Texas Tech University

Convocation 2019

And Other Major Awards for 2018-19

faculty honors medallion ttuSpring Convocation 2019

Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, along with faculty of other TTU colleges, were awarded for their achievements during the 2019 Faculty Honors Convocation April 17. During the event, some faculty received medallions for their work, and others received certificates along with handshakes and congratulations.

From Other Award Ceremonies

This directory also includes several other significant awards granted by Texas Tech University to Arts & Sciences departments, faculty, students and staff during the 2018-2019 school year. These were bestowed during various ceremonies that took place from late fall 2018 through spring 2019.

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Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award 2019

 TTU psychology professor Andrew Littlefield

Dr. ANDREW LITTLEFIELD
Assistant Professor and Clinical Program Co-Director
Department of Psychological Sciences

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President's Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

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Dr. GARY BELL
Professor of Tudor-Stuart England
Department of History

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President's Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

TTU psychology professor Zachary Hohman

Dr. ZACHARY HOHMAN
Assistant Professor of Experimental (Social) Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences

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President's Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

TTU professor and chair of Kinesiology & Sport Management, Angela Lumpkin

Dr. ANGELA LUMPKIN
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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President's Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

TTU Chemistry Professor Michael Mayer 

Dr. MICHAEL MAYER
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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President's Academic Achievement Award 2019

Yehia Mechref, Professor & Chair of Texas Tech's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. YEHIA MECHREF
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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President's Faculty Book Award 2019

 TTU history professor Emily Skidmore

Dr. EMILY SKIDMORE
Associate Professor and Author of "True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century" (NYU Press, 2017)
Department of History

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President's Faculty Book Award 2019

TTU biology professor Lewis Held

Dr. LEWIS HELD
Associate Professor of Developmental Genetics and Author of "Deep Homology? Uncanny Similarities of Humans and Flies Uncovered by Evo-Devo" (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Department of Biological Sciences

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President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award 2019

TTU professor and chair of Environmental Toxicology, Steve Presley 

Dr. STEVE PRESLEY
Professor and Chair
Department of Environmental Toxicology

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President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship 2019

TTU English professor, Curtis Bauer

Dr. CURTIS BAUER
Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing
Department of English

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President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship 2019

TTU English professor, Allison Whitney

Dr. ALLISON WHITNEY
Associate Professor
Department of English

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President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship 2019

TTU math professor Brock Williams

Dr. BROCK WILLIAMS
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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President's Excellence in Research Professorship 2019

TTU professor Jaclyn Canas-Carrell

Dr. JACLYN CAÑAS-CARRELL
Professor of Analytical Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry
Department of Environmental Toxicology

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President's Excellence in Research Professorship 2019

TTU math professor Lars Christensen

Dr. LARS CHRISTENSEN
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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President's Excellence in Research Professorship 2019

TTU archaeology professor Brett Houk

Dr. BRETT HOUK
Associate Professor of Archaeology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work

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President's Excellence in Research Professorship 2019

TTU classics professor Christopher Witmore

Dr. CHRISTOPHER WITMORE
Professor of Archaeology and Classics
Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

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Texas Tech University Integrated Scholar 2019

TTU English Professor Rich Rice


Dr. RICH RICE
Professor and Director of the Technical Communication & Rhetoric Program
Department of English

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Texas Tech University Integrated Scholar 2019

TTU English Professor Min-Joo Kim

Dr. MIN-JOO KIM
Associate Professor
Department of English

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President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award 2019

TTU political science professor Lisa Gittner

Dr. LISA GITTNER
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science

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President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award 2019

TTU political science professor Nathaniel Wright

Dr. NATHANIEL WRIGHT
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

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Provost's Institutional Effectiveness Excellence Award 2019

Psychological Sciences wins award 2019

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Chair: Dr. Robert Morgan

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Teaching Academy's Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

English Department wins award 2019

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Chair: Dr. Brian Still

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Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award 2019

TTU kinesiology professor Grant Tinsley 

Dr. GRANT TINSLEY
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr.
Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award 2019

TTU math professor Lars Christensen

Dr. LARS CHRISTENSEN
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr.
Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award 2019

TTU psychology professor Yi-Yuan Tang 

Dr. YI-YUAN TANG
Professor Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology and Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurosicence
Department of Psychological Sciences

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Emeritus Faculty Certificate 2019

Dr. JAMES BARRICK
Professor of Micropaleontology & Biostatigraphy
Department of Geosciences
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Dr. MARGARET ELBOW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
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Dr. GARY ELBOW
Professor of Geography
Department of Geosciences

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Dr. DAVID GILLIAM
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Dr. HOSSEIN MANSOUI
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Dr. HELEN MORROW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
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Dr. WALTER SCHALLER
Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy

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Horn Professor Recognition 2019

For a directory of A&S Horn Professors, follow this link.

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Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award 2019

TTU grad student Yu-Wei Chang 

YU-WEI CHANG
PhD Student
Department of Environmental Toxicology

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Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award 2019

TTU grad student Nancy Dinan 

NANCY DINAN
PhD Student
Department of English

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Texas Tech Parent's Association Hemphill Wells
New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

TTU French professor Andrea Jonsson

Dr. ANDREA JONSSON
Assistant Professor of French
Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

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Texas Tech Parent's Association Spencer A. Wells
Award for Creativity in Teaching 2019

TTU history professor Aliza Wong

Dr. LIZA WONG
Associate Professor, Department of History
Associate Dean, Honors College

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Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant 2019

TTU history professor Miguel Levario 

Dr. MIGUEL LEVARIO
Associate Professor of U.S. and Borderlands and Mexican American History
Department of History 

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Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant 2019

TTU English professor Lisa Phillips 

Dr. LISA PHILLIPS
Assistant Professor of Technical Communication & Rhetoric
Department of English

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Professing Excellence Award 2019

TTU math professor Lars Christensen

Dr. LARS CHRISTENSEN
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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Nancy J. Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award 2019

TTU chemistry chair Yehia Mechref

Dr. YEHIA MECHREF
Professor & Chair
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Distinguished Staff Matador Award 2018

TTU President Lawrence Schovanec and Grant Editor Brendan Allison

BRENDAN ALLISON
Grant Editor
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office

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Distinguished Staff Masked Rider Award 2018

TTU President Lawrence Schovanec and Arts & Sciences Budget Director Li Qin

LI QIN
Director of Budget & Finance
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office

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Distinguished Staff Guns Up (Team) Award 2018

TTU Chemistry staffers Vincent Wilde, Jean Bertonazzi and Scott Hiemstra with TTU President Lawrence Schovanec

VINCENT WILDE
Senior Project Engineer

JEAN BERTONAZZI
Scientific Glass Blower

SCOTT HIEMSTRA
Program Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Archive

To find those honored in previous years, please see the links below.

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2018

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2017

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2016

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2015

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2014

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2013

Faculty Honors Convocation Spring 2012

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