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Faculty Awards

Bartsch, Richard A.

  • Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, inaugural member, 1997
  • Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Research Achievement Award, 1994
  • Outstanding Research Award, TTU Arts & Sciences, 1993
  • President's Academic Achievement Award, 1990
  • Designated a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, 1988
  • Amoco Award for Teaching Excellence, 1981
  • New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 1976


Birney, David M.

  • Recipient of the President's Academic Achievement Award, 2005
  • Elected to membership in the Mortar Board Honor Society, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, TTU Greek Councils, 2004
  • Recipient of the Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Award, 2003
  • Professing Excellence from Residence Life, 2002
  • Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty Member from TTU Mortar Board and TTU Omicron Delta Kappa, 2001   
  • Professor of the Year, A E D Premedical Honor Society, 2000


Casadonte, Dominick J., Jr.  

  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2005
  • Outstanding Faculty Member from TTU Mortar Board and TTU Omicron Delta Kappa, 2004
  • Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award for Creativity in Teaching, TTU, 2004
  • National Advisor of the Year, Mortar Board, Inc., 2003
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, TTU Honors College, 2003
  • American Chemical Society CHEMLUMINARY National Award (third time), "Outstanding Event for a Specific Audience", 2002
  • Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship, Texas Higher Education Board, 2001
  • Inaugural Recipient, TTU Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2001
  • American Chemical Society CHEMLUMINARY National Award (second time), "Best National Chemistry Week Contest", 2001
  • TTU President's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000
  • Alpha Phi Foundation International Professor of the Year, 2000
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers (second time), 2000
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, France, 1999-2000
  • Finalist, Pew Scholars Program, 1999
  • Outstanding Professor of the Year, Alpha Phi, TTU, 1999
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1999
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Delta Delta Delta, 1999
  • American Chemical Society CHEMLUMINARY National Award, "Best Activity With A Student Affiliate Group", 1999
  • Wakonse Fellow, 1999
  • Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998
  • American Chemical Society Phoenix Award, Honorable Mention, "Best Activity with Underrepresented Minority Students and/or Organization", 1998
  • Outstanding Professor of the Year, Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med Honorary), 1998
  • Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, inaugural member, 1997
  • Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow, 1988-89


Hase, William L.

  • College of Science, Wayne State University, Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997
  • Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University, 1994
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1991
  • One of 100 Outstanding Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences, New Mexico State University's Centennial Year, 1987-88


Knaff, David B.

  • Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award, 2004


Li, Guigen

  • TTU Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, 2004


Mayer, Michael F.

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009-2014
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH), 2002-2004


Morales, Jorge A.

  • National Science Foundation-CAREER, 2007-2012
  • Wiley-IJQC Young Investigator Award, 2003
  • Research Innovation Award, Research Corporation, 2002
  • Chemical Physics Award, University of Florida, 1991
  • Academic Merit Gold Medal, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1989


Nes, W. David

  • TTU Barnie E. Rushing, Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award for Excellence in Research, 2006. 


Pappas, Dimitri

  • Alumni Association New Faculty Award, 2009


Pare, Paul W.

  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2006-07


Poirier, L. William

  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award, 2009
  • Tribute to Teachers Award, 2005
  • DOE Early Career Award, 2002
  • Research Innovation Award, 2001
  • AMIGRC Best Poster, 2000
  • Outstanding GSI Award, 1993
  • Best Undergrad Thesis, 1988


Shaw, Robert W.

  • Fellow of AAAS, 1977