Dear Faculty and Staff,
It is my pleasure to announce the 2023 Faculty Excellence Award recipients. These professors have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers, scholars, mentors and researchers.
They will be formally acknowledged for their hard work during the Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony, tomorrow, May 3, but we can begin celebrating their achievements today. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding faculty members and thank them for their contributions to the University!
Diane Z. Chase
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH
This five year, renewable professorship is awarded to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and service.
Therese Kosten, Psychology
Ki-Joon Back, Global Hospitality Leadership
Teaching Excellence Awards
The Teaching Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of faculty in eight individual categories: Teaching Excellence, Provost's Core, Innovation in Instructional Technology, Instructor/Clinical, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Community Engagement, Career, and Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence. The Teaching Excellence Awards also recognize Group Teaching as a separate category.
This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding achievements in teaching.
Tiffany Legendre, Global Hospitality Leadership
Dave Fagundes, Law
Eduardo Aleman, Political Science
Mikel Cole, Curriculum and Instruction
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated outstanding teaching in undergraduate core curriculum courses.
Kelly Hopkins, History
Jenifer Gifford, Biology and Biochemistry
Innovation in Instructional Technology
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in innovative teaching using instructional technology.
Tucker Johnson, Global Hospitality Leadership
Monika Alters, Information and Logistics Technology
This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates, and lecturers.
Reba Haskell, Global Hospitality Leadership
Joshua Wollen, Pharmacy Practice & Translational Research
Lisa Farmer, Biology
Graduate Teaching Assistant
This award is given to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Daniel Kennedy, Political Science
Marisa Koulen, English
Ann Kroger, English
Sylvia Garcia, English
This award is given in recognition of full-time faculty who involve students in service to the community through service learning activities or community engagement projects.
Michael Cottingham, Health and Human Performance
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of their career at the University of Houston.
JeAnna Abbott, Global Hospitality Leadership
Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence
This award is given in recognition of faculty who have made sustained and significant contributions to education within the context of their responsibilities as a full-time faculty member.
Cristian Morosan, Global Hospitality Leadership
This award recognizes groups of faculty in both formal and informal programs who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student success, and who have worked together collaboratively to improve student outcomes.
Katherine Brem, Law
Alissa Gomez, Law
Whitney Heard, Law
Hilary Reed, Law
Lauren Simpson, Law
Kenneth Swift, Law
Undergraduate Research Mentor
This award recognizes the mentorship efforts of University of Houston 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.
Christopher Arellano, Health & Human Performance
Meghana Trivedi, Pharmacy Practice & Translational Research
Outstanding Graduate Mentor
This award recognizes a faculty member who has had outstanding success in mentoring graduate students.
Bradley McConnell, Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
This award is given to tenured or tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the promotion of globalization of teaching, research, and/or service.
Claudine Anne Giacchetti, Modern and Classical Languages
Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Program
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research, scholarship and creative endeavors by virtue of the exceptional quality of their early contributions.
Michael Kubo, Architecture
Andreas Mang, Mathematics
This award recognizes faculty who have established a growing record of outstanding research, scholarship and creative contributions, and who are emerging leaders in their field.
Keliy Anderson-Staley, Art
Thomas Teets, Chemistry
This award recognizes faculty who have a substantial continuing
record of outstanding research, scholarship and creative activities.
Haleh Ardebili, Mechanical Engineering
Maxim Olshanskii, Mathematics
Outstanding Population Health Publication
This this annual award from UH Population Health is to recognize the lead author of a peer-reviewed journal article or peerreviewed book chapter, judged as making a substantial contribution to the literature
and/or practice of population health.
Omolola Adepoju, Health Systems & Population Health Sciences