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2016 Moores Professors and Teaching Excellence Awards Recipients April 7, 2016

Whether in the classroom, in the research laboratory, or mentoring and advising students, faculty have brought the University of Houston to top-tier national recognition. University faculty receiving a 2016 Teaching Excellence Award or a Moores Professorship will be honored at the Faculty Excellence Award Dinner April 14 at the Hilton University of Houston.  Additionally, the University's highest faculty honor, The Esther Farfel Award, will also be presented by last year's recipient, David Ashley White.

Please join Provost Short in congratulating these worthy and well-deserved faculty members!

John and Rebecca Moores Professorship

This five year, renewable professorship is awarded to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and service.

Karolos Grigoriadis, Mechanical Engineering
Susan Scarrow, Political Science

Teaching Excellence Awards

The Teaching Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of faculty in nine categories: Teaching Excellence, Provost's Core, Instructional Technology, Instructor/Clinical, Graduate Teaching, Community Engagement, Career, Group Teaching, and Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence.

Teaching Excellence

This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching.

Margaret Blake, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Claudine Anne Giacchetti, Modern and Classical Languages
Paul Povel, Finance

Provost's Core

This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching in the core curriculum.

Matthew Clavin, History

Instructional Technology

This award is given in recognition of full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in innovative teaching using instructional technology such as hybrid courses, online courses and instructional television. 

Cristian Morosan, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Instructor/Clinical

This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty,
research faculty, artist affiliates, and lecturers.

Dina Alsowayel, History
Julia Kleinheider, Modern and Classical Languages
Claudia Scott, Health and Human Performance
Perri Segura, Mathematics
Lauren Simpson, UH Law Center
Amy Vandaveer, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Graduate Teaching Assistant

This award is given to graduate students in recognition of outstanding teaching.

Reza Abbasgholizadeh, Biology and Biochemistry
Klavdia Ballard, Management
Erin Singer, English

Community Engagement

This award is given in recognition of full-time faculty who involve students in service learning activities or community engagement projects.

Mark Tomforde, Mathematics

Career

This award is given to tenured faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of their career at the University of Houston.

Agnes DeFranco, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Group Teaching

This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student success, and who have worked together collaboratively to improve student outcomes.

For the Program for Excellence in Selling:

Carl Herman
Joel Le Bon
Amy Vandaveer
James Webb

For the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship:

Edward Blair
Bill Bobbora
Melissa Comperry
David Cook
Kenneth Jones
Jim Kane
Kelly McCormick
Hesam Panahi
Bill Sherrill
Jim Wilkinson

Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence

This award is given to a previous University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award recipient, who in ten or more years of teaching, has made sustained and significant contributions to education.

Rupa Iyer, Technology