The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Congratulations to UTC Faculty Honored at Faculty Honors Day

Dr. Paul Watson, UC Foundation Professor, psychology and Dr. John Fulmer, Associate Dean and 1st Tennessee Bank Professor of Business Administration were recognized for Outstanding University Service at UTC Faculty Honors Day at Patten Chapel.

University Academic Advisor Awards went to Dr. Lynn Ourth, psychology and Dr. Eileen Meagher, English; Meagher also received the Graduate School Advisor Award.

Dr. James Hill Craddock, biological and environmental sciences, and Dr. Victoria Steinberg, foreign languages, were honored with 2003 UTNAA Outstanding Teacher Awards. Dr. Gail Meyer, chemistry, and W. Neil Thomas III, legal assistant studies, were 2002-2003 SGA Outstanding Professors.

Faculty Council officers are Dr. Marvin Ernst, president; Dr. Randy Walker, first vice president; David Garrison, second vice president; Dr. Stephanie Bellar, secretary; and Dr. John Trimpey, past president.

Those receiving UC Foundation Professorships in 2003 were Karen McGuffee, legal assistant studies; Dr. Jonathan McNair, music; Jon Ritterbush, Lupton Library; Sarah Sandefur, Teacher Preparation Academy; Dr. Kathleen Wheatley, management; and Dr. Cecelia Wigal, engineering.

Honored as 2003 Summer Fellows were Dr. Tatiana Allen, physics, geology and astronomy; Dr. David Carrithers, political science; and Dr. John Tucker, biological and environmental sciences.

Grants and research awards went to Dr. Helen Eigenberg, professor and head of criminal justice; Dr. Greg Grant, Grote Professor of Chemistry; Dr. Margaret Kovach, biological and environmental services; Dr. Tony Lease, associate professor and head of education, Graduate Studies; Dr. Claire McCullough, electrical engineering; and Dr. David Ross, UC Foundation Professor of Psychology.

Dr. Bob Swansbrough presented awards for the College of Arts and Sciences. They were Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award, Nikolasa K. Tejero, music; Outstanding Teacher Award, Dr. Richard L. Metzger, psychology; and Outstanding Service Award, Dr. Paul J. Watson, psychology.

The Outstanding Advisor Award was presented to Manual F. Santiago, chemistry; Outstanding Research Award, Dr. Christopher J. Stewart, UC Foundation Assistant Professor; and Outstanding Creative Scholarship Award, Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai, music.

Dr. John Fulmer presented awards in the College of Business Administration. Dean’s Merit Awards were given to Dr. Richard Allen, UC Foundation Associate Professor, management; Beni Asllani, management; Dr. Richard Becherer, professor and Harris Chair of Excellence Marketing; Dr. J.R. Clark, Probasco Chair and director, Center of Economic Education; Dr. Thomas Gavin, Decosimo Professor, accounting and finance; Dr. Diane Halstead, Mary Harris Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship; Dr. Raymond Jeffords, Hart Professor, accounting and finance; Dr. Michael Jones, Alan Lorberbaum Associate Professor of Marketing; Dr. Melanie McCoskey, Holland Assistant Professor of Taxation; Dr. Mark E. Mendenhall, professor of management and Frierson Chair of Excellence; Dr. Marsha Scheidt, UC Foundation Professor, accounting and finance; Dr. Greg Thibadoux, accounting and finance; Dr. Valerie Taylor, marketing; and Dr.Charles White, UC Foundation and Hart Professor.

The College of Education and Applied Professional Studies Awards, presented by Dr. Mary Tanner, include Outstanding Teaching/Advising Awards to Dr. Nancy Fell, physical therapy; Dr. Cheryl Robinson, human ecology, UC Foundation Professor. Outstanding Research/Scholarship Award was presented to Dr. Lucien Ellington, Teacher Preparation Academy, and Dr. David Levine, physical therapy; Outstanding Service/Outreach Award was given to Dr. June Hanks, UC Foundation Professor, physical therapy.

Tim Smith, Coordinator of Anesthesia, nursing, received the School of Nursing Faculty Award; Dean Stinnett Award was given to Dr. Kay Lindgren, acting director of nursing; and Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, went to Carol Brand, graduate studies division.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Awards were presented by Dr. Phil Kazemersky, Acting Dean. They were Cole Outstanding Engineering Teacher Award, Dr. Neslihan Alp, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, engineering managmeent; Outstanding Computer Science Teacher Award, Dr. Jack Thompson; and Engineering Research Award, Dr. Frank Jones.