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.
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.
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