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9 UT Arlington educators honored for teaching excellence
Date:8/23/2013

Nine faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington are among 63 educators recognized this year by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence in the classroom.

The honors come with a $25,000 cash award and recognize faculty members at UT System academic institutions who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation at the undergraduate level. The professors were recognized Aug. 21 during a ceremony in Austin.

UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari said the awards underscore the depth and wealth of talent and commitment to excellence within the University's faculty.

"A great University has great teachers, and we are proud to have some of the very best," Karbhari said. "Our faculty members serve one of the nation's most diverse student bodies, and they are committed to ensuring student success not just for those who enter UT Arlington at the top of their high school class, but rather for all who are committed to a better tomorrow for themselves and their families."

The UT Arlington honorees are:

  • Josephine Caldwell-Ryan, adjunct assistant professor of sociology and anthropology

  • Rebecca Deen, chair and associate professor of political science

  • Susanna Khavul, associate professor of management

  • Frank Lewis, professor of electrical engineering and the Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair, UT Arlington Research Institute

  • Beth Mancini, professor of nursing and associate dean for undergraduate studies for the College of Nursing

  • Dan Popa, associate professor of electrical engineering

  • Peggy Semingson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction

  • Seiichiro Tanizaki, lecturer, chemistry and biochemistry

  • Yvette Weatherton, senior lecturer, civil engineering

The awards are in their fifth year. Honorees were selected based on recommendations from department chair
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Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington
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