(Rajaram, Harihar - 2012) -- President's Teaching Scholar uri icon



  • In a letter supporting Professor Rajaram’s nomination to be designated a Presidential Teaching Scholar, a colleague wrote, “He is simply our best teacher, and his model of excellence has inspired faculty throughout the department.” Professor Rajaram has skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout his career at CU-Boulder. He is praised by his colleagues not only for his classroom teaching in hydrology but also for redesigning courses to enhance their intellectual challenge. His dedication to students spans freshmen to advanced graduate students, both in and outside of the classroom.
    Professor Rajaram’s previous awards include a 1998 National Science Foundation Career Award for integrating research and education, the Charles Hutchinson Memorial College of Engineering Teaching Award in 1999, and a 2012 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching award (see related story on page 17). Dedicating this honor to his parents, both educators, Professor Rajaram says, “I hope to help mentor younger faculty members in the early stages of their careers to help them discover their teaching personas and develop effective and efficient approaches to [their teaching].”

year awarded

  • 2012