Faculty Awards and Recognitions

2013 Teaching Excellence AwardFaculty Awards and Recognitions

Professors at Sam Houston State University do more than just teach. For the approximately 900 faculty members currently teaching at SHSU, their days are filled not only with service in the classroom, but within their communities and to their fields through scholarly research.

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2013 Faculty Excellence Awards

Excellence in Teaching: Joyce McCauley

Professor of Reading Joyce McCauleyI have never had a professor such as Dr. McCauley. She used so many tools that were very helpful throughout the semester,” one student said. “I learned theories I couldn't learn previously and there was no need to memorize these. She teaches with strategies that make you want to learn more. The best part was when it came to use those theories in my classroom. I was transformed in this class from inside out.“

Excellence in Research: Ilona Petrikovics

Associate Professor of Chemistry Ilona PetrikovicsAssociate professor of chemistry Ilona Petrikovics’s work as high-level researcher running a top-ranked Homeland Security project could save countless U.S. armed servicemen’s and women’s lives, as well as civilian lives, in a world with an ever-increasing risk of a terrorist attack involving chemical agents. This work also has earned her SHSU’s Excellence in Research Award.

Excellence in Service: William Green

Professor of Economics William GreenFrom mayor to mentor, economics professor William Green’s commitment to both Huntsville and Sam Houston State University for nearly four decades has earned him recognition as the Excellence in Service award recipient.

David Payne Academic Community Engagement Award: Diana Nabors

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Diana NaborsAs an associate professor of early childhood education, Diana Nabors combines her passion for education and community service to help her “‘big’ children (college students) teach ‘little’ children” and assist both groups in becoming “the best that they can be.”


Read the full Today@Sam article; article originally published on August 23, 2013

Read about the 2012 Faculty Excellence Award Winners; article originally published on June 25, 2012


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