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SIDLIT Awards: 2001 to Present

The table summarizes the recorded SIDLIT awards from 2001 to the present.  Various committee chairs have managed the award nominations through the years.  Thanks to their efforts, their colleagues and peers can be recognized here.  This was updated August 2021, after the 2021 SIDLIT Award winners were announced during Virtual SIDLIT 2021. 


Excellence in Leadership Award

Outstanding Online Instructor Award

Outstanding Online Course Award

Outstanding Technical Support Award

Outstanding Instructional Design (started in 2020-2021)


Jonathan Bacon, Johnson County Community College

(Not certain)

Dr. Kim Karr, Butler County Community College

Kay Shireman, Emporia State University



Dr. John Ziegler, Emporia State University

Dr. Karolyn Kells, Fort Hays State University

Mike Brotherton, Labette Community College

Kay Shireman, Emporia State University



Rob Caffey, Kansas State University

Dr. Joella Mehrhof, Emporia State University

Chuck Fann (Criminal Justice) Fort Hays State University

Mitch Weber, Fort Hays State University



Glen McNeil, Interim Chair of Health and Human Performance, Fort Hays State University


Alan Featherstone (Agricultural Economics), Kansas State University

Jodie Wear-Leiker, Fort Hays State University



Dr. Elizabeth Unger, Kansas State University


Dr. Beth Walizer, Fort Hays State University

Bryan Vandiviere, Kansas State University



Meg McGranaghan, Director of Instructional Technology, Butler Community College

Dorothy Ochs, Fort Hays State University

Julie Cotter, Johnson County Community College

Julie Rorabaugh, Instructional Technologist, Cowley County Community College


2007 - 08

Anita Mills, Nursing, Butler Community College

Robert Walker, Associate Professor, Music, Labette Community College


Linda Wapelhorst, Assistant Director, Instructional Technology, Butler Community College and Grant James, University of Kansas Medical Center



Jonathan Bacon Leadership Award

Innovation in Teaching Award

Outstanding Online Course Award

Outstanding Technical Support Award

Outstanding Instructional Design (started in 2020-2021)

2008 - 09

Dr. Chris Crawford, Fort Hays State University

Jeff Merritt, Johnson County Community College


Brenda Wilson, University of Central Missouri


2009 - 10

Dr. Leo Hirner, Director, Distance Education, Metropolitan Community College

Dr. Zeni Colorado, Assistant Professor, Emporia State University


Julie Smith, Online System Administrator, Butler Community College



Dr. Ed Lovitt, Assistant Dean, Distance Learning, Johnson County Community College

Mark Jarvis, Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor, Butler Community College


Anibal Pacheco, Multimedia Specialist, Barton Community College


2011 - 12

Dr. Sue Maes, Dean, Continuing Education, Kansas State University

Christa Weigel, Assistant Professor, Allied Health, Fort Hays State University


Terry Keeling, Manager, Instructional Services, University of Kansas Medical Center


2012 - 13

Dr. Greg Rose, Director of Operations, Park University

Debra Erickson, Biology, Allen Community College


Phyllis Epps, Manager, Tech Training and Instructional Support, Kansas State University


2013 - 14

Dr. Marcus Childress, PhD, Professor and Program Director, Instructional Design and Technology, Emporia State University

Dr. Linda Yarrow, RD, LD, CDE, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University


Kathryn Barker, Instructional Designer, Metropolitan Community College


2014 - 15

Adam Holden, Fort Hays State University

Beth Toland, Allen Community College


Ben Ward, Kansas State University


2015 - 16

Dr. Rob Gibson, Emporia State University  

Dr. Robert Moody, Fort Hays State University  


Hattie Wiley, National Weather Service 


2016 - 17

Dr. Regena Aye, Allen County Community College 

Dr. L. Sue Williams, Kansas State University  

Dr. Linda Merillat, Washburn University 

Nate Scherman and Eric Racki, Kansas State University; Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew, Kansas State University


2017 - 18

Dr. Haylee Dass, Butler Community College

Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya, Kansas State University 

Dr. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University 

Dr. David J. Swisher, Tabor College


2018 - 19

Dr. Rebecca A. Gould, Kansas State University

Dr. Daniel Stramara, Rockhurst University

Dr. Jeni McRay, Fort Hays State University

Brian Dye, Butler Community College


2019 - 20

Dr. Linda Merillat, Washburn University


Drs. Jeff Boyce and Sandra Metzger, Indiana Wesleyan University

Shelby Huddleston, Cowley College


2020 - 2021




Julie Bell and Tom Misilo, K-State Libraries IT

Sue Taylor-Owens, Washburn University

2021 - 22






2022 - 23






2023 - 24







Table 1:  Past and Current Recipients of Annual SIDLIT Awards 

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