Faculty Honors Committee:  2010-2011 Annual Report

Submitted by Jennifer Leavey,

Chair 2010-2011 Faculty Honors Committee


1.)  Election of the Chair (September 20, 2010): .  Jennifer Leavey was reelected by a voice vote of the committee.

2.)  Revision of the Call for Nominations: The call for nominations was updated and posted on the website (http://www.facultyhonors.gatech.edu/).   The call for nominations was sent to Monique Tavares for distribution through the Provostís office (October 2010).  An announcement was published in The Whistle.

3.)  Receipt of Nominations:  Nomination packets were received via T square.

4.)  Committee Meetings:  A meeting was held on September 20, 2010 to introduce new members, elect the chairs, discuss funding for the undergraduate research awards and discuss improvements to the call for nominations and submissions process.† Another meeting was held February 14, 2011 to make the selections.

5.)  Award Selection:  The Committee made the following selections after much discussion to reach consensus.

Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award:  Dr. Carrie Shepler, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award:  Dr. Steve Potter of the School of Biomedical Engineering.†

Outstanding Service Award:  Dr. Mark Guzdial and Ms. Barbara Ericson of the School of Interactive Computing

Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award:  Dr. Craig Tovey of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Class of 1934 Outstanding Innovative Use of Education Technology: †Dr. Aswhin Ram of the School of Interactive Computing

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor (Senior):  Dr. Ozlem Ergun, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor (Junior): Dr. Melissa Kemp, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Outstanding Distance Learning and Professional Education Award:† Dr. David Collard, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In accordance with the statutes and charge of this committee, two candidates were put forth for the Distinguished Professor Award, and the winner, Dr. Mark Hay of the School of Biology, was selected by President Peterson.

6.)  Presentation of the Awards:  Jennifer Leavey presented all awards except the Distinguished Professor Award (presented by the President) at the annual Faculty Honors Luncheon.