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Outstanding Faculty Honored
Dozens of Texas Tech University faculty members were honored recently for their quality teaching and research.
“It is a pleasure to honor some of our outstanding faculty members,” said Jon Whitmore, president of Texas Tech University, at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation held April 11. “We have an excellent faculty, and that makes the award decisions difficult. These fine men and women are a key reason that Texas Tech continues to grow in stature and academic reputation.”
These highly competitive awards focus on teaching, research and service, which are the core missions of the university.
“These awards are an indication of the quality faculty members who are teaching our students, discovering new knowledge through their research and working within our community, state and world to find solutions to the challenges facing society,” said Bill Marcy, provost of Texas Tech University.
President’s Academic Achievement Awards
(Awarded to three faculty who have demonstrated distinction in teaching, research and service)
President’s Excellence in Teaching
President’s Outstanding Research Award
President’s Book Awards
(Given to outstanding faculty authors)
Teaching Academy Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award
Department of Biological Sciences
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Awards
These awards are an indication of the quality of faculty members says Provost Bill Marcy
The Texas Tech Association of Parents presented four awards: the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award was presented to W. David Nes, College of Arts and Sciences; the Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award to Carleton Phillips, College of Arts and Sciences; the Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award to Audra Morse, College of Engineering; and the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award for Creativity in Teaching to Tanja Karp, College of Engineering.
Ellen Peffley in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences was winner of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award, and James Dickens in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was winner of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award.
Newly designated Paul Whitfield Horn Professors, Michael Galyean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and James Watkins of the College of Architecture were recognized along with previous Horn Professor designees. The Horn Professorship is the highest honor that can be bestowed on Texas Tech faculty.
Certificates also were presented to newly retired faculty members who have been given emeritus status.