Teaching Awards Committee, Faculty

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 9*

Faculty: 9*

*Including the Chair and the Chair-Elect

Updated:  September 1, 2023

Purpose. The committee reviews the credentials of candidates for the SHSU Non-Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award, the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, the TSUS Regents' Teacher Award, and the Minnie Stevens' Piper Professor Award, and makes the appropriate recommendations.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments from University Faculty Senate nominations.  The committee consists of nine faculty members, including one representative from each of the eight colleges and one representative from the Newton Gresham Library (NGL).  Faculty members will serve three-year rotating terms, with three members rotating off at the end of each fiscal year.

Chair Appointment. The Chair will serve a one-year term ending August 31.

Chair-Elect Appointment.  The Chair-Elect is elected by the committee members and will serve a one-year term ending August 31, serving the following year as Chair.  (Note:  When elected, the Chair-Elect must have at least two years remaining on the committee.)

Note: Past Winners of this award can be found here.

Committee Members

*Name appears more than once

Term for Chair expires August 31, 2024
*Susan Elkins, Chair, Newton Gresham Library

Term for Chair-Elect expires August 31, 2024
**Elisa Toman, Chair-Elect, College of Criminal Justice

Terms expire August 31, 2024
Anna Miromanova, College of Business Administration

William Lutterschmidt, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Burcu Ates, College of Education
Susan Elkins, Newton Gresham Library

Terms expire August 31, 2025
Elisa Toman, College of Criminal Justice
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Terms expire August 31, 2026
George Randall, College of Health Sciences
Petra Rocic, College of Osteopathic Medicine
TBA, College of Arts and Media

To Report Errors
All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Lila Alvarado