(Maksimovic, Dragan - 2013) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching
Award or Honor Receipt
A member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1992, Professor Maksimovic has consistently demonstrated his dedication to teaching excellence. He has been awarded the Bruce Holland Excellence in Teaching Award twice (2004 and 2011) and has also worked to develop two professional certificates in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering for both degree-seeking students and working professionals. He collaborated on a textbook, titled Fundamentals of Power Electronics, which is widely used in his field, and he continues to reinvent and develop new courses within his department. One of Professor Maksimovic’s colleagues described his student evaluations as “stellar.” An observer of his class noted how he moved adroitly among slides, discussion, and the blackboard. The same observer commented that not only was Professor Maksimovic attentive to his students and their questions before class, but he also explained the complex material carefully and thoroughly. His care and diligence in teaching are no doubt why an impressive number of graduate students seek out Professor Maksimovic as a mentor. To date he has advised twenty-four PhD dissertations as well as twelve MS theses.