Professor Christopher Kolda is the 2011 Shilts/Leonard Award recipient. The Shilts/Leonard award is the premier teaching award within the College of Science.
Prof. Kolda is a theoretical high energy physicist who joined the university in 2000. He has served on a lengthy list of committees for the department, college, and the university including a current appointment as a Provost’s Fellow.
Established in 1993, the Shilts/Leonard Award recognizes outstanding teaching in memory of Rev. James L. Shilts, C.S.C., a longtime Notre Dame astronomy and astrophysics professor who died in 1982. The award was endowed by Eugene T. Leonard, a surgeon and 1940 alumnus of the University.