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Distinguished Faculty Awards

The President's Distinguished Faculty Awards program was established in 1983 and is designed to recognize faculty members with achievements in research, service, and teaching.   

  Distinguished Research Award
  This award recognizes professional accomplishment in a discipline or field through published work, exhibitions, or similar activity, as recognized by peers for high contribution to the intellectual growth of an academic area. A monetary award of $1,500 complements this honor.
  Distinguished Service Award
  This award recognizes singular accomplishments in professional service beyond that of colleagues either in extending university services to the Houston Metropolitan Area and Gulf Coastal Region, to professional organizations, or combinations of these. A monetary award of $1,500 complements this honor.
   Distinguished Teaching Award
  This award recognizes exemplary accomplishments in the craft of teaching, wherein the recipient is recognized as a master teacher by his or her peers. A master teacher is a model of substantive learning and rapport with students. A monetary award of $5,000 complements this honor.​
Congratulations to the 2020 Award winners!

Distinguished Research Award: Thomas Schanding, Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Distinguished Service Award: M. Alix Valenti, Professor, College of Business

Distinguished Teaching Award: Christal Seahorn, Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities