Each year, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at The University of New Mexico hosts its annual teaching awards to recognize outstanding work from faculty excelling in the classroom. This year, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Graduate Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences are all collaborating to celebrate the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards.
The award winners will be recognized at a ceremony Friday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in SUB Ballroom C.
The Center for Teaching Excellence will recognize the following teaching award winners:
2019-21 Presidential Teaching Fellow
Tamar Ginossar, Department of Communication & Journalism
Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Bethany Davila and Cristyn Elder, Department of English
New Teacher of the Year
Noah Painter-Davis, Department of Sociology
Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Honors College / Department of Geography
Online Teacher of the Year
Shirley Heying, Department of Anthropology
Lecturer of the Year
Julianne Newmark, Department of English
Susan Deese-Roberts Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year
Amy Gore, Department of English
Debra Nieto, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
David Paez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Camille Dwyer, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Darin Brown, Department of Psychology
The College of Arts & Sciences will recognize the following teaching award winners:
Teaching Excellence Award – Tenured or Tenure track faculty
Rueben “Jack” Thomas, Department of Sociology
Teaching Excellence Award – Lecturer
Andrea Mays, Departments of American Studies and Women Studies
Teaching Excellence Award – Teaching Assistant
Jillian Stafford, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
William P. and Heather W. Weber Award for Teaching Excellence in Science or Math
Patricia Oakley, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Diana Habel-Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
The William P. and Heather W. Weber Fund for Excellence in Science/Math Teaching is an endowed fund that provides an annual award to professors or instructors who exemplifies excellence in undergraduate teaching in mathematics or sciences.
The award is named after William P. Weber and Heather W. Weber, both of whom taught for many years at the University of Southern California. William retired after a distinguished career as a professor of chemistry, while Heather retired with a distinguished career as a research professor of molecular biology. Heather taught at both USC and at the Los Angeles City College.
The Office of Graduate Studies will recognize the following teaching award winners:
Faculty of Color Award for All Around
Dr. Fares Qeadan, Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Color Award for Mentoring
Dr. Virginia Necochea, Department of Teacher Education