEFITS OF BEING A PIONEER PROFESSOR

  • Make a significant impact on the academic developments of student-athletes
  • Build strong friendships with student-athletes and coaches
  • Informal interaction with student-athletes and coaches
  • Invited to team functions, barbecues, and banquets
  • Allowed to be on the sideline during practices and games
  • Receive team apparel
  • Travel with the team to a road game

BENEFITS TO STUDENT-ATHLETES AND COACHES

  • Provides coaches with an additional resource to help advise student-athletes with on and off the field matters
  • Another monitor for academic progress
  • Another mentor for student-athletes
  • Affords coaches the ability to manage time better

WAYS PIONEER PROFESSORS INTERACT WITH TEAM

  • Attend practices and games
  • Host dinners and lunches
  • Meet with prospective student-athletes
  • Travel with the team

PIONEER PROFESSORS

TEAM PROFESSOR(S)
 
Women's Lacrosse Elizabeth Stapp    
Hockey

Ted Lewis

   
Gymnastics

Janette Benson

Greg Grauberger

Nancy Sampson

Swimming and Diving  

Keith Miller

Craig Woody  
Volleyball

Geoffrey Stacks

Don Bergh

 
Skiing

Nancy Sampson

Gregg Kvistad

 
Men's Lacrosse

Chris Hill

   
Women's Soccer

Theresa Conley

   

Women's Basketball

David Corsun

Don McCubbery 

 
Men's Soccer

Peter Bowen

   
Men's Basketball

David Corsun

Corey Ciocchetti

 
Men's Golf Masa Ito

Peter Whalen

 
Women's Golf

Andy Sherbo

   
Men's Tennis

Bahman Ebrahimi

Michelle Lutz

 
Women's Tennis

Michelle Lutz

   


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