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Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2012

Dorothy Chansky

Dr. Susan Brumfield, School of Music, CVPA
Outstanding Researcher Award

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual's discipline.

Outstanding Researcher Dr. Susan Brumfield receives the honor of a Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative/Research, in addition to the recognition garnered by her nomination for the Rushing award.

Jorgelina Orfila
Dr. Carolyn Tate, School of Art, CVPA
Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative / Research


Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative / Research recognizes superior achievement in meeting criteria for the university’s Barnie Rushing, Jr., Award for Distinguished Research; these include significance, publication, and sustained activity in creative / research.  She receives, in
addition, a stipend worth  $500.00 credit for reimbursement of allowable research expenses during the coming academic year.
   
Christie Blizard Assistant Professor Christie Blizard, School of Art, CVPA
Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award

The Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award is the highest award given by the Texas Tech University System and recognizes faculty members who represent the best in academic instruction and research.
Quinn Ankrum Dr. Bill Westney, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, School of Music, CVPA
Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA)
Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagoy Award

The Music Teacher’s National Association established the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award in 2001 to recognize an individual or group who has made a significant and unique contribution to keyboard pedagogy. Dr. Bill Westney was selected for his book, "The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self."
Christopher J. Smith
Dr. Janice Killian, School of Music, CVPA

Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award

The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award is designed to recognize members of the Texas Tech University faculty for teaching excellence, as evidenced by their attainment of distinction both within and beyond the institution for outstanding teaching and outstanding contributions related to excellence in teaching. This award will be presented to no more than one recipient per academic year. The award will be bestowed only when merited; thus, there may be years when the award is not given.
Christopher J. Smith
Dr. William Gelber, Department of Theatre and Dance, CVPA

President's Excellence in Teaching Award

The President's Excellence in Teaching Award is a result of excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities.
Christopher J. Smith Assistant Professor Ali Duffy, Department of Theatre and Dance, CVPA
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students.
Christopher J. Smith
Dr. Dennis Fehr, School of Art, CVPA

Institute for Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows

The Institute for Inclusive Excellence is designed to provide activities that promote a greater understanding of the academic value of diversity and equity among Texas Tech faculty.
Christopher J. Smith
Dr. Christopher J. Smith, School of Music, CVPA

Institute for Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows

The Institute for Inclusive Excellence is designed to provide activities that promote a greater understanding of the academic value of diversity and equity among Texas Tech faculty.
   

Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2011

Dorothy Chansky

Dr. Dorothy Chansky, Department of Theatre and Dance, CVPA Outstanding Researcher Award

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual's discipline.

Jorgelina Orfila
Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, School of Art, CVPA
President's Excellence in Teaching Award


The President's Excellence inTeaching Award is a result of excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities.
Thomas Cimarusti Dr. Thomas Cimarusti, School of Music, CVPA
Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award

This award is in recognition of a professor with a maximum of four years at Texas Tech University whose excellence in teaching has been attested to by students, faculty, and administrators.

Christie Blizard Assistant Professor Christie Blizard, School of Art, CVPA
Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students.
Quinn Ankrum Dr. Quinn Ankrum, School of Music, CVPA
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society/Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Recognition Award


The founders of Omicron Delta Kappa formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding, and helpfulness. Omicron Delta Kappa was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.
Christopher J. Smith Dr. Christopher J. Smith, School of Music, CVPA
Study Abroad Award


This award is given to honor the promotion, work, and creation of study abroad programs.
Norman Bert Dr. Norman Bert, Department of Theatre and Dance, CVPA
Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar Review's Best Essay Award


The publisher and editors of Christian Scholar Review gives this annual award for best article. The winning article for Volume 37 is entitled, "Mark and Aristotle: The Christ Embodied as Tragic Hero."

Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2010

Christopher Smith Dr. Christopher Smith, School of Music, CVPA
President's Excellence in Teaching Award

The President's Excellence in Teaching Award is a result of excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities.
Jeffrey Lastrapes Jeffrey Lastrapes, School of Music, CVPA
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students. The recipient of this award must have fewer than 4 years of faculty experience and is nominated by deans on forms provided by the Alumni Association.
Janice Killian Dr. Janice Killian, School of Music, CVPA
Outstanding Researcher Award

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, whether it comprises publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual's discipline.

Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2009

Keith Dye
Dr. Keith Dye, School of Music, CVPA
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students. The recipient of this award must have fewer than 4 years of faculty experience and is nominated by deans on forms provided by the Alumni Association.
Stacy Elko
Stacy Elko, School of Art, CVPA
Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant

The purpose of the Research Travel Grant Program is to assist faculty in accessing rare materials or collections that cannot be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan Department.
Rob Glover
Professor Robly Glover, School of Art, CVPA
Flirtation Tea Cups, sterling silver, gold leaf, silver leaf and wood, 3" X 4" X 2"

Bonnie Pitman, the Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art informed Glover that the Committee on Collections had met and accepted these Flirtation Tea Cups into the permanent museum collection. Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. We are so proud of Professor Glover's accomplishment.

Christopher Smith
Dr. Christopher Smith, School of Music, CVPA
Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant

The purpose of the Research Travel Grant Program is to assist faculty in accessing rare materials or collections that cannot be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan Department.
Carla Tedeschi
Professor Carla Tedeschi, School of Art, CVPA
Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Recognition Award

The founders of Omicron Delta Kappa formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness. Omicron Delta Kappa was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

The Corporation for National and Community Service recognized Tedeschi and her class for the second year in a row for their service in the community. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions, is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The organization praised this project, which involved Tedeschi and her students who volunteered countless hours at the Lubbock Animal Shelter, PETA, IDA, and the SPCA. They designed and prepared a quality public service campaign that spoke out about animal abuse and the need for an updated shelter. The class continues to design with high praise, material for many other non-profit organizations. All of this demonstrates the far-reaching impact that Tedeschi has had.

Carla Tedeschi
Professor Carla Tedeschi, School of Art, CVPA
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Carla Tedeschi, associate professor of communication design, is one of four TTU professors who received the prestigious honor of being named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service on February 9th at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions, is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. We are very proud of Professor Tedeschi's accomplishment.
Dr. Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn
Dr. Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn, School of Music, CVPA
Emeritus Faculty Certificate

Emeritus faculty status is conferred upon retired faculty who have long standing service with the Texas Tech University system or who have demonstrated "very distinguished service". Faculty who retire from the University are automatically granted emeritus status if they have obtained the rank of Horn Professor, Professor, or Associate Professor, if they have completed at least 10 years of service at Texas Tech University, and if they are no longer employed at Texas Tech University in a benefits eligible position.
William Westney
Dr. William Westney, School of Music, CVPA
Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award

The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award is designed to recognize members of the Texas Tech University faculty for teaching excellence, as evidenced by their attainment of distinction both within and beyond the institution for outstanding teaching and outstanding contributions related to excellence in teaching. This award will be presented to no more than one recipient per academic year. The award will be bestowed only when merited; thus, there may be years when the award is not given.

Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2008

Lisa Rogers
Dr. Lisa Rogers, School of Music, CVPA
President's Excellence in Teaching Award

The President's Excellence in Teaching Award is a result of excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities. Great job Dr. Rogers!
Peter Martens
Dr. Peter Martens, School of Music, CVPA
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students. The recipient of this award must have fewer than 4 years of faculty experience and is nominated by deans on forms provided by the Alumni Association. Congratulations Dr. Martens!
Janis Elliot
Dr. Janis Elliot, School of Art, CVPA
Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant

The purpose of the Research Travel Grant Program is to assist faculty in accessing rare materials or collections that cannot be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan Department. Great job Dr. Elliot on your achievements!

 

Faculty Honors & Awards
Texas Tech University 2007

Wayne Hobbs
Dr. Wayne Hobbs, School of Music, CVPA
President's Excellence in Teaching Award

The President's Excellence in Teaching Award is a result of excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities. Congratulations Dr. Wayne Hobbs!

A Tribute upon Announcement of His Retirement
Aaron Adair
Dr. Aaron Adair, School of Theatre and Dance, CVPA
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award is given based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, initiation of research/creative activities, and interaction with students. The recipient of this award must have fewer than 4 years of faculty experience and is nominated by deans on forms provided by the Alumni Association. Congratulations Dr. Aaron Adair!
Rick Dingus
Professor Rick Dingus, School of Art, CVPA
Outstanding Researcher Award

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, whether it comprises publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual's discipline. Congratulations Rick Dingus!

 

Faculty Honors: University 2006

The following outstanding faculty members were recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation, April 11, 2006. We are proud of their accomplishments, and we wish them continued success.

John Gilbert

Dr. John Gilbert, School of Music, CVPA

The candidate for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award is nominated by the dean’s letter summarizing teaching activities.

Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs

Dr. Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs, School of Music, CVPA

The candidate for TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award must have fewer than four years’ experience as faculty member. The nomination is based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, and quality of student interaction.

Karl Dent

Professor Karl Dent, School of Music, CVPA

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, whether it comprises publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual’s discipline.

Dorothy Chansky

Dr. Dorothy Chansky, Department of Theatre and Dance, CVPA

Candidates for the President’s Book Award must have published a book within the year; the nomination is reviewed by selected faculty who present recommendations to the awards committee.

Ed Check

Dr. Ed Check, School of Art, CVPA

Professing Excellence Award is organized by the student staff working in the Success Center. The center is an academic support program sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

Carol Flueckiger

Professor Carol Flueckiger, School of Art, CVPA

The purpose of the Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grants is to assist faculty in accessing rare materials or collections that cannot be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan Department.

 

Faculty Honors: University 2005

The following outstanding faculty members were recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation, April 12, 2005. We are proud of their accomplishments, and we wish them continued success.

Professor David Shea, School of Music, CVPA
The candidate for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award is nominated by the dean’s letter summarizing teaching activities.
Professor Genevieve Durham, School of Theatre and Dance, CVPA
The candidate for TT Alumni Association New Faculty Award must have fewer than four years’ experience as faculty member. The nomination is based on student evaluations, innovative teaching activities, and quality of student interaction.
Professor Lynwood Kreneck, School of Art, CVPA
The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty members who have achieved national and/or international recognition for their scholarship, whether it comprises publications in leading journals, creative work, service on editorial boards, peer-reviewed research projects, patents and license agreements, and/or other significant measures appropriate to the individual’s discipline.
Professor William Westney, School of Music, CVPA
Candidates for the President’s Book Award must have published a book within the year; the nomination is reviewed by selected faculty who present recommendations to the awards committee.

 

Faculty Honors: University 2004

The following outstanding faculty members were recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation, April 6, 2004. We are proud of their accomplishments, and we wish them continued success.

President’s Excellence in Teaching Award:
Professor Carla Tedeschi, School of Art, CVPA
TT Alumni Association New Faculty Award:
Dr. Kirsten Yon, School of Music, CVPA
Outstanding Researcher Award:
Dr. Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor in Music, School of Music, CVPA

 

Faculty Honors: University 2003

The following award was announced at the Faculty Honors Convocation, April 8, 2003. We are proud of his achievement and wish him continued success.

Rob Glover

Professor Robly Glover, School of Art, CVPA
Inducted into the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, October 2nd. The candidates considered for membership are full-time tenured or tenure-acquiring faculty members who have been nominated by a current Academy member at Texas Tech. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence and an interest in promoting teaching improvement.

Professor Robly Glover, School of Art, CVPA
The candidate for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award is nominated by the dean’s letter summarizing teaching activities.