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Distinguished Advising, Research and Teaching Awards


Distinguished Advising Award

Nominations

The nomination process is currently closed. Faculty and professional staff members who advise undergraduate students may be nominated for the award. This award, sponsored by the University of Memphis Alumni Association, was established to recognize excellent advising on our campus and it has been a great benefit to our campus that, over the years, so many faculty and professional advisors have been recognized by students, alumni, peers and supervisors for excellence in advising.

For more information contact Director of Academic Advising Karen Thurmond at kthurmnd@memphis.edu.

The Award

Every Spring, the University of Memphis Alumni Association honors two outstanding faculty or professional advisors with the Distinguished Advising Award. Recipients are given plaques and a stipend. The Distinguished Advising Award is funded and sponsored by the University of Memphis Alumni Association.

Selection Process

The selection process begins with nominations by U of M faculty, students, and alumni. The Selection Committee is appointed by the Provost and consists of two faculty, two professional staff, two administrators, the Director of Academic Advising, and a student representative. Final candidates are asked to request supporting letters and submit a dossier.

For more information about the Distinguished Advising Award selection guidelines and procedures, click here.

2014 Award Recipients

  • Courtney Brafford, Academic Counseling
  • David Horan, Department of Art

Past Award Recipients

2013

  • Kriangsiri Malasri, Instructor, Department of Computer Science
  • Laurie Snyder, Assistant to the Dean for Undergraduate programs, College of Communication & Fine Arts

2012

  • Robert Blanton, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Sara Williams, University College

2011

  • Anna Bess Sorin, Coordinator of the Biology Advising and Resource Center
  • Marion Chiles Powless (BA '83, MA '07), Academic Advising Coordinator for the Department of Psychology

2010

  • Dorothy Hale
  • Tracy Robinson

Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations

The deadline for the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award has passed.

The Award

Every Spring, the University of Memphis Alumni Association honors four outstanding faculty with the presentation of the Distinguished Teaching Award. Recipients receive individual plaques and awards, and their photographs are displayed in the Administration Building next to the large plaque honoring all those who have previously received the award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is funded and sponsored by the University of Memphis Alumni Association.

Selection Process

The selection process begins with nominations by U of M full-time faculty, students, and alumni. The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, which includes former award winners, will select a number of nominees for further consideration. The Committee will also request letters of evaluation from each finalist's administrative head. Then the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee will review all pertinent data, including the student evaluations of all courses taught within the past three years, to select the award winners.

To review the DTA Selection guidelines and procedures, click here.

2014 Award Recipients

  • Douglas Campbell, Instructor, Department of Economics
  • Nicole Detraz, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Kendra Murphy, Instructor Coordinator, Department of Sociology
  • Carmen Weaver, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Instruction, Curriculum, Leadership
Past Recipients

1967
Dr. Carroll B. Bowman
Mrs. Sophia C. Brotherton
Dr. James R. Chumney, Jr.

1968
Mr. R.J. Coltharp
Dr. Charles W. Crawford
Dr. William Gillaspie
Mr. Charles S. Henderson

1969
Mrs. E. Claire Henry
Dr. Ray S. House
Dr. Gene G. James
Dr. H. Graden Kirksey, Jr.

1970
Dr. Elna B. McBride
Dr. James Chumney
Dr. Robert W. McGowan
Dr. Joseph H. Riggs
Dr. Paul Sisco

1971 Dr. Robert E. Magowan
Dr. James F. Payne
Dr. Blanche D. Schwartz
Dr. Arthur Yehle

1972
Mr. William R. Ellis
Dr. Melvin A. Humphreys
Mrs. Florence Schenker (Halle)
Mr. James T. Thompson

1973
Dr. E. Dean Butler
Dr. Malcolm D. Calhoun
Dr. William S. Hollis
Dr. Van N. Oliphant

1974
Mr. Brodie T. Estes
Mrs. Shirley L. Lupfer
Dr. John Schifani
Dr. Major L. Wilson

1975
Dr. Thomas R. Caplinger
Dr. Thomas C. Carlson
Dr. J. Paul Price
Mr. Henry Reeves

1976 Dr. Dixie R. Crase
Mr. Glen W. Davis
Mr. Ronald L. Day
Dr. Donald W. Satterfield

1977
Dr. Rebecca F. Guy
Mr. Thomas E. Mason
Dr. Edward H. Perry
Mrs. Lada Sands

1978
Dr. Michael Garland
Dr. Burl E. Gilliland
Dr. Michael H. Hamrick
Mr. Charles S. Henderson*

1979 Dr. Andrew Bush
Dr. David Holtz
Dr. Augustus Sordinas
Dr. Robert Swift

1980
Dr. Graves E. Enck
Dr. Arthur E. Garner
Dr. Robert R. Marchini
Dr. Steven M. Ross

1981
Mr. Bob Tucker
Mr. Elijah V. Turman
Dr. Cecil G. Shugart
Dr. Lawrence Wynn

1982
Ms. Virginia P. Hudgens
Dr. Robert J. Frankle
Dr. Harriette J. Lavenue
Dr. Karen Rains

1983
Ms. Joan C. Gilbert
Dr. Stanley E Hyland
Mrs. Shirley L Lupfer*
Ms. Irma Marks

1984 Dr. John H. Corbet, Jr.
Dr. William H. Jermann
Dr. Neil A. Miller
Dr. C. Edward Skeen

1985
Dr. Charles J. Biggers
Mrs. Sophia C Brotherton*
Ms. Yvonne Giem
Dr. William R. Marty

1986
Dr. David J. Anspaugh
Dr. Malcolm D. Calhoun*
Dr. Michael Lupfer
Dr. Robert E. Magowan*

1987
Dr. Patricia J. Murrell
Dr. Gary Pascuzzo
Dr. Frank D. Rosato
Dr. Jean A. Steitz

1988
Dr. Lillian H. Chaney
Dr. Patricia E. Connors
Dr. Steven M. Ross*
Dr. Patricia M Stevens

1989
Dr. Teresa S. Dalle
Mr. Glen W. Davis*
Dr. Burl E Gilliland*
Dr. Charles Hall
1990
Dr. Amy P. Dietrick
Dr. Michael H. Hamrick*
Dr. Marcus W. Orr
Dr. Howard P. Tuckman

 

* Two-time winner, ineligible for further Distinguished Teaching Awards

1991
Dr. Graves E. Enck*
Dr. Bonnie R. Greer
Dr. George S. Minmier
Dr. Mary Joan Weatherly

1992
Dr. John W. Hanneken
Mr. John D. Lee
Dr. Richard L. Petersen
Dr. Robert R. Taylor

1993
Dr. Ronald H. Eaton
Dr. Janet E. Foster
Dr. Elinor Kelley Grusin
Dr. Phillip Kolbe

1994
Dr. Joel Kahane
Dr. Scott W. Kirsch
Dr. Anne Troutman
Dr. David R. Williams

1995
Dr. Fred C. Albertson
Dr. Susan R. Jacob
Dr. Ravinder Nath
Dr. Major L. Wilson*

1996
Dr. Charles J. Biggers*
Dr. John G. Greer
Dr. D. Gray Matthews
Dr. Susan E. Scheckel

1997
Dr. Ruthbeth D. Finerman
Dr. Thomas S. Fry
Dr. Jack W. Grubaugh*
Dr. James F. Payne*

1998
Dr. Clifton V. Dixon
Dr. John A. Kupfer
Dr. Charles H. McNutt
Dr. Sam B. Morgan

1999
Dr. Thomas Caplinger
Dr. Sherman Franklin
Dr. Roger Kirk
Dr. Robert Neimeyer

2000
Dr. Walter Brown
Dr. Leon Drouin
Dr. Kenneth Kreitner
Dr. William Segui

2001
Dr. Wali Abdi
Dr. Ralph Brasier
Dr. Walter Kirkpatrick
Dr. Edward Perry*

2002
Dr. Beverly Bond
Dr. Cyril Chang
Dr. John Peterson
Dr. Cheryl Rike

2003
Dr. David Ciscel
Dr. Corinne Ethington
Dr. Mark Frelich
Dr. Phillip Kolbe*

2004
Dr. Melvin Beck
Dr. Robert Frankle*
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr
Dr. Carolyn Speros

2005
Dr. Randy G. Floyd
Dr. Brian D. Janz
Ms. Yvonne Leatherwood
Dr. Reginald Martin

2006
Dr. Charles Hall*
Dr. Nancy H. Mardis
Dr. Steven J. Scanlan
Dr. William T. Smith

2007
Dr. Leigh Anne Duck
Dr. Jack W. Grubaugh*
Dr. Monika C. Nenon
Dr. Robin S. Poston

2008
Dr. Lily Afshar
Dr. Fernando Burgos
Dr. Robert Marchini
Dr. Yuki Matsuda
Dr. Irvin Tankersley

2009
Dr. Teresa Dalle
Dr. June Entman
Dr. Remy Debes
Dr. John Amis

2010
Julia Heath
Marian Levy
Andrew McClurg
Anna Bess Sorin

2011
Emin Babakus
Cathy Dice
Antonio de Velasco
Margaret Vandiver

2012
Sara Bridges
Thomas Meservy
Peter Wright
Tammy Jones

2013
Carrie Brown
Shawn Rocco Jones
Ross D. Sackett
Leigh Ann Breckenridge


Distinguished Research Award

2014 Award Recipients

  • E. Olusegun GeorgeDistinguished Research in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Award, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Ruthbeth Finerman, Distinguished Research in Social Sciences, Business, and Law, Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Aram Goudsouzian, Distinguished Research in Humanities,
    Professor, Department of History
  • Kristen Iversen, Distinguished Achievement in Creative Arts,
    Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Katherine Lambert-Pennington, Excellence in Engaged Scholarship,
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Past Award Recipients

2013

  • Guy Mittleman
  • Santosh Kumar
  • Katherine Grace Hendrix
  • Kamran Ince
  • Lynda Sagrestano

2012

  • Elizabeth Edwards
  • Emily Thrush
  • Margaret Vandiver
  • Sanjay Mishra
  • Joy Clay

2011

  • Cary Holladay
  • Lorelei H. Corcoran
  • Dr. Charles D. Blaha
  • Dr. Abby L.Parrill

2010

  • John (Jack) Cooper
  • Charles W. Crawford
  • Danielle McNamara
  • Robert Kozma
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