By Blair Hoover
(April 27, 2016) — Provost Tim Tracy honored five faculty members and four teaching assistants with Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards at the 2016 UK Faculty Awards Ceremony. The William B. Sturgill Award and the Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize were also awarded at the ceremony. The ceremony took place Thursday, April 21, in the Lexmark Public Room in the Main Building.
The William B. Sturgill Award was awarded to Carl Mattacola, a professor in the rehabilitation sciences program in the College of Health Sciences.
The Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize was awarded to Gary J. Ferland, a physics and astronomy professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Annual outstanding teaching awards recognize faculty and graduate teaching assistants who demonstrate special dedication and outstanding performance in the classroom or laboratory. Recipients were selected via nomination and reviewed by a selection committee based in the Provost's Office of Faculty Advancement.
Winners received cash prizes of $5,000 for regular and special title series faculty and $1,000 for teaching assistants.
The Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award recognized regular and special title series faculty for outstanding teaching performance. The 2015 winners are:
- Andres Ayoob, College of Medicine, Department of Radiology
- Elizabeth Combs, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Dietetics
- Christopher Doty, College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Susie Thiel, College of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance
- Jean Wiese, College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science
The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recognized teaching assistants for exceptional performance in the classroom or laboratory. The 2015 winners are:
- Patrick Herald, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English
- Alyson Hock, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
- Jo Mackby, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
- Francesco Masala, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Hispanic Studies