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    SEC Announces Faculty Achievement Award Recipients

    SEC Recognizes 14 Professors for Achievement in Research and Scholarship
     
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday announced winners of the 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards. These annual awards recognize professors from the 14 SEC member universities who have meritorious records in teaching and scholarship and who serve as role models for other faculty and students.
     
    To be eligible to receive the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.
     
    “The SEC Faculty Achievement Awards provide an opportunity for each SEC university to showcase the strengths of its faculty, who excel in many disciplines with varying areas of expertise,” said Dr. Jay Gogue, President of Auburn University and President of the Southeastern Conference. “In the SEC, we are fortunate to have professors who understand the value of classroom instruction, research guidance and scholarly contributions to the overall success of student education.”
     
    SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners, one from each university, will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be presented at the annual SEC Awards Dinner in Destin, Fla.
     
    SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, “I want to congratulate the 14 professors who have been selected to receive this honor. They have transformed their classrooms and enriched the learning experience for SEC students. We are truly proud of their accomplishments.”
     
    Chosen by a selection committee of SEC Provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards and the SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of a set of non-athletically related activities the Southeastern Conference has undertaken through its SECU academic initiative to encourage academic leadership and collaboration within the SEC membership.
     
    The 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winners are:
     
    University of Alabama, Dr. John Lochman, Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology
     
    University of Arkansas, Dr. Gregory Salamo, Joe N. Basore Professor in Nanotechnology and Innovation
     
    Auburn University, Dr. Pradeep Lall, Thomas Walter Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
     
    University of Florida, Dr. Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law and Legal Studies
     
    University of Georgia, Ms. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing
     
    University of Kentucky, Dr. Kimberly Ward Anderson, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering
     
    Louisiana State University, Dr. Katherine Kemler, Charles and Mary Barr├ę Alumni Professor of Flute
     
    University of Mississippi, Dr. Judson Watson, III, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies
     
    Mississippi State University, Dr. James C. Newman, Jr., Giles Distinguished Professor
     
    University of Missouri, Dr. Joshua Millspaugh, O’Connor Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Management
     
    University of South Carolina, Dr. Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography
     
    University of Tennessee, Dr. Harry McSween, Jr., Chancellor’s Professor
     
    Texas A&M University, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist
     
    Vanderbilt University, Dr. Donna Ford, Professor of Education and Human Development
     
    MULTIMEDIA:
    SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winner Bios and Head Shots:
    http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/2013Faculty.pdf

     
    SEC Faculty Achievement Award Backgrounder:
    http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/233717/sec-faculty-achievement-award-background-information.aspx


    SEC Faculty Achievement Award FAQ:
    http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/233716/faq-sec-faculty-achievement.aspx

     
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