2008 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.
David Francis, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, department of psychology
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.
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.
TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award receive a trophy and a $5,000 check. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Ron Lazer, assistant professor of accountancy and taxation
Sang-Hoon “Shawn” Lee, assistant professor of engineering technology
Brian McFarlin, professor of health and human performance
Vern Paulsen, professor of mathematics
The award consists of $5,000 and a trophy. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in teaching a core curriculum course. Two awards are given.
The award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates and lecturers. The recipient is honored with a trophy and a $5,000 prize. One award is given.
Virginia Leigh Hollyer, mathematics instructor
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.
Lorraine Stock, associate professor of English
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.
Alana Lynes, graduate teaching assistant, biology and biochemistry
FACULTY AWARD FOR MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
The $5,000 award honors the practice of mentoring undergraduate research and scholarship.
Margot Gayle Backus, associate professor of English
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.
Simon Bott, director of undergraduate affairs and advising, chemistry department