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JTMTCVPA Faculty Honors & Awards



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Faculty Honors & Awards for Research & Teaching - Texas Tech University

Paul Whitfield Horn Professors

Horn Professorships, the highest faculty honor that the university may bestow, are granted to tenured professors in recognition of their attainment or national and/or international distinction for having made a unique and significant impact on their field through outstanding research or other creative scholarly achievement.

Dr. Bill Westney, School of Music
Dr. Mary Jean Van Appledorn, School of Music, Emerita 2009

Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award

The Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished 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. Nominees for this award are designated as the college’s Outstanding Researcher for the year, and receive the Fine Arts Doctoral Program’s Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative/Research.

JTMTCVPA Outstanding Researcher Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative/Research (FADP)

Dr. Susan Brumfield, School of Music, 2014
Professor Rick Dingus, School of Art, 2013
Dr. Susan Brumfield, School of Music, 2012
Dr. Dorothy Chansky, School of Theatre & Dance, 2011
Dr. Janice Killian, School of Music, 2010
Professor Rick Dingus, School of Art, 2007
Professor Karl Dent, School of Music, 2006
Professor Lynwood Kreneck, School of Art, 2005
Dr. Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn, School of Music, 2004

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.

Dr. Carla Cash, School of Music, 2015
Assitant Professor Christie Blizard, School of Art, 2012

President's Book Award

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.

Dr. Dorothy Chansky, School of Theatre & Dance, 2006
Dr. William Westney, School of Music, 2005

President's Mid-Career Faculty Award

Dr. William Gelber, School of Theatre & Dance, 2015
Associate Professor James Decker, School of Music, 2014

President’s Academic Achievement Award

The President’s Academic Achievement Award rewards excellence in achievement across the teaching- research- service missions of the university. It requires evidence of productive scholarship, peer recognition in one or more areas, and demonstrated competence in all areas.

Professor Gerald Dolter, School of Music, 2014
Associate Professor Genevieve Durham DeCesaro,
School of Theatre & Dance, 2013

Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award

The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes 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.

Dr. Janice Killian, School of Music, 2012
Dr. William Westney, School of Music, 2009

President's Excellence in Teaching Award

The President's Excellence in Teaching Award results from excellence in a teaching role and is nominated by the dean's letter summarizing teaching activities.

Associate Professor Nicole Wesley,
School of Theatre & Dance, 2015
Dr. Kevin Wass, School of Music, 2014
Professor Lisa Garner Santa, School of Music, 2013
Dr. William Gelber, School of Theatre & Dance, 2012
Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, School of Art, 2011
Dr. Christopher J. Smith, School of Music, 2010
Associate Professor Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, School of Theatre & Dance, 2009
Dr. Lisa Rogers, School of Music, 2008
Dr. Wayne Hobbs, School of Music, 2007
Dr. John Gilbert, School of Music, 2006
Associate Professor David Shea, School of Music, 2005
Associate Professor Carla Tedeschi, School of Art, 2004
Professor Robly Glover, School of Art, 2003

Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes 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.

Dr. Thomas Cimarusti, School of Music, 201

Alumni Association New Faculty Award

The Alumni Association New Faculty Award 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.

Dr. Esen Ogus Uzun, School of Art, 2015
Assistant Professor Duane Hill, School of Music, 2014
Dr. Mei-Fang Lin, School of Music, 2013
Assistant Professor Ali Duffy, School of Theatre & Dance, 2012
Assistant Professor Christie Blizard, School of Art, 2011
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lastrapes, School of Music, 2010
Dr. Keith Dye, School of Music, 2009
Dr. Peter Martens, School of Music, 2008
Dr. Aaron Adair, School of Theatre & Dance, 2007
Dr. Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs, School of Music, 2006
Assistant Professor Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, School of Theatre & Dance, 2005
Dr. Kirsten Yon, School of Music, 2004