Texas Tech University

Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award

Council Announces Prestigious Award Winners

Established in 2001, the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards are given to individuals who exemplify teaching or research excellence throughout the year. These are the highest honors given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members at its component institutions. Winners of these awards have significantly advanced teaching or research efforts and are noted as leaders among colleagues and in their respective fields.

The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Awards are designed to recognize faculty members 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. The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Awards are designed to recognize outstanding research, scholarship, and creative activity of faculty members in the developmental stages of their careers.

The 2015-2016 Distinguished Research Award Recipients Are:

Distinguished Teaching Awards

  • Scott Burris, Ph.D., College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Deborah Fowler, Ph.D., College of Human Sciences
  • Tanja Karp, Ph.D., Whitacre College of Engineering

Distinguished Research Awards

  • Brian C. Ancell, Ph.D, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ranadip Pal, Ph.D.,  Whitacre College of Engineering

Each winner receives a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 award. The Chancellor’s Council raises funds for student scholarships and recruitment, faculty awards and support, and other programs of excellence.

Past Recipients