Faculty Honors

University of Houston Awards

These CLASS faculty members were recognized on April 26, 2012 at the Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony:


Ester Farfel Award
H. Julia Hannay H. Julia Hannay, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Psychology, has earned the 2012 Esther Farfel Award, a symbol of overall career excellence and the highest honor the University of Houston bestows on a faculty member. The annual award carries a cash prize of $10,000. Read more


Moores Professor Award

Cynthia Freeland, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, has been named a Moores Professor. This five-year renewable award is given to faculty who are outstanding in teaching, research and service. The recipient is awarded a $10,000 annual stipend. Read more

Cynthia Freeland
Kevin Rigdon

Kevin Rigdon, Professor and Head of Graduate Design in the School of Theatre and Dance, has been named a Moores Professors. This five-year renewable award is given to faculty who are outstanding in teaching, research and service. The recipient is awarded a $10,000 annual stipend. Read more

 

Mentoring Undergrad Research

This award recognizes a demonstrated excellence in supporting undergraduate research efforts and encourages mentoring relationships with undergraduate students. This is a career award open to faculty members from all departments. The recipient is honored with a trophy and a $5,000 prize.

Lynn Voskuil
Associate Professor
Department of English

Lynn Voskuil


Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Two awards each at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor rank are presented individuals who have demonstrated great potential (Assistant Professor) or established a growing record (Associate Professor) of outstanding research, scholarship or creative contributions. Two awards at the Full Professor rank are presented to individuals who have complied a substantial continuing record of outstanding research, scholarship or creative activities. Each recipient receives a trophy and a $5,000 prize.

Blake Wilkins

Blake Wilkins
Associate Professor and Director of Percussion Studies
Moores School of Music




Provost Faculty Advising

This award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in undergraduate academic advising. The recipient is honored with a plaque and a $1,000 prize.

Martha Dunkelberger
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Martha Dunkelberger


Teaching Excellence

This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching. Recipients are honored with a trophy and an $8,000 prize.


Stephan Hillerbrand

Stephan Hillerbrand 
Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media
School of Art

Samantha Kwan
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

Samantha Kwan
Robert Shimko

Robert Shimko 
Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy
School of Theatre & Dance



Provost's Core

This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching in the core curriculum. Recipients are honored with a trophy and an $8,000 prize.

Todd Romero 
Assistant Professor 
Department of History


Todd Romero



Instructional/Clinical

This 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 an $8,000 prize.

Sarah Kielt Costello

Sarah Kielt Costello 
Instructional Assistant Professor 
School of Art

Sharon Marquart
Visiting Assistant Professor 
Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Sharon Marquart


Group Teaching Excellence
This award recognizes groups of faculty in both formal and informal programs who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student success. A cash prize of $30,000 is distributed among the members of a group of faculty who have who have worked together collaboratively in the design, implementation and evaluation of a course or a series of courses to improve student outcomes and who demonstrate effective and innovative teaching over a three year period of time. 

Dept. of Hispanic Studies

Department of Hispanic Studies

Marta Fairclough, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics; Flavia Belpoliti, Assistant Professor & Director of the Spanish Language Program;  Debra Frazier, Academic Advisor; Anel Garza, Lecturer; Eugenias Ruiz, Lecturer



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