Irvin Tankersley Wins Thomas Briggs Teaching Award
Dr. Irvin Tankersley, Professor in the School of Accountancy, has won one of two Excellence in Teaching awards sponsored by the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation. These are highly prestigious
awards, and are deserving recognition for one of the College's most outstanding, and
widely recognized teachers. Dr. Tankersley is a former winner of several other teaching
awards including the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and a FCBE Palmer Professorship.
As School of Accountancy Chair, Professor Carolyn Callahan, pointed out, "Professor
Tankersley has demonstrated exceptional teaching skills in legal studies at the undergraduate
level on several levels. Over a sustained period of time, he has proven to be an excellent
teacher and a wonderful asset to the School of Accountancy." Irv demonstrates strong
interpersonal skills inside and outside the classroom. These attributes and skills
make it easy for his students, and colleagues, to interact with him. Both in the lecture
hall and in person, Dr. Tankersley is a dynamic and powerful communicator who possesses
the gift of being able to make complex legal topics understandable. In spite of these
exceptional talents, he is a humble and approachable person who loves to share his
extensive legal knowledge. As Professor Callahan opined, Irv is not only a great teacher
he is also a wonderful colleague and an exemplary university citizen.