Piper Professor Program
Ten awards of $5,000 each are made annually by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation to professors for superior teaching at the college level. Selection is made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in the State of Texas. Begun in 1958, with eight awards, the roster of Piper Professors includes outstanding professors from two and four-year colleges and universities, public and private.
Participation is by invitation only. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated through college/university President's Office. More information about the nomination process is available at http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/programs/ppnominationform.php.
SHSU Piper Professors:
1961: Hazel Floyd, education
1968: George Killinger, sociology
1981: Mary Frances Park, education
1984: Fisher Tull, music
1987: Ralph Pease, English
1992: Witold Lukaszewski, political science
1998: Rolando V. del Carmen, criminal justice
2004: Caroline Crimm, history
2005: Vic Sower, management
2006: James Olson, history
2011: Frank Fair, philosophy
2012: Balasundram Maniam, general business and finance