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2017 Moores Professors and Teaching Excellence, Global, and Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards Recipients 2017 MOORES PROFESSORS, TEACHING EXCELLENCE, GLOBAL, AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORING AWARDS

Whether in the classroom, in the research laboratory, or mentoring and advising students, faculty have brought the University of Houston to top-tier national recognition. University faculty receiving a 2017 Teaching Excellence or Global Award, a Moores Professorship, or an Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award will be honored at the Faculty Excellence Award Dinner April 20 at the Hilton University of Houston.  Additionally, the University's highest faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award, will also be presented by last year's recipient, George E. Fox.

Please join Provost Short in congratulating these worthy and well-deserved faculty members!

Moores Professorship

This five year, renewable professorship is awarded to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and service.

Clayton Neighbors, Psychology

Provost's Core

This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching in the core curriculum.

James Schafer, History
Elizabeth Simas, Political Science

Graduate Teaching Assistant

This award is given to graduate students in recognition of outstanding teaching.

Elizabeth Blomstedt, English
Erika Jo Brown, English


This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of their career at the University of Houston.

Richard Armstrong, Modern and Classical Languages

Global Award

This award is given to tenured or tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the promotion of globalization of teaching, research, and/or service.

Sharon Wen, Modern and Classical Languages

Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity

Associate Professor: Richard Simpson, Health and Human Performance

Full Professor: Clayton Neighbors, Psychology

Photo Gallery

Photos by: Gary Maltz at Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design