Texas Tech Honors Outstanding Faculty

More than 40 faculty members and one department honored during 2008-2009 Faculty Honors Convocation.

Natalia Kolyesnikova, College of Human Sciences, is one of eight new faculty members honored by the Texas Tech Alumni Association. (L-R) TTAA Executive Vice President and CEO Bill Dean, Chancellor Kent Hance, Kolyesnikova, President Guy Bailey.

Natalia Kolyesnikova, College of Human Sciences, is one of eight new faculty members honored by the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA). (L-R) TTAA Executive Vice President and CEO Bill Dean, Chancellor Kent Hance, Kolyesnikova, President Guy Bailey.

Dozens of Texas Tech University faculty members received awards April 21 for their quality teaching and research during the annual Faculty Honors Convocation.

“We have wonderful faculty at Texas Tech,” said Bob Smith, provost. “The annual convocation is a way to recognize the very best in teaching, research and service in our academic community. I am honored to work with so many talented and creative individuals.”

The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Texas Tech Parents Association also presented annual awards during the convocation.

The President’s Academic Achievement Awards:

These awards go to three faculty members who have demonstrated distinction in teaching, research and service.

  • Leslie Thompson, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, College of Education
  • Vaughn James, School of Law
President’s Excellence in Teaching Awards:
  • Sam Prien, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Urs Peter Flueckiger, College of Architecture
  • Ron Milam, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael San Francisco, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Donna Davis, Rawls College of Business Administration
  • Loretta Bradley, College of Education
  • Brian Nutter, Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Mallory Boylan, College of Human Sciences
  • Jennifer Bard, School of Law
  • Kenton Wilkinson, College of Mass Communications
  • Genevieve DeCesaro, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Outstanding Research Awards:
  • Warren Ballard, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Bennett Neiman, College of Architecture
  • Hafid Gafaiti, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Aretha Marbley, College of Education
  • Andreas Neuber, Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Michael OBoyle; College of Human Sciences
  • Arnold Loewy, School of Law
  • Kenton Wilkinson, College of Mass Communications
  • Dorothy Chansky, College of Visual and Performing Arts
The President’s Book Awards:
  • Urs Peter Fluckiger, College of Architecture
  • Mara Neusel in the College of Arts and Sciences
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Awards:
  • Scott Burris, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Rima Al Ajlouni, College of Architecture
  • Dimitri Pappas, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Devendar Banda, College of Education
  • Tim Matis, Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Natalia Kolyesnikova, College of Human Sciences
  • Jennifer Horn, School of Law
  • Keith Dye, College of Visual and Performing Arts
More Award Winners

The Texas Tech Association of Parents Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award:
Ronald Chesser, College of Arts and Sciences

The Association Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award: John Howe, College of Arts and Sciences

The Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award: Michael Fuertes, College of Arts and Sciences

The Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching: Stephanie Borst, College of Arts and Sciences

The Teaching Academy Department Excellence in Teaching Award: Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award: College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award: William Poirier, College of Arts and Sciences

The Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant: Stacy Elko and Christopher Smith, College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Awards: Joseph VanderVeen and Sean Burrows, College of Arts and Sciences

The Horn Professors in attendance also were recognized. The Horn Professorship is the highest award granted by the university. Certificates were presented to newly retired faculty members who have been given emeritus status.