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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2014 Faculty Excellence Awards

Excellence in Teaching: Robert Lane

Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences Robert Lane“Dr. Lane makes his students want to learn by presenting the information in an interesting way. Additionally, he has extended his educational and teaching efforts to conducting workshops and short courses throughout the state for adult populations in agriculture. I know of no one in our institution with a teaching and research appointment that exhibits as much enthusiasm for teaching, advising and mentoring.”

Excellence in Research: Craig Henderson

Associate Professor of Psychology Craig HendersonHenderson, associate professor of psychology, has focused his efforts on studying the treatment of adolescent substance abuse. Along those lines, he has recently undertaken research on achieving health improvements among college students by increasing exercise, improving nutrition and decreasing problematic alcohol use.

Excellence in Service: Doug Ullrich

Professor of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences Doug Ullrich“As the coordinator of the BAAS program, Dr. Ullrich has enabled many non-traditional students to complete a four-year degree,” said a nominator. “He has worked collaboratively with in-state and out-of-state universities on research projects that have received national recognition."

David Payne Academic Community Engagement Award: Jose Santiago

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jose SantiagoIn his classes within the Department of Health and Kinesiology, Jose Santiago goes beyond the classroom by teaching his students how to work with children, adolescents and adults with special needs in local public schools and non-profit organizations such as the Special Olympics—Texas, Region 6 Heart of East Texas, and the YMCA.


Read the full Today@Sam article; article originally published on May 30, 2014

Read about the 2013 Faculty Excellence Award Winners; 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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