TTU System Honors Top Faculty Members with Chancellor’s Council Awards
Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell and university presidents recognize the system’s top faculty with teaching and research awards.
January 29, 2019 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Throughout the month of January, Texas Tech University System Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell recognized 13 faculty members from the TTU System’s four institutions as recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. These awards recognize excellence in academics and research, and are the most prestigious honors given to faculty members within the TTU System.
“I’m proud of the world-class innovation and excellence these faculty members exhibit and the unparalleled education and mentorship they provide to our students,” Mitchell said. “It is an honor to recognize these individuals and the many ways they power our mission to solve problems and change lives. I am thankful they choose to lend their talents and leadership to the institutions of the Texas Tech University System.”
The awards are made possible through philanthropic gifts to the Chancellor’s Council, a giving society that supports Mitchell’s priorities of impacting student lives through scholarships, recognizing faculty achievement and encouraging excellence across the TTU System. Since the teaching and research awards were established by the council in 2001, 178 faculty have received awards totaling $1.1 million.
Award recipients each receive a $5,000 stipend and an engraved medallion.
“Through their annual gifts, Chancellor’s Council members make it possible for us to honor these outstanding faculty and do so much more across our universities,” Mitchell said. “These donors are part of the great things happening here, and I appreciate their continued support.”
2019 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards:
Texas Tech University:
- J Chance Brooks, Ph.D., College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (Teaching Award)
- Mitzi K. Lauderdale, College of Human Sciences (Teaching Award)
- Andrew Littlefield, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences (Research Award)
- Tracy Pearl, J.D., School of Law (Research Award)
- Brie Sherwin, J.D., Ph.D., School of Law (Teaching Award)
- Alan Shinn, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (Teaching Award)
Angelo State University:
- Joseph I. Satterfield, Ph.D., College of Science and Engineering (Research Award)
- Andrew B. Wallace, Ph.D., College of Science and Engineering (Teaching Award)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center:
- Min Hee Kang, Pharm.D., School of Medicine (Research Award)
- Vardan T. Karamyan, Pharm.D., Ph.D., School of Pharmacy (Teaching Award)
- Donna C. Owen, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing (Research Award)
- Steven Sawyer, P.T., Ph.D., School of Health Professions (Teaching Award)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso:
- Charmaine A. Martin, M.D., Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (Teaching Award)
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, over 54,000 students, more than 340,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.3 billion.
In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on 17 campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, the TTU System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.
Texas Tech University
(L-to-R): President Lawrence Schovanec, J Chance Brooks, Andrew Littlefield, Alan Shinn, Tracy Pearl, Brie Sherwin, Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
(L-to-R): Chancellor & TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, Vardan Karamyan, Min Hee Kang, Steven Sawyer, Donna Owen
Angelo State University(L-to-R): President Brian May, Andrew Wallace, Joseph Satterfield, Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
(L-to-R): Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, Charmaine Martin, President Richard Lange