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Deans’ Award for Teaching

One of the highest honors bestowed to full-time faculty at the university level, the Deans’ Award for Teaching recognizes faculty who are nominated by their peers for demonstrating exceptional dedication to teaching and teaching-related activities. Annually in the spring, each school and college submits one nominee, with AddRan College of Liberal Arts submitting two, one from Humanities and one from Social Sciences. From among more than 700 full-time faculty at TCU, it is a notable honor to be nominated. Nominees are reviewed and honorees are selected by consensus of all academic deans and announced each spring.

Contact your Dean’s Office to submit nominations.

Deans’ Award for Teaching Guidelines

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Deans’ Award for Teaching 2021

Michelle Bauml
Clotilda Winter Professor of Education and Associate Professor of Early Childhood/Social Studies Education
College of Education

“A principle of effective teaching that resonates with me is the notion of establishing and maintaining a positive learning environment. In my classes, this emerges through authentic learning experiences, timely and specific feedback on assignments, and regular check-ins with students.”

 

 

Beata Jones
Professor of Professional Practice in Business Information Systems
Neeley School of Business

“Teaching to me is being an artist, an essayist and a scientist all in one, orchestrating a class, considering the profile of students, and researching course design, pedagogy and learning.”

 

 

 

Penny Maas
Associate Professor of Theatre
College of Fine Arts

“My goal is to help our students feel successful and be the best versions of themselves, inside and outside of classes. To get there, my motto continues to be to ‘take my teaching beyond the classroom.’”

 

 

 

Read More About Drs. Bauml, Jones and Maas

 

Nominees
Robert Bittle, College of Science & Engineering
Phil Esposito, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Alex Lemon, AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Humanities
Paul Witt, Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Amina Zarrugh, AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Social Sciences

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2020

Cynthia Savage, College of Education
Carol Thompson, AddRan College of Liberal Arts -Social Services
Jean Marie Brown, Schieffer College of Communication

Read More About Drs. Savage, Thompson and Brown

 

Nominees
Janice Cobb, Neeley School of Business
Sally Fortenberry, College of Fine Arts
Lynn Jackson, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Stacie McCormick, AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Humanities
Robert Bittle, College of Science & Engineering

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2019

Richard Curby Alexander, College of Education
Jan Marie Ballard, College of Fine Arts
Ariane M. Balizet, AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Humanities

Nominees
Renee M. Olvera, Neeley School of Business
Mike Putnam, Schieffer College of Communication
Stephanie Jevas, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Emily M. Farris, AddRan College of Liberal Arts -Social Sciences
Becky L. Johnson, College of Science & Engineering

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2018

Jessica Zeller, College of Fine Arts
Irmgard Payne, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Lisa Vanderlinden, AddRan College of Liberal Arts -Social Sciences

Nominees
Laura M. Meade, Neeley School of Business
Paul Witt, Schieffer College of Communication
Curby Alexander, College of Education
Layne Craig, AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Humanities
Allison C. Owen, College of Science & Engineering

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2017

Moved to Spring

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2016

Dusty Crocker, College of Fine Arts
Teresa Gonzalez, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Clark Jones, College of Science & Engineering

Nominees
Stacy Landreth Grau, Neeley School of Business
Debi Iba, Schieffer College of Communication
Marla McGhee, College of Education
Lisa K. Vanderlinden, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social sciences
Rima Abunasser, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2015

Suzanne Carter, Neeley School of Business
James Petrovich, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Steven Weis, College of Science & Engineering

Nominees
Stephen Levering, Schieffer College of Communication
Mike Sacken, College of Education
Lori Diel, College of Fine Arts
no nominee this year, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences
Charlotte Hogg, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities

  

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2014

Robert T. Rhodes, Neeley School of Business
Suzanne Huffman, Schieffer College of Communication
Cecilia Silva, College of Education

Nominees
Martin Blessinger, College of Fine Arts
Sharon Canclini, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Carrie Currier, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences
Ariane Balizet, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities
John Horner, College of Science & Engineering

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2013

Gregory Mansur, Schieffer College of Communication
Lewis Glaser, College of Fine Arts
Rob Garnett, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences

Nominees
Nancy Nix, M. J. Neeley School of Business
Amber Esping, College of Education
Diane Hawley, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Mark Dennis, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities
John Horner, College of Science & Engineering

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2012

Linda Moore, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Theresa Strouth Gaul, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities
Efton Park, College of Science & Engineering

Nominees
Gregory K. Stephens, Neeley School of Business
no nominee, Schieffer College of Communication
Frank Thomas, College of Education
Jennifer Engler, College of Fine Arts
Lisa K. Vanderlinden, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2011

Robert Vigeland, Neeley School of Business
David Brock, College of Fine Arts
Doug Ingram, College of Science and Engineering

Nominees
Amber Finn, Schieffer College of Communication
Fran Huckaby, College of Education
David Jenkins, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Eric Cox, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences
David Grant, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Humanities

 

Deans’ Award for Teaching 2010

Larry Peters, Neeley School of Business
Kathy Baldwin, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Blaise Ferrandino, College of Fine Arts

Nominees
Tommy Thomason, College of Communication
Susan Anderson, Schieffer College of Education
Jill Havens, AddRan College of Libera Arts-Humanities
Jeff Roet, AddRan College of Liberal Arts-Social Sciences
Douglas Ingram, College of Science and Engineering

 

For a complete list of Dean’s Award for Teaching nominees and honorees from 1986 to present, contact the Provost’s Office.