National Teaching Recognition


Mark Budnik, Ph.D., the Paul H. Brandt Professor of Engineering and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Outstanding Teaching Medal. He is known in Valpo’s College of Engineering for his positive attitude and supportive teaching. Professor Budnik connects his students with opportunities that close the distance to their personal goals.

The award is designed to provide national recognition to an engineering or engineering technology educator for excellence in outstanding classroom performance, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in ASEE section meetings and local activities.

Professor Budnik joined the Valpo College of Engineering’s faculty in 2006 after a 16-year career in the semiconductor field, which culminated with his service as a principal engineer at Hitachi Semiconductor. He was named to the Brandt Professorship in 2013, the same year he received the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of the outstanding faculty-student relationships he has established.