Outstanding Faculty Honored

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Dr. Whitmore These fine men and women are a key reason that Texas Tech continues to grow in stature and academic reputation says President Jon Whitmore.

Dozens of Texas Tech University faculty members were honored recently for their quality teaching and research.

“It is a pleasure to honor some of our outstanding faculty members,” said Jon Whitmore, president of Texas Tech University, at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation held April 11. “We have an excellent faculty, and that makes the award decisions difficult. These fine men and women are a key reason that Texas Tech continues to grow in stature and academic reputation.”

These highly competitive awards focus on teaching, research and service, which are the core missions of the university.

“These awards are an indication of the quality faculty members who are teaching our students, discovering new knowledge through their research and working within our community, state and world to find solutions to the challenges facing society,” said Bill Marcy, provost of Texas Tech University.

 

 

 

 

President’s Academic Achievement Awards

(Awarded to three faculty who have demonstrated distinction in teaching, research and service)

  • Peter Dotray, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • David Larmour, College of Arts and Sciences
  • William Dukes, Rawls College of Business Administration
President’s Excellence in Teaching 
  • Peter Dotray, in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Hendrika Buelinckx, College of Architecture
  • Lauren Gollahon, Biological Sciences
  • Comfort Pratt, Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
  • George Williams, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Lee Cohen, Psychology
  • Jeffery Mercer, Rawls College of Business Administration
  • William Lan, College of Education
  • Ted Wiesner, College of Engineering
  • Dorothy Bagwell, College of Human Sciences
  • Jorge Ramirez, School of Law
  • Roger Saathoff, College of Mass Communications
  • John Gilbert, College of Visual and Performing Arts
President’s Outstanding Research Award
  • Richard Zartman, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Ben Shacklette, College of Architecture
  • Michelle Pantoya, College of Engineering
  • Michael O’Boyle, College of Human Sciences
  • Susan Saab Fortney, School of Law
  • Michael Parkinson, College of Mass Communications
  • Karl Dent, College of Visual and Performing Arts
President’s Book Awards

(Given to outstanding faculty authors)

  • Philip Dennis, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  • Dorothy Chansky, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • William Wenthe, Department of English
Teaching Academy Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award

Department of Biological Sciences

Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Awards
  • Gad Perry, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Bennett Neiman, College of Architecture
  • Aliza Wong, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Donna Davis, Rawls College of Business Administration
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, College of Education
  • Audra Morse, College of Engineering
  • Don Collier, College of Human Sciences
  • Angela Laughlin, School of Law
  • Gary Miller, School of Mass Communications
  • Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. Marcy These awards are an indication of the quality of faculty members says Provost Bill Marcy
Faculty Honors Medallion The awards focus on teaching, research and service, which are the core missions of the university.

The Texas Tech Association of Parents presented four awards: the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award was presented to W. David Nes, College of Arts and Sciences; the Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award to Carleton Phillips, College of Arts and Sciences; the Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award to Audra Morse, College of Engineering; and the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award for Creativity in Teaching to Tanja Karp, College of Engineering.

Ellen Peffley in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences was winner of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award, and James Dickens in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was winner of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award.

Newly designated Paul Whitfield Horn Professors, Michael Galyean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and James Watkins of the College of Architecture were recognized along with previous Horn Professor designees. The Horn Professorship is the highest honor that can be bestowed on Texas Tech faculty.

Certificates also were presented to newly retired faculty members who have been given emeritus status.


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