Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Larsen for receiving the 2020 National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award that recognizes excellence in higher education geography teaching. Check his video of acceptance speech for the NCGE virtual conference: https://youtu.be/_xjaYmYRaR8Dr. Thomas joined the Geography Department as an Instructor in the fall of of 2020. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geography from Kansas State University in 2018. He worked in Texas State University prior to joining the University of Northern Iowa faculty.