2007 Faculty Awards
ESTHER FARFEL AWARD
The Esther Farfel Award, the university’s highest faculty honor, recognizes a professor who demonstrates excellence in teaching, research and service. The recipient receives a $10,000 prize and a trophy.
Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
JOHN AND REBECCA MOORES PROFESSOR
The John and Rebecca Moores Professor is a five-year renewable award that carries a $10,000 annual stipend and is given to faculty who are outstanding in teaching, research and service.
Randolph Thummel, professor of chemistry
Lois Parkinson Zamora, professor of English
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Three Awards for Excellence in Research and Scholarship are given each year to faculty who have achieved a substantial record of outstanding research, scholarship or creative activities in their field. Each award carries a $5,000 stipend and a plaque.
David J. Francis, professor and chairman of the Department of Psychology
Rigoberto C. Advincula, associate professor of chemistry
Steven Baldelli, assistant professor of chemistry
TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award receive a trophy and a $5,000 check. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Richard M. Alderman, Law Center associate dean for academic affairs, Dwight Olds Chair in Law and Consumer Law Project director
Jim Johnson, associate professor in the School of Theatre & Dance
Kairn Klieman, associate professor of history
Robert A. Ragazzo, UH Law Foundation Professor of Law
The award consists of $5,000 and a trophy. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in teaching a core curriculum course. Two awards are given.
Peter Copeland, associate professor of geosciences
Brian K. McFarlin, assistant professor of health and human performance
INNOVATION IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
The award for outstanding faculty who have demonstrated innovative teaching in a course using instructional technology carries a $5,000 prize and a trophy. Nominees must have recently taught a course using instructional technology. One award is given.
Jaspal Subhlok, associate professor of computer science
This award recognizes outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates and lecturers. The recipient receives a $5,000 prize and a trophy. Nontenure track faculty nominees for this award must have been on the faculty at least half-time for three years prior to nomination. One award is given.
Michael Newman, visiting assistant professor of accountancy and taxation
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
Teaching excellence awards of $1,000 and a trophy are presented to two graduate students. Nominees must have been teaching assistants or fellows for at least two semesters. Two awards are given.
Douglas E. Hughes, graduate teaching assistant in the C.T. Bauer College of Business
Ana-Maria Medina, graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages
FACULTY AWARD FOR MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
The $5,000 award honors the practice of mentoring undergraduate research and scholarship.
Kenneth L. Brown, professor of anthropology
PROVOST FACULTY ADVISING AWARD
The Provost Faculty Advising Award carries a $1,000 check and a plaque and is given to faculty who demonstrate excellence in student advising.
Betty J. Barr, associate professor and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering