2009 Teaching Excellence Awards
April 16, 2009
pictured from left to right - Dr. John Moore, Dr. Wayne Boring, Dr. Stephen Lias, Dr. Kim Archer, Dr. Beth Brice,
Dr. Dianne Dentice, Dr. Brian Oswald and Dr. Ric Berry
The Teaching Excellence program is an opportunity to recognize individuals for their contribution to the University through excellence as teachers. Selection of excellent univerity teachers is based upon knowledge of subject matter; quality of lectures and assingments; enthusiasm for teaching; interest in availability to students; senstivity to the learning envrionment; effectiveness as a teacher assessed through student, peer, and alumni evaluations commitment to continuous improvement of their own classroom teaching; and contribution to the quality of teaching within the University through assistance and encouragement of other faculty.
Each College of the University selects a member of its faculty to receive a Teaching Excellence Award. During this convocation each College recipient will also be recognized with a University Teaching Excellence Award.
The Teaching Excellence program has been awarding teaching excellence at Stephen F. Austin State University since the program's inception in 1994.
Recipients of 2009 University Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Kim Archer
Kim Archer, teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and her research interests include body image dissatisfaction, nutrition education, sports nutrition, sport supplements, obesity prevention, community physical activity programs, sexual health education curriculum and weight management related issues.
Dr. Wayne Boring
Dr. Boring has been a member of the faculty for 40 years and is the senior analytical chemist in the Department of Chemistry. He is the man whose judgment you seek to understand what analytical tools should be used (or not used) to solve a problem.
Dr. Dentice is an invaluable member of the Department of Sociology. Since taking over the department's minority relation class. Dianne has demonstrated that she can talk about difficult issues like race and class in ways that really enagage students. As a result, many of Dr. Dentice's students go on to become majors and minors in the department.
Dr. Stephen Lias
College of Fine Arts
Dr. Steve Lias is establishing SFA as an important center for music composition in Texas, nationally, and internationally. He brings great knowledge of the subject matter, enthusiasm, and personal interest in students to his classes.
Brian Oswald has been recognized by his fellow professionals by being presented the 2002 Carl A. Schenck Award by the Society of American Foresters for outstanding forestry education. Brian is both passionate and disciplined about his courses, especially the use of fire as a management tool, which instills passion for learning and creative thinking in his students.
Dr. Beth Brice
A special thanks to the members of the Teaching Excellence Committee who worked so hard to put this event together,
Dr. Lisa Mize, Human Sciences(Chair of Teaching Excellence Committee)
Ms. Pat Sharp, Geology
Dr. Keaton Grubbs, General Business
Dr. Leisha Bridwell, Human Sciences
Dr. Matthew McBroom, Forestry
Dr. Joyce Johnston, Modern Language
Dr. John Moore, Teaching Excellence Center
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General Statement, Eligibility and Criteria