Outstanding Faculty Awards
2011-2012

The University of North Florida is proud of the academic and professional accomplishments of its faculty. The many personal and collaborative achievements noted here illustrate the commitment to teaching, scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community.


Distinguished Professor Award

The Distinguished Professor Award is presented annually to a University of North Florida faculty member who has a balanced record of distinction at UNF in all three areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The award includes an honorarium of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, the listing of the recipient's name on a permanent University plaque, and an invitation to deliver the Fall Academic Convocation address. This award is made possible through unrestricted gifts to the UNF Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility:

Any regular, full-time member of the UNF faculty who holds the rank of full or associate professor, is eligible for the award except for past recipients of the award and persons serving on the Screening Committee.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award is to be given annually in recognition of excellence in graduate teaching during the previous two academic years.

Eligibility:

Any full-time member of the UNF teaching faculty, who has held an in-rank faculty appointment and has been designated as graduate faculty for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least three graduate courses during that time.

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

 The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards (10) are to be given in the Spring in recognition of excellence in teaching achieved during the previous two academic years.

Eligibility:

Any full-time member of the UNF regular teaching faculty, who has held a regular faculty appointment at the rank of Laboratory Lecturer with "instructor-of-record" status, Senior Instructor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least four (4) undergraduate courses during that time is eligible to be nominated for these awards.

Outstanding Faculty Service Award

 The University of North Florida wishes to recognize faculty members who perform meritoriously in service to the University, the community, and their profession, with a special emphasis on service to the University. Outstanding Faculty Service Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation.

Eligibility:

 Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty who has seven years of full-time regular employment at the University is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Time served in visiting and adjunct positions does not count toward eligibility. No winner of an Outstanding Faculty Service Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding Faculty Service Award until the eighth year following receipt of the last award.

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award

 The University of North Florida wishes to recognize faculty members who perform meritoriously in scholarship. Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation.

Eligibility:

Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty who has seven years of full-time regular employment at the University is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. Time served in visiting and adjunct positions does not count toward eligibility. No winner of an Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award until the eighth year following receipt of the last award.

Outstanding International Leadership Award

 The Outstanding International Leadership Award is awarded to full or associate professors for making a significant and lasting contribution to the international education of our students.

Outstanding International Service Award

 The Outstanding International Service Award is given to individuals who have enhanced student, faculty, and staff awareness and support of international activities and creating a campus climate conducive to an international ethos.



Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award is given to an individual who has provided mentorship and guidance to undergraduates and facilitated progress toward their academic objectives. 

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Terry DeRubeis

Coggin College of Business

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award (Individual Winner)

Developed by the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to acknowledge and honor exemplary efforts that promote, foster and demonstrate understanding and appreciation for advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus.

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award (Organizational Winner)

 Developed by the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to acknowledge and honor exemplary efforts that promote, foster and demonstrate understanding and appreciation for advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus.

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award

 To recognize and facilitate scholarly productivity in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Eligibility:

Faculty members eligible for such award must hold a full time faculty position at the University of North Florida.

Proposals will be accepted from those beginning research in diversity and inclusion and those with previous achievements in the area.

 No more than two awards will be given in any one year.

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Richmond Wynn

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (joint award with Sharon Wilburn)

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Sharon Tamargo Wilburn

Public Health (joint award with R Wynn)

Presidential Professorships

John A. Delaney Presidential Professor
Terry Presidential Professor

Application (Terry Presidential Professor application, 2013) CLOSED

Purpose: To recognize and facilitate the scholarly productivity of distinguished faculty

Selection Criteria -- Faculty members eligible for such appointment:

1. must hold tenure at the rank of full Professor at the University of North Florida.
2. must have a strong record of significant scholarly accomplishment in the form of publications, grants, collaborations, or any discipline-specific index of achievement.
3. have never held a Presidential Professorship at the University of North Florida.


The Terry Presidential Professorship:

Professor Thomas Pekarek, Department of Physics, Terry Presidential Professor (2010-2013) Read Press Release
Professor Gary Smart, Department of Music, Terry Presidential Professor (2006-2009) Read Press Release


The John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship:

Professor Andrew Buchwalter, Department of Philosophy, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2011-2014)
Professor Gregory Ahearn, Department of Biology, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2008-2011)
Professor David Courtwright, Department of History, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2005-2008)