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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 32.21. A pdf version of the application can be found at OP 32.21 Attachment A

2021 - 2022 Award Winners

Ryan Hackenbracht, Ph.D

Ryan Hackenbracht specializes in English poetry, prose, and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His book, National Reckonings: The Last Judgment and Literature in Milton's England (Cornell UP, 2019), shows how Milton and other authors endeavored to bring divine judgment into the present, thereby invoking reckoning upon England and disrupting existing ideas of the nation. Hackenbracht is the 2013 recipient of the Natalie Zemon Davis Award from the journal Renaissance and Reformation and the 2011 recipient of the Albert C. Labriola Award from the Milton Society of America. In the summer of 2014, he was the William A. Ringler Fellow at the Huntington Library. His work has appeared in SEL, Milton Studies, Philological Quarterly, Studies in Philology, Renaissance and Reformation, and other venues.

Jaehoon Lee, Ph.D.

Jason (Jaehoon) Lee is an associate professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership—Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) concentration at Texas Tech University. He is also a faculty associate of Texas Tech University Health Science Center and an adjunct associate professor of Baylor College of Medicine. He has expertise in modern research design and advanced statistical methods. His recent research focuses on evaluating mixture models, Bayesian SEM models, and propensity score methods with complex and ‘less favorable' data.

Bryan McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Bryan McLaughlin's research interests are centered on (1) how identities are socially constructed, communicated, and interpreted; and (2) the conditions under which mediated messages either exacerbate or attenuate intergroup conflict and divisions. His current research focuses on how political narratives are processed and experienced by citizens, and the consequences of these experiences for attitudes and political conflict. He is a recipient of the AEJMC Emerging Scholar Award, 2017 from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Andrew Stetson, D.M.A.

Dr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, and Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestras. In addition to performances with the Texas Tech Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. Stetson has performed with Boston Chamber Music Society and as part of the Monadnock Music Festival. As a soloist, Dr. Stetson presents numerous recitals throughout the United States and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Texas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Winner of the 2016 Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, a university-wide honor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Stetson continues to serve as a committed and diligent educator.

As a clinician, Dr. Stetson has presented at numerous high schools throughout the country and at large educational conferences such as the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention and the Florida Music Educators Association Convention. Dr. Stetson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Past Recipients