Awards Include Two Group Teaching Awards and Individual Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Instructional Technology,
Nineteen College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty members are being honored for excellence in the areas of teaching, mentoring, research and scholarship.
The awards, given each year at the “UH Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner,” are one of the highest honors bestowed by the University of Houston. All winners receive a cash prize.
“Congratulations to this outstanding group of awardees. The efforts of these faculty members have a great impact on the success of our students and our research program,” said Dan E. Wells, NSM dean.
Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship – Associate Professor
UH presents two awards at the Associate Professor rank to individuals who have
Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship – Assistant Professor
UH presents two awards at the Assistant Professor rank to individuals who have demonstrated great potential in research, scholarship or creative endeavors by virtue of the exceptional quality of their early contributions.
Don Coltart, Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
Two NSM faculty members received this award that recognizes the mentorship efforts of UH faculty at all stages of their careers. The award acknowledges faculty who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors and who have demonstrated at least five years of mentorship involvement.
Edgar Bering, Physics
Timothy Cooper, Biology and Biochemistry
Teaching Excellence Award
Two NSM faculty members received this award given to in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching.
Don Coltart, Chemistry
W. Anthony Frankino, Biology and Biochemistry
Teaching Excellence Award – Instructional Technology
This award is given in recognition of a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in innovative teaching using instructional technology
Steven Pennings, Biology and Biochemistry
Teaching Excellence Award – Instructor/Clinical
This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates, and lecturers.
Nouhad Rizk, Computer Science
Teaching Excellence Award – Group Teaching
Two NSM groups were recognized with Group Teaching Awards. The award recognizes faculty who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student success, who have worked together collaboratively to improve student outcomes.
Introductory Biology Teaching Team
Catherine Horn, Educational
Richard Knapp, Biology and Biochemistry
Ana Medrano, Biology and Biochemistry
Monique Ogletree, Biology and Biochemistry
Donna Pattison, Biology and Biochemistry
Dan Wells, Biology and Biochemistry
Lawrence Williams, Biology and Biochemistry
Enhancing University Physics 1 & 2 through an Inquiry-Based Approach
Rebecca Forrest, Physics
Sladjana Maric, Physics
Donna Stokes, Physics
Oomman Varghese, Physics
Lowell Wood, Physics
- Kathy Major, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics