Arts & Sciences A-List, We Salute You

This fall, students can look forward to starting classes with virtuoso professors, many of whom were hailed for their work during TTU’s spring Faculty Honors Convocation.

During the spring 2012 awards, 95 faculty members--including previously awarded Horn Professors--were applauded, 35 of them from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Paul Whitfield Horn Professors

Texas Tech University's highest award is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship. Meet the College of Arts & Sciences' Paul Whitfield Horn Professors.


Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award

Pappas Dimitri Pappas,
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry


Outstanding Researcher Awards

Li Guigen Li,
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry


Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award

DeLucia Patricia DeLucia,
Professor, Psychology


President’s Academic Achievement Awards

Cohen Lee Cohen,
Chair, Psychology


President’s Excellence in Teaching Awards

Christensen Lars Christensen,
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics

Hardin Erin Hardin,
Associate Professor, Psychology


President’s Book Awards

Batra Kanika Batra,
Assistant Professor, English

Cunningham Sean Cunningham,
Assistant Professor, History

Garcia Cristina Garcia,
Professor, English


Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grants

Barrera Cordelia Barrera,
Assistant Professor, English

Hill Karlos Hill,
Assistant Professor, History

Houk Brett Houk,
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work


Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Awards

Calkins Laura Calkins,
Assistant Professor, History


Emeritus Faculty Certificates

Bryce Conrad, English . Joe King, Economics . Ronald Rainger, History

Thomas Steinmeier, Economics . David Williams, Communication Studies

Achievements Beyond the Faculty Awards

In addition to recognizing faculty, the convocation also honored doctoral studentLaurie Anderson, Department of English, with the Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award.


Each spring, an entire department is recognized for outstanding achievement. The Department of Communication Studies received the Teaching Academy Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award.