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Congratulations 2018 Faculty Award Recipients

The University of Houston-Downtown's Faculty Senate presented the 2018 Faculty Awards on April 17 to recognize those professors, lecturers and adjunct instructors who are providing exceptional service to students, the community and University.

"I am honored and privileged to serve in this role as a colleague and to recognize and celebrate the remarkable faculty who are here," said Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UHD President.

Winners (denoted in bold) and finalists are as follows:

Outstanding Adjunct

Richard Simonds, Criminal Justice & Social Work (Winner)

Dalia Sherif, Arts & Communication

Outstanding Lecturer

Abigail Koenig, Arts & Communication (Winner)

Meghan Minard, Natural Sciences

Angela Goins, Criminal Justice & Social Work

Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity

Dr. Ray Qing Cao, General Business, Marketing & Supply Chain (Winner)

Dr. Rebecca Pfeffer, Criminal Justice and Social Work

Dr. Jeffrey Martz, Natural Sciences

Excellence in Service

Dr. Trevor Hale, Management & Insurance Management (Winner)

Dr. Vida Robertson, History, Humanities, and Languages

Dr. Lisa Morano, Natural Sciences

Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, Arts & Communication (Winner)

Dr. Judith Harris, Criminal Justice and Social Work

Dr. Sandra Dahlberg, English

Faculty Development Leave Awards

Dr. Travis Crone, Social Sciences

Dr. Janusz Grebowicz, Natural Sciences

Dr. Anne Kane, Social Sciences

Dr. Dawn McCarty, Criminal Justice & Social Work

Dr. Michael Duncan, English

20 Years of Service

Dr. Irene Linlin Chen, Urban Education

Dr. Michelle J. Mossally, English

25 Years of Service

Dr. Leena Thacker-Kumar, Political Science

30 Years of Service

Dr. Penny Morris-Smith, Biology

Dr. Mitsue Nakamura, Mathematics

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Pelz, Criminal Justice

Dr. Marvin J. Williams, Accounting

35 Years of Service

Dr. Hank Roubicek, Communication Studies

Dr. William A. Waller, Mathematics

40 Years of Service

Dr. Edward R. Sheinberg, Engineering Technology