Outstanding Faculty Awards 2013-2014

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 $6,000, 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.

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2013-2014 Distinguished Professor

Kristine W. Webb

Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

 

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2013-2014 Distinguished Professor Runner-Up

Jeffrey E. Michelman

Department of Accounting and Finance/Honors Program

Community Engaged Scholarship Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize faculty members who perform meritoriously
in the area of Community Engaged Scholarship.

Eligibility:

 

 Any full-time tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty is eligible to be considered for the Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award.  No Community Engaged Scholarship awardee shall be eligible for another Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award until the fifth year following the receipt of the last award.

 

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Rebecca A. Marcon

Department of Psychology

Outstanding Faculty Service Award

The University of North Florida recognizes faculty members who perform meritoriously in service to the University, the community, and their profession, with a special emphasis on service to the University. Therefore, two Outstanding Faculty Service Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation. The award includes an honorarium of $2,000 and a commemorative plaque.



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.

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Daniel C. Moon

Department of Biology

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Jennifer K. Wesely

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award

The University of North Florida recognizes faculty members who perform meritoriously in scholarship. Therefore, three Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation. The award includes an honorarium of $2,500 and a commemorative plaque.

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.

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Matthew R. Gilg

Department of Biology

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Michael W. Lufaso

Department of Chemistry

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Theo C. Prousis

Department of History

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.

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Lian An

Department of Economics and Geography

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Elissa M. Barr

Department of Public Health

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 Ching-Hua Chuan

School of Computing

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Paul D. Eason  

School of Engineering (Mechanical)

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Caroline A. Guardino

Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education

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Alan Harris

School of Engineering (Electrical)

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Amy L. Lane 

Department of Chemistry

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Christopher T. Leone

Department of Psychology

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Ping Sa

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Madalina F. Tanase

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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.

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Tammie M. Johnson

Department of Public Health

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 John P. McDonough 

School of Nursing

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.



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Kamele "Oupa" Seane

Intercultural Center for PEACE

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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Sophie Maxis

Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management

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Suzie S. Weng

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Outstanding International Service Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize USPS/Administrative staff members who

have made a significant and lasting contribution to the internationalization of the University by

enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and support of international activities and

therefore creating a campus climate conducive to an international ethos.



Eligibility:

Nominees for this award must be a regular UNF staff (A&P or USPS) with at least a

.5 FTE and a 9- to 12-month appointment. No winner of an Outstanding International Service

Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding International Service Award until the fifth

year following receipt of the last award.

 

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Margaret Partyka, Bursar

Cashier's Office

Outstanding International Leadership Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize Full or Associate Professors who have made

a significant and lasting contribution to the international education of our students.



Eligibility:

Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty with the rank of Full or Associate professor for one and the rank of assistant professor for the second is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding International Leadership Award. No winner of an Outstanding International Leadership Award shall be

eligible to win another Outstanding International Leadership Award until the fifth year following receipt of the last award.

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Paul Eason

School of Engineering (Mechanical)

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Tracy P. Alloway

Department of Psychology

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award is presented annually by the Academic Affairs to undergraduate academic advisors who have made outstanding contributions to the field of academic advising for the year preceding the award application.

Eligibility:

Recipients may be nominated by university faculty members, academic advisors, or students, are selected by a committee of former award winners, a faculty member, students, and a university staff, and receive a $2,000 prize.

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Ken Hill, College of Education and Human Services

Secondary Education and  Sport Management

Presidential Professorships


John A. Delaney Presidential Professor
Terry Presidential Professor

Application (Delaney Presidential Professor application, 2014) 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 Lev Gasparov, Department of Physics, Terry Presidential Professor (2013-2016) Read Press Release

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 Kenneth Laali, Department of Chemistry, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2014-2017) Read Press Release

 Professor Andrew Buchwalter, Department of Philosophy, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2011-2014) Read Press Release
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) Read Press Release