The University and Professional Service award is awarded to the person that has made contributions that expand out beyond the department to the college, university and system-wide activities.
The recipient of the University and Professional Service award has been at Towson University for over 35 years and has been committed to service at all levels. I will not be able to cover all of his service, but will give examples from each of the different levels.
In the department, he has been a perennial member of the Department Curriculum Committee—chairing the committee since its inception in 1977. He has been elected Chair of the Department Rank Committee for the past decade as well as service as Chair of the Department Merit Committee. In addition, he has served on the FCSM Curriculum committee for more than a decade and as both the Area Group Coordinator and the Program Assessment Coordinator where he has led the program through two seven year review cycles. In these roles he was described as having a “quiet, but effective leadership style which was democratic, fair and equitable.”
At the College level he has served for three terms on the FCSM College Council and served a three-year term on the FCSM Promotion and Tenure committee.
At the University level he has served on the University Grievance and Mediation Committee as well as being a member of the Middle States Review Subcommittee where he helped in the examination of all general education courses.
At the University System level he was elected to and served on the Council of University System Faculty for the past 5 years.
He is also active in the Community and his Discipline as he serves as a Merit Badge Councilor for the Boy Scouts of America, reviews textbooks and edits test banks and is involved in outreach efforts at Medfield Heights Elementary in Baltimore City assisting teachers and students with activities.
One letter described him as being "indispensable to the efficient functioning of the department within the college and university" and I would extend that to beyond the university!
The awardee received a B.S. in Physics from the MIT and his Ph.D. in Physics from The Ohio State University.
Join me in offering congratulations to Dr. Tom Krause from the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences.
(As presented by Associate Dean Gail Gasparich at the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Forum on November 2, 2012.)
The Jess and Mildred Fisher
College of Science and Mathematics
Smith Hall, Room 312 (campus map)