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Faculty, We Salute You!

Convocation 2016

faculty honors medallion ttuFaculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well a faculty of other TTU colleges, were awarded for their achievements during the 2016 Faculty Honors Convocation April 21 in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Provost Lawrence Schovanec announced the winners, and Interim President John Opperman presented medallions for some awards and certificates for others.

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President's Excellence in Teaching Awards

TTU Interim President Opperman with Clinical Psychology Professor Catherine Epkins

Catherine Epkins
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences

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TTU President Opperman with Chemistry Professor Dimitri Pappas

Dimitri Pappas
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Interim President John Opperman with History Professor Alan Barenberg

 Alan Barenberg
Associate Professor of History, Department of History

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Chemistry Professor David Birney, TTU

David Birney
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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TTU President Opperman with Geosciences Professor Gary Elbow

Gary Elbow
Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciencesand also Honors College

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President's Academic Achievement Awards

TTU president Opperman and Philosophy Professor Roman Taraban

Roman Taraban
Professor of Experimental Psychology and Associate Department Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences

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President's Book Awards

TTU President Opperman and Hisotry Professor Alan Barenberg

 Alan Barenberg
Associate Professor of History, Department of History

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TTU President Opperman and English Professor and Chair Bruce Clarke

Bruce Clarke
Horn Professor of Literature & Science and also Department Chair, Department of English

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TTU President Opperman and English Professor Curtis Bauer

Curtis Bauer
Associate Professor of English, Department of English

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TTU President Opperman and Biology Professor Lewis Held

Lewis Held
Associate Professor of Developmental Genetics, Department of Biological Sciences

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President's Excellence in Commercialization Award

Professor Seshadri Ramkumar TTU

Seshadri Ramkumar
Professor of Countermeasures to Chemical & Biological Threats, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials, Department of Environmental Toxicology

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Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Awards

TTU President with Professor Mike Parent

Mike Parent
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences

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Professor Matt Stock, TTU

Matt Stock
Assistant Professor of Human Performance, Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award—STEM Disciplines

Professor Yehia Mechref TTU

Yehia Mechref
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award—Social Science, Humanities, and Creative Arts Disciplines

TTU President with Professor Kelly Cukrowicz

Kelly Cukrowicz
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences

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Emeritus Faculty Certificates

  • Robert Baker, Horn Professor Emeritus of Biology
  • Allan Kuethe, Horn Professor Emeritus of History
  • Larry Mayer, Horn Professor Emeritus of Political Science
  • Kent Pearce, Horn Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

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Recognition of Paul Whitfield Horn Professors

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Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award

PhD Student Joshua de la Rosa Prada, TTU, photo by Toni Salama

Jose De La Rosa Prada
Ph.D. Student in the Spanish Program, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

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Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Awards

Professor Brian Ancell, TTU

Brian Ancell
Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Geosciences

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Professor Katharine Hayhoe, TTU

Katharine Hayhoe
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences and Director of the TTU Climate Science Center

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Texas Tech Parents Association Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Professor Aliza Wong, TTU

Aliza Wong
Associate Professor in the Department of History and Associate Dean, Honors College

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Professor Patricia DeLucia, TTU

Patricia DeLucia
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences and Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Affairs

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Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant

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Scott Baugh
Associate Professor, Department of English

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2015 Faculty Honors Convocation, A&S Recognitions

2014 Faculty Honors Convocation, A&S Recognitions

2013 Faculty Honors Convocation, A&S Recognitions

2012 Faculty Honors Convocation, A&S Recognitions

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