By Richard LeComte
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences honors four faculty members with Outstanding Teaching Awards, one each in the divisions of the Humanities, Behavioral & Social Sciences and Natural & Mathematical Sciences and one for lecturers.
These awards recognize excellence and contribution in all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching. All tenured, tenure-track and lecturer faculty with full-time or primary appointments in the College are eligible for these awards, except for those who have won this award during the previous five years. Each A&S Outstanding Teaching Award carries a one-time stipend of $1,500.
In addition, the College recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching large courses, innovation, mentoring and other categories.
The 2022 winners are:
Outstanding Teaching Awards
Regina Hamilton – Assistant Professor, Department of English.
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Mark Meier – Professor, Department of Chemistry.
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Shaunna Scott – Associate Professor, Department of Sociology.
Shannon Plank – Lecturer, Department of Anthropology.
Excellence in Teaching Large Courses Award
Melanie Goan – Professor, Department of History.
Innovative Teaching Award
Mark Lovell – Professor & Department Chair, Department of Chemistry.
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
Susan Barron – Career Award – Professor, Department of Psychology.
Marion Rust – Professor, Department of English.
Kathy Newfont – Associate Professor, Department of History.
Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award
Anne-Frances Miller – Career Award – Professor, Department of Chemistry.
Christopher Crawford – Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy.
Promotion of Diversity or Inclusion Award:
Crystal Wilkinson – Associate Professor, Department of English.
Jessica Burris – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology.
Distinguished Service or Engagement Award:
Steven Yates – Professor, Department of Chemistry.