NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

NSM Dominates University Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the 15 College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty members who were honored for excellence in teaching. NSM faculty received awards in five of the six teaching categories, including both group teaching awards! Not to brag, but no other college received more than two awards. Great job everyone!

Teaching Excellence Career Award

Lowell Wood, Physics
One Career Award is given each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of their career at UH. The recipient must have been on the UH faculty at for at least 20 years.

Teaching Excellence Award

Vaughn Climenhaga, Mathematics
This award is given to tenured or tenure-track professors who have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Teaching Excellence Award – Provost’s Core

Donna Pattison, Biology & Biochemistry
This award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching in the core curriculum.

Teaching Excellence Award – Instructor/Clinical

Daniel Hauptvogel, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by faculty instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, artist affiliates, and lecturers.

Teaching Excellence Award – Group Teaching

Two NSM groups were recognized with Group Teaching Awards. The award recognizes faculty who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student success, who have worked together collaboratively to improve student outcomes.

Galapago! Teaching Team
Ricardo Azevedo, Biology & Biochemistry
Ann Cheek, Biology & Biochemistry
Tony Frankino, Biology & Biochemistry
Andrew Hamilton, Dean’s Office
Marc Hanke, Honors College
Rebecca Zufall, Biology & Biochemistry

Geophysical Field Camp Team
Shuhab Khan, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Chang Li, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Will Sager, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Rob Stewart, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Guoquan “Bob” Wang, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Jingjing Zong, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

For other UH awards, see “Faculty Recognition & Honors.”