College of Liberal Arts

Teaching Awards, Fellowships Recognize Liberal Arts Faculty

Fri, May 25, 2018
College of Liberal Arts Building
College of Liberal Arts Building

The College of Liberal Arts has recognized 10 professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships:

Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award

Xiaobo Lü, assistant professor in the Department of Government, received a Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award for the 2017-18 academic year. The award recognizes junior faculty in the College of Liberal Arts who exemplify outstanding teaching. Established in 2002, the Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award provides a $5,000 honorarium to the recipient.

Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Wilks, associate professor in English and in African and African Diaspora Studies, received the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2017-18 academic year. The award recognizes her consistent level of teaching excellence, and she will receive a $5,000 honorarium with the award. 

Leslie Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellowship

David Quinto-Pozos, associate professor, Department of Linguistics, and Hannah Wojciehowski, professor in the Department of English, each received a Leslie Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. The award recognizes outstanding teaching in foreign language instruction and in honors courses. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium with the award. 

Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships

The college awarded Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships to Chad Bennett, assistant professor in the Department of English, and Chris Beevers, professor in the Department of Psychology. Established in 1989, the Dickson Teaching Fellowship recognizes exemplary performance and a commitment to teaching, and provides a one-year fellowship appointment and a $3,000 salary supplement for the 2018-19 academic year.

Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship 

Four college faculty members received the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. This award recognizes a faculty member’s consistent commitment to educational excellence. Award recipients are nominated by members of the Silver Spurs student organization, and receive a $10,000 salary supplement. Recipients are:

  • Jacqueline Henkel, associate professor, Department of English
  • Daron Roberts, Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation
  • Brian Trinque, lecturer, Department of Economics
  • Patrick Van Horn, lecturer, Department of Economics
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