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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 2022

Ashley E. English, Ph.D.Ashley English
Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication
Bob Schieffer College of Communication

“My life’s purpose is to create supportive communities where people are inspired to bring their authentic selves to exchange ideas, navigate challenges, celebrate victories and identify practical strategies to take action on God’s call for their lives. Thus, I view community building as a foundational element for a vibrant learning community.”

 

 

 

Alex Lemon
Professor of English
AddRan College of Liberal Arts

“As a creative writer, my teaching focuses on helping each student find their voice. Creative writing engages with and amplifies diverse voices and perspectives. This award is a recognition of students who are courageous enough to tell important, challenging stories.”

 

 

 

Jennifer Smith, Ph.D.Jennifer Smith
Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Education (Literacy)
College of Education

“My teaching style is a balance of delivering course content and providing students with ample opportunities to actively engage with the material through in-class activities and discussions. My goal is to involve students in thinking about the content individually and collaboratively and to consider how they will use the material in their future personal or professional roles.”

 

 

2022 Nominees for Deans’ Award for Teaching
Ann Bluntzer, Neeley School of Business
Tracy Burger, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Rhiannon Mayne, College of Science & Engineering
Thomas J. Walsh, College of Fine Arts
Amina Zarruch,  AddRan College of Liberal Arts – Social Sciences

 

Deans Award for Teaching 2021

Michelle Bauml, College of Education
Beata Jones, Neeley School of Business
Penny Maas, College of Fine Arts

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

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

 

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