are the recipients of the 2004 Teaching Excellence Awards (left
Dr. Charles D. Jones, Dr. Michael S. Fountain, Dr. James M. Garrett,
Dr. Janie O. Kenner, Dr. Samuel Kyle Jones, Dr. Newton J. Gaskill,
Dr. Larry J King
of 2004 University Teaching Excellence Award
College of Science and Mathematics
year's recipient of the University Teaching Excellence Award is Dr.
James M. Garrett, Professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Arlington
State College. His doctorate is from the University of Texas
at Austin. He joined the SFA faculty in 1967 and was named Regents
Professor in 1980, the first year the designation was awarded.
He was named Outstanding Professor by the Student Government Associate
for his college in 1982 and for the university in 1991. He received
the SFASU Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching in 2003.
"He maintains extremely high standards for himself and more importantly
for his students. Dr. Garrett teaches his course at a very high
and challenging level to students. Yet, students give him high
praise on written comments. I am amazed at the number of past
students that keep in touch with Dr. Garrett. This truly shows
how he has touched their lives in some way," said Dr. Michael
A. Janusa, Professor and Chair, Chemistry.
College Recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award:
College of Applied Arts and Sciences
King earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in religion and communication
from Southern Nazarene University.
Doctorate in communication is from the University of Oklahoma at
Norman. He joined the SFA faculty in 1998, after teaching
for seven years at Lamar University.
Lamar, he led the estblishment of a broadcasng major and received
the Regents Merit Award for Teaching Excellence.
College of Business
- Dr. Jones
received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 1985
and his Master of Science degree in business administration in 1987
from Georgia Southwestern College.
- Dr. Jones
went on to earn a Doctorate in business administration in finance
in 1998 from the Univesity of Mississippi. He has served as
a staff consultant for Earnst and Young and joined the SFA faculty
- He has regularly
represented the finance department during both fall and spring Showcase
Saturday events on campus and served as adviser to the Finance Club.
College of Education
Kenner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in vocational home
economics from SFA in 1963 and her Master of Science degree in home
economics education in 1982. She earned her Doctorate in textiles
and clothing from Texas Woman's University in 1990.
Kenner joined the SFA faculty in 1980 and in 1997 was named with
the Teaching Excellence Award for the Department of Human Sciences.
1998 she was named Woman of the Year by the University Professional
Women and, in 1999, she was named Distinguished Graduate by the
Department of Human Sciences.
College of Fine Arts
Jones earned a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston state University
and a Master's degree from New Mexico Highlands University in Las
Vegas. His Master of Fine Arts degree is from the University
of the Americas in Mexico City.
joined the SFA faculty in 1971, and in 2001 was named the SFA Alumni
Association's Distinguished Professor. In 2003 he was named
Jones served in the U.S. Marines as a platoon commancer during the
Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Star Medal in 1966 for heroism.
College of Forestry
- Dr. Fountain
earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree in 1970 from SFA,
as his father had died in 1951, he also earned the distinction as
the first "second generation" graduate in Forestry from
- He went on
to earn a Master of Science degree in forest recreation management
in 1972 from SFA and his Doctorate in forest resource science from
West Virginia University.
- He is Associate
Dean of Forestry. He was selected as the college's Teaching
Excellence Award winner in 1996 and in 1997 received an award from
the U.S. Forest Service for Meritorious Contributions to National
Forests in Texas resulting from his testimony in court cases during
an 11-year period.
College of Liberal Arts
- "Dr. Gaskill
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Weber
State University in 1990. His Master of Arts degree in Latin
American Studies and his Doctorate in government are from the University
of Texas at Austin.
- He served
as a taching assistant at UT during this graduate school years and
received a Texas Excellence in Teaching Award as Outstanding Teaching
Assistant in the Colleg eof Liberal Arts, a Gratduate Studies Professional
Development Award and the Institute of Latin American Studies Professional
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