Janice Havlena Honored With Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Madison, Wis. (May 15, 2013) – Professor Janice Havlena was honored recently with the 2013 Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

In nominating Professor Havlena for this prestigious award, a recent graduate of the College wrote “her astute attention to detail and drive to ensure students are receiving the best possible education and field experiences...allows students to explore successful techniques and deepen their learning.”

Havlena is Professor of Art Therapy and Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program at the College. She holds a BFA in fiber arts from Wayne State University, and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She is a registered and board-certified art therapist. Janice has been active in the American Art Therapy Association including the Ethics Committee and the Editorial Review Board of the journal, Art Therapy.

The James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award honors a faculty member, chosen by a committee of faculty, students, and alumni of Edgewood College, who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching excellence. The awards are given in honor of James R. Underkofler, a long-time senior executive with Alliant Energy, who retired in 1990. The awards pay tribute to Underkofler’s enduring interest in encouraging and promoting undergraduate teaching excellence.

Janice Havlena accepting award
 (l. to r.) John Larsen, President of Wisconsin Power and Light Co. and Sr. Vice President, Generation, Alliant Energy Corporation; Dr. Rolf Wegenke, President of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Professor Havlena.

About Edgewood College

Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.