UH Teaching Excellence Awards Recognize Three EAS Professors
Stewart, Lefer and Khan Recognized for Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Excellence
Stewart, Khan and Lefer at UH Faculty Excellence LuncheonDr. Robert Stewart, Cullen Chair in exploration geophysics, Dr. Barry Lefer, associate professor in atmospheric sciences, and Dr. Shuhab Khan, associate professor in geology, were awarded University of Houston’s top teaching prizes for 2013-14 at the UH Faculty Excellence Luncheon on April 28.
Teaching Excellence Award – Robert Stewart
Stewart teaches classes in exploration geophysics to undergraduate and graduate students including a 10-day, hands-on geophysical field camp offered each summer.
Teaching Excellence Award – Shuhab Khan
Khan teaches courses in GIS and remote sensing to undergraduate and graduate students. The course introduces students to the latest LIDAR, remote sensing, and GPS technology.
Provost Core Award – Barry Lefer
Lefer teaches a popular core course for undergraduates on introduction to meteorology and climate change that includes practical applications from his own research on air pollution in Houston, Los Angeles and China.
In addition to their organized EAS classes, all three professors supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students and conduct their own field-based work both in the U.S. and internationally. All three professors received a cash prize of $8,000.
Previous teaching awards to professors in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences include the Provost Core Award to Drs. Peter Copeland (2007), Bill Dupre (2008), and Mike Murphy (2011). In addition, Dupre won the Provost Faculty Advising Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising in 2010.
For more information on faculty awards at UH see: http://www.uh.edu/provost/shared-interest/awards/nomination-process/teach-ex-process/index.php