Given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual's home institution and beyond.
Caitlyn Butler joined UMass in 2011, and currently is an associate professor. She has strong teaching evaluations, and was nominated by students for a university teaching award in 2016-2017. Students remarked on her attention to detail, preparedness, approachability, interest in student learning, and willingness to create a learning environment that encourages students to participate. She participated in numerous teaching training activities, including the ACSE ExCEEd Fellows program and her selection as a UMass Student Centered Teaching and Learning (SCTL) Fellow. Last year, she was awarded a Lilly Teaching Fellowship, a highly competitive honor at the university.