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Outstanding Faculty Awards 2015-2016

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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2015-2016 Distinguished Professor

C. Dominik Güss 

Department of Psychology

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2015-2016 Distinguished Professor Runner-Up

Adel K. El Safty

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

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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Christopher A.  Janson

Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sports Management

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 $2,500 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 Service Award. Time served in visiting and adjunct positions does not count toward eligibility.

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John White

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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Mark Ari

Department of English

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.

Bowers 2016

Doria F. Bowers

Department of Biology

Gelsleichter 2016

James J. Gelsleichter

Department of Biology

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Reham A. Eltantawy

Department of Marketing and Logistics

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.

 

Aceros 2016

Juan Aceros

School of Engineering (Electrical)

Apatu 2016

Emma J. I. Apatu

Department of Public Health

Dinsmore 2016

Daniel L. Dinsmore

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

Dunn 2016

Trevor T. Dunn

Department of Art and Design

Knuckley 2016

Bryan A. Knuckley

Department of Chemistry

LargoWight 2016

Erin Largo-Wight

Department of Public Health

Matheson 2016

Jonathan D. Matheson

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Thomas J. Mullen 

Department of Chemistry

Nicholson 2016

Jody S. Nicholson-Bell

Department of Psychology

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David L. Sheffler

Department of HIstory

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.

 

Guardino 2016

Caroline A. Guardino

Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education

Kreidl 2016

O Patrick Kreidl

School of Engineering (Electrical)

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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 Cara Tasher

School of Music

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Deborah Owen

Department of Public Health

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.        

Eligibility:

All UNF faculty, staff and students are eligible.

Nominations may be made by any person and self-nominations are acceptable as long as eligibility criteria are met. Nominators should describe the nominee's commitment, as demonstrated by their exemplary efforts.

 

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Ms. Tarah Trueblood

Interfaith Center

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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Nicole Irvin, Housing

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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Dilek Kayaalp

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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Keith Cartwright

Department of English

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award is presented annually by Academic Affairs to undergraduate 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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Ms. Deborah Kochanowski

Brooks College of Health

Presidential Professorships

 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor 

 Terry Presidential Professor 
Application  CLOSED
Purpose: To recognize and facilitate the scholarly productivity of distinguished faculty 

Eligibility:

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 John Hatle, Department of Biology, Terry Presidential Professor (2016-2019) Read Press Release
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 • Watch Presidential Professor Lecture
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