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Faculty honored for teaching, research and service

spring faculty meeting 2011Nineteen faculty members were honored for teaching, research and service to the university at the annual Spring Faculty Meeting April 28.

Provost Warren Burggren and President V. Lane Rawlins discussed the university’s future, including anticipated growth, funding from tuition and the State of Texas, and its move toward status as both a National Research University and as the provider of the best undergraduate experience in Texas, photo below.

Awards were announced and presented by Christy Crutsinger, associate provost for faculty success, and Burggren. Above, from left, Crutsinger, Rawlins and Burggren.

J.H. SHELTON EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

  • Nicole Smith, assistant professor, English

THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL TEACHING AWARD

  • Donna Ledgerwood, associate professor, Management
  • Fang-Ling Lu, associate professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

THE PRSIDENT’S COUNCIL UNIVERSITY SERVICE AWARD

  • Michael Nieswiadomy, professor, Economics

UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED TEACHING PROFESSORS

  • Kimi King, associate professor, Political Science
  • Richard White, professor, Management

UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSORS

  • Steve Friedson, Regents professor, Music History, Theory, Ethnomusicology
  • Timothy Jackson, professor, Music History, Theory, Ethnomusicology

OUTSTANDING ONLINE COURSE TEACHER AWARD

  • Smita Mehta, associate professor, Educational Psychology

EXEMPLARY ONLINE COURSE TEACHER AWARD

  • Lou Pelton, associate professor, Marketing and Logistics

UNT’S NOMINEE FOR THE MINNIE STEVENS PIPER PROFESSOR AWARD

  • Carol Wickstrom, associate professor, Teacher Education and Administration

COACH OF THE YEAR IN SUPPORT OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS AWARD

  • Jeff Mitchell,  Women’s Golf Coach

CITATION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

  • Alan Albarran, professor, Radio, Television and Film and founding director, Center for Spanish Language Media

‘FESSOR GRAHAM AWARD

  • Armin Mikler, associate professor, Computer Science and Engineering

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION HONOR PROFESSORS

  • Donald Lyons, associate professor, Geography
  • Miroslav Penkov, assistant professor, English
  • Richard Smith, associate professor and chair, Behavior Analysis
  • Steven Harlos, professor, Keyboard Studies
  • Tandra Tyler-Wood, associate professor, Learning Technologies

 Find photos of award recipients in Share Photos. (Photos by Jonathan Reynolds)

spring faculty meeting 2011

Posted on: Thu 05 May 2011

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