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Applause! Applause! 

Martha Bradley-Evans has been awarded the 2020 Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence!

Martha Bradley-Evans

Martha Bradley-Evans, senior associate vice president for academic affairs and longtime friend of the Tanner Humanities Center, has been awarded the 2020 Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence. 

The award, which is the University of Utah’s highest faculty recognition, is presented annually to a member of the faculty who far exceeds normal expectations in the classroom and campus community. While a committee nominates candidates for the prestigious accolade, the final decision is made by University President Ruth V. Watkins.
Martha also serves as dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies and is a member of the Tanner Lectures Advisory Board. Her contributions to the academic and cultural life of the University are innumerable. She was the driving force behind the creation of several programs aimed at mentoring and encouraging student achievement, including: the LEAP program, the Student Success and Empowerment Initiative, and the Dream Center. Martha’s impact in the classroom has been lauded as well. As a professor in the College of Architecture+Planning, she’s previously been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Student Choice Excellence in Teaching Award and numerous others.

“Dr. Bradley-Evans is beloved on this campus by her peers and students alike and for good reason,” said President Watkins. “She has led many of our most important student initiatives, all aimed at ensuring every student has an exceptional educational experience and succeeds in their pursuit of a degree.”

Mark Matheson, who also serves on the Tanner Lectures Advisory Board, works closely with Martha, and addressed her in a congratulatory video from her Undergraduate Studies team. “You have changed the University of Utah for the better, through your dedicated work… we know in a very firsthand way what you’ve achieved through what you’ve done in undergraduate studies. We are really, really thrilled that the University got this one right, that the University is recognizing a leader that has given so much to this institution for so many years.”

We join Mark, President Watkins and the entire U of U community in celebrating Martha, and the remarkable work she has done and continues to do. The Tanner Humanities Center is honored to work with her and can think of no one more deserving of this incredible honor. Congratulations Martha!


Last Updated: 6/30/21