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Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards

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.

Nominations for The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Awards will be accepted through ttu.infoready4.com annually as outlined in OP 32.24 Attachment D.

The 2016-2017 Distinguished Research Award Recipients Are:

Distinguished Teaching Awards

  • Karen L. Alexander, associate professor, College of Human Sciences
  • Lora Deahl, professor, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Cynthia B. McKenney, professor, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Distinguished Research Awards

  • Michael Ballou, associate professor and associate dean, College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources
  • Yoojin Chae, assistant professor, College of Human Sciences
  • Harvinder Singh Gill, associate professor, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Michael P. Jordan, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences

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