Outstanding Professors Honored for Excellence

The word "thoughtful" describes most who teach at the college level, but seems especially appropriate for the recipients of the 2000 Sam Houston State University Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research, and Excellence in Service awards.

Thoughtful describes how Excellence in Teaching winner David Burris keeps ahead of the technology curve in computer science, a field in which textbooks become outdated even before they are published.

Thoughtful is the way Excellence in Research winner Gan Liang relates his superconductivity research to everyday use.

Thoughtful is how Excellence in Service winner Marie Hayden works to create a better learning environment for faculty, staff and students.

From left, Bobby K. Marks, SHSU president, congratulates this year's winners of the Faculty Excellence Awards: Gan Liang, Excellence in Research; Marie Hayden, Excellence in Service; and David Burris, Excellence in Teaching.