Provost Paula Myrick Short is pleased to announce the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards honorees. Through inspirational teaching, critical research, and mentoring and advising students, exceptional faculty have brought national recognition to the University of Houston. The award recipients will be honored during the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards celebration on May 5, 2022. Please join Provost Short in congratulating these highly deserving faculty members!
This five year, renewable professorship is awarded to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and service.
Carla Sharp, Psychology
Rex Koontz, School of Art
Sarah Fishman Boyd, History
Vallabh Das, Vision Sciences
Hanadi Rifai, Civil Engineering
Teaching Excellence Awards
The Teaching Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of faculty in eight individual categories: Teaching Excellence, Provost 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.
Amanda Ellis, English
Maria Victoria Tejada-Simon, Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
William Widger, Biology and Biochemistry
Jill Yamasaki, The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated outstanding teaching in undergraduate core curriculum courses.
Alexander Robinson, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Innovation in Instructional Technology
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in innovative teaching using instructional technology.
Alexey Golubev, History
This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates, and lecturers.
Keith Butcher, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Jaime De Vega, Information and Logistics Technology
Aditi Marwaha, Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monique Ogletree, Biology and Biochemistry
Marina Sebastijanovic, Management
Graduate Teaching Assistant
This award is given to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Brian McWilliams, English
Colby Ornell, English
Alex Paul, History
Obiomachukwu Umeozor, 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.
Leandra Zarnow, History
This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of their career at the University of Houston.
Frank Holt, History
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.
Paige Evans, Mathematics
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.
Toya Conston, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Erica Jordan, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Leslie Frankel, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Saira Rab, Psychological, Health, and Learning 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.
Roberto Ballarini, Civil Engineering
Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards
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.
Loi Do, Chemistry
W. Tony Frankino, Biology and Biochemistry
Kirill Larin, Biomedical Engineering
Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who has had outstanding success in mentoring graduate students.
Jeffrey Rimer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering