Hicks, Osborn Honored for Teaching Excellence

Hicks, Osborn Honored for Teaching Excellence, Scholarly Contributions

Sally HicksSally Hicks, professor of physics, was named the 2013 King Fellow, and Andrew Osborn, associate professor of English, was named the 2013 Haggar Fellow during the University of Dallas King/Haggar and Haggerty Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Introduced by Executive Vice President and Provost Bill Berry as frank, straight-forward and thoughtful of others, Hicks has generated countless research opportunities for UD physics students. In addition, she served as Faculty Senate chair and helped organize the Across the Core lecture series on how each discipline relates to the Core curriculum.

"She both represents and prompts in us our best instincts as a faculty," said Berry.

The King Fellow Award is awarded to a faculty member who has taught in a full-time capacity for more than eight years. The recipient of what is considered to be the highest faculty honor must have also made a significant contribution to the university through scholarly work, excellence in teaching and as an exemplary colleague.

"It is universally acknowledged that our 2013 Haggar Fellow has been a gift to his department," said Blake Frank, associate professor of business, of Osborn. A well-known scholar and an accomplished poet, he has been instrumental in bringing poets and creative writers to campus through the Stark Visiting Writer Series and supported students as they were starting Irving Renaissance, a creative writing group. Osborn is currently teaching on the Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

The Michael A. Haggar Fellow Award is given to an outstanding junior faculty member who has served the university full-time for no more than eight years.

Haggerty Teaching Excellence Awards

Student and alumni selected recipients of the Haggerty Teaching Excellence Awards, which recognize faculty for dedication and excellence in teaching. This year's winners are:

Scott Crider, associate professor of English
Bruce Evans, professor of management
Eileen Gregory, professor of English
Susan Hanssen, associate professor of history
Richard Olenick, professor of physics

King/Haggar Scholar Awards

King/Haggar Scholar Awards were presented to the following faculty members to support research and scholarly development:

William Atto, associate professor of history
Sri Beldona, associate professor of management
Sandra Blanke, assistant professor of technology
Janette Boazman, assistant professor of education
Richard Dougherty, professor of politics
Gilbert Garza, associate professor of psychology
Kim Owens, associate professor of art
Maria Luisa Perez-Bernardo, associate professor of modern languages
Susan Rhame, assistant professor of accounting
Laura Serviere-Munoz, assistant professor of marketing
Matthew Walz, assistant professor of philosophy
Scott Wysong, associate professor of marketing

2011-12 Sabbatical Awards

Sabbaticals were granted to the following full-time, tenure-track faculty members.

Sue Conger, associate professor of technology
Maria Perez-Bernardo, associate professor of modern languages
Mark Lowery, professor of theology
Kim Owens, associate professor of art

TOP PHOTO: Sally Hicks pictured with 2012 King Fellow Charlie Sullivan. 2013 Haggar Fellow Andrew Osborn is teaching in Rome and was unable to be present for the ceremony.

BOTTOM PHOTO: Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award winners Susan Hanssen, Eileen Gregory, Scott Crider and Rich Olenick with Pat Haggerty (center). Bruce Evans was teaching at the time of the ceremony.

 

 

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