Dr. Anne J. CatllaAssistant Professor
2014 Roger Milliken Award
Dr. Anne J. Catlla was awarded the 2014 Roger Milliken Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science at Commencement Exercises. Catlla received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Kansas and received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She came to Wofford in 2008 after serving as a visiting researcher at Macalester College and a National Science Foundation (NSF) VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. At Wofford, she was a Center for Innovation in Learning Fellow in 2012 and received a Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Implementation Grant in 2010. She previously received NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training and Cartwright Fellowships.She serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, a reviewer for Physical Review E Journal, an editorial board member for DSWeb Dynamical Systems Magazine, and as an editorial board member for the Community of Ordinary Differential Equations Educators Digital Library. The Roger Milliken Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science, funded by a $1 million endowment, provides a $50,000 prize – an annual award of $5,000 for up to 10 years – for use in pursuing professional development. The recipient must remain on the Wofford faculty to continue receiving the annual disbursement. This was the seventh annual awarding of the honor. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the teaching of science. Full-time faculty in all science disciplines – biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics and psychology – are eligible. The recipient is selected by a three-person, off-campus committee composed of business and professional leaders in science from a list of nominees developed and approved by the college provost. The late Roger Milliken, chairman and CEO of Milliken & Co., based in Spartanburg, S.C., was the longest-serving member of the board of trustees of Wofford and is the only person to have been named trustee emeritus. He died Dec. 30, 2010. Science is a part of every student’s program at Wofford, and about 30 percent of the degrees awarded are to students majoring in one of the sciences. Wofford’s science programs and professors have been recognized nationally and internationally for innovation and excellence. The college has a well-respected pre-medical program, and many of Wofford’s graduates enter health care fields. More than 1,200 of the college’s more than 12,000 living alumni are involved in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health care fields. Professors and students are involved in research both at Wofford and other institutions and have made national and international presentations.