Awards Announced During Faculty and Staff Meeting
For release: May 9, 2013
Last Thursday, Dr. Thomas Miller, Associate Dean of Administration, called the semester’s
faculty and staff meeting to order. During this meeting numerous awards including
the George Johnson Staff Enrichment Awards, Fogelman College Awards and University
Faculty Awards were announced and distributed.
Alicia Lax Receiving the 2013 George Johnson Staff Enrichment Award from Dean Grover
Annette Webb Receiving the 2013 George Johnson Staff Enrichment Award from Dean Grover
Annette Webb, Administrative Associate to Dean Grover, and Alicia Lax, FCBE Business
Officer, were given the George Johnson Staff Enrichment Awards. Each year, these awards
are distributed to two non-faculty members who exceed performance duties. They each
received a plaque and a check for $5,000.
The Fogelman College Awards were given to the members of the continuous improvement
committee for their critical assistance to revising and improving the Roles & Rewards
document that details the requirements for annual evaluations, promotions to full
professor and the tenure process. This committee includes Dr. Mark Gillenson, Dr.
David Spiceland, Dr. Cyril Chang, Dr. Sandra Mortal, Dr. Barbara Davis, Dr. Mehdi
Amini and Dr. Leonard Jackson. Also during this meeting, the revised version of the
Roles & Rewards document was accepted by the voting faculty. These revisions will
dramatically impact the level of research performed and published by our faculty members,
and ultimately raise the bar for the College itself.
Dr. Shawn Jones was recognized for his recent achievement of winning the University
of Memphis Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. The Alumni Association Distinguished
Teaching Awards recognize professors based on the high quality of their teaching.
It is a highly selective process that involves student, faculty and alumni involvement
and recommendations. Only four faculty members are selected throughout the University
Dr. Leonard Jackson was the recipient of the Thomas W. Briggs Excellence in Teaching
Award, a highly prestigious University award.
Finally, faculty members were recognized based on the tenure of their service to the
College. These recipients received a certificate and a monetary check in appreciation
of their commitment. Please see below for the list of recognized individuals:
- Dr. Charles Bailey
- Dr. Kimberlee Keef
- Dr. Robin Poston
- Dr. Jeff Thieme
- Dr. Mehdi Amini
- Dr. Greg Boller
- Dr. Alan Bush
- Dr. Ben Kedia
- Dr. John Malloy
- Dr. Peter Wright
- Dr. Richard Evans
- Dr. Peter McMickle
- Dr. Satish Mehra