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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Honors

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) announces the winners of the 2012 Ross M. Lence Awards for Teaching Excellence.

The college gives out teaching excellence awards in three categories:  Humanities, Social Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts. The awards are named to honor the memory of one of the University of Houston’s most inspiring teachers, Ross M. Lence, a professor of political science from 1971 – 2006.


Claudine Giacchetti

The Ross M. Lence Award in the Humanities goes to Claudine Giacchetti, Professor and Director of the French Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Professor Giacchetti is a scholar of Nineteenth-Century French literature and has written extensively on women writers of the Romantic period. Read more


Samantha Kwan

The Ross M. Lence Award in the Social Sciences goes to Samantha Kwan, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. Professor Kwan conducts research in the areas of gender, body, and health, focusing on how cultural and social structures shape women’s physical and emotional well-being. Read more


Jackie deMontmollin

The Ross M. Lence Award in Performing and Visual Arts goes to Jackie deMontmollin assistant professor and associate director of Theatre Education in the School of Theatre & Dance. Professor deMontmollin specializes in curriculum development and pedagogy. 
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CLASS congratulates the winners on a job well done!

View 2011 CLASS Awards

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