2012 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards Announced

Mon, March 12, 2012

The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards. UT students submitted nominations late last fall based on their teacher’s commitment, knowledge, passion, and ability to challenge. Members of the Texas Language Center Advisory Committee carefully reviewed each nomination and chose one winner from each of two categories: tenured, tenure-track, or lecturer and graduate assistant instructor. This year’s winners are:

Dr. Timothy Moore
Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

Dr. Moore has taught at UT for over twenty years beginning as an Assistant Professor in 1991. After serving as the chair of the Classic Department from 2002 – 2004, Dr. Moore became a full professor in 2005. For many years, he has served as the undergraduate and honors advisor for the Department of Classics, served on and chaired the Review Committee for Assistant Instructors, and acted as the Faculty Advisor for Gamma Sigma Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.Dr. Timothy Moore, TFL Teaching Excellence Award winner

In addition to authoring numerous books, translations, articles, and papers, Dr. Moore has won a variety of awards and grants both from abroad and from The University of Texas, including the College Research Fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas in 2010.

His research interests include Greek and Roman comedy, ancient music, ancient historiography, and classical tradition. Dr. Moore is receiving the TLC Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding teaching of first-year Greek.

Prof. Timothy Moore, Prof. Thomas Garza, Dean Esther Raizen, Prof. Paula Perlman, 
Ms. Brooke Rich, and Prof. William Nethercut


Annika Sterzenbach
Assistant Instructor and doctoral student in the Department of Germanic Studies
Annika Sterzenbach, TFL Teaching Excellence Award winner
Ms. Sterzenbach is a first year PhD student, specializing in instructional research and second language acquisition. She came to UT after receiving her Master of Arts in German from the University of Kentucky in Summer 2011. She is very interested in implementing technology and other innovative techniques in the classroom and is currently working on a frame semantic approach to second language vocabulary acquisition that she hopes will develop into her dissertation topic in the near future.
Ms. Sterzenbach is receiving the TLC Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award for her inspiring teaching of first-year German.



Prof. Peter Hess, Dean Esther Raizen, Ms. Annika Sterzenbach, and Prof. Thomas Garza


Thanks to the students for taking the time to nominate their best teachers, thanks to the Advisory Committee for reviewing the many nominations, and congratulations to this year’s winners and to all of the excellent nominees!



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