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Texas Tech Today - Chancellor's Council Expands Awards, Announces Prestigious Award Winners

December 10, 2013

Front Row (L to R): Hart, Trejos-Castillo, Cogliser and Cañas-Carrell. Back Row (L to R): Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis, Shannon, Reid, Vanapalli, Blunk, Huston, TTUHSC President Tedd Mitchell, Pasupathy, Regent Nancy Neal, Zeng, Mirajkar, Urbatsch and Chancellor Kent Hance.

Front Row (L to R): Hart, Trejos-Castillo, Cogliser and Cañas-Carrell. Back Row (L to R): Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis, Shannon, Reid, Vanapalli, Blunk, Huston, TTUHSC President Tedd Mitchell, Pasupathy, Regent Nancy Neal, Zeng, Mirajkar, Urbatsch and Chancellor Kent Hance.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance Friday (Dec. 6) announced recipients of the 13th annual Chancellor's Council distinguished faculty awards. Recognizing excellence in teaching, research and commercialization, these awards represent the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the TTU System.

"We are pleased to present these outstanding awards to such esteemed individuals," Hance said. "These faculty members represent the best of the best and continue to take our universities to new heights."

For the first time in its history, this year's list of recipients also includes awards honoring faculty members for commercialization efforts. The Chancellor's Council awards now include Distinguished Research, Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Commercialization awards.

Eight faculty members from Texas Tech University, six faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), two faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso and two faculty members from Angelo State University received the honors for a total of 18 recipients.

"We are grateful to have such hardworking faculty members on our team," Hance said. "Their efforts not only benefit our students and research efforts but also advance the reputation of our institutions."

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.

Winners from the Rawls College of Business:

Mayukh Dass, Ph.D. - Distinguished Research Award

Mayukh Dass is an associate professor of marketing in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business and serves as program director for the Rawls Business Leadership Program at Texas Tech University. A faculty member at Texas Tech since 2008, Dass received the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year award in 2013 and has published 19 journal articles in highly ranked journals, as well as four book chapters and 37 conference proceedings. He received his bachelor of engineering in electronics and power from Nagpur University in India, and a master's degree in artificial intelligence, master's degree in statistics, and Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Claudia C. Cogliser, Ph.D. - Distinguished Teaching Award

Claudia C. Cogliser is an associate professor in the Area of Management at the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. She was inducted into the Texas Tech Teaching Academy in 2013 and named a Texas Tech Integrated Scholar in 2011. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami and previously held faculty positions at the University of Oklahoma and Oregon State University. With more than 35 publications featured in scholarly outlets, her teaching style is inspired by theory and service learning. Her research interests include leader-follower relationships, authentic leadership, entrepreneurial orientation, scale development, and multi-level analysis.

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