Faculty awards

July 1, 2009 —

The following three annual Des Moines University faculty awards were recently presented:

  • Outstanding Teacher: Daniel Deavers, Ph.D., professor of physiology/pharmacology.
  • Outstanding Researcher: Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry/nutrition.
  • Outstanding Scholar: James Mahoney, D.P.M., associate professor of podiatric medicine


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.