The Herpetologists' League congratulates Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy, from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), as the 2020 winner of the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant, continuing contributions to herpetological education and outreach through their teaching and mentoring activities. This award is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists, the Herpetologists' League, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles. The award recipient was selected by the Herpetology Education Committee (HEC), a joint committee of the three societies.

Dr. Mackessy has taught an array of undergraduate and graduate courses at UNC in herpetology, organismal biology, and parasitology. From student and peer testimonials, Dr. Mackessy's courses, mentorship, and teaching ethic have significantly influenced career choices of students. In addition to classroom courses, Dr....

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