Four University of Texas at Austin Faculty Members Awarded Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships

Four University of Texas at Austin faculty members have been selected to hold a 2010-11 Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship, an honor that recognizes outstanding work with undergraduate students.

Drs. Lori Holleran Steiker and Elizabeth Pomeroy of the School of Social Work, Dr. Michael Webber of the Cockrell School of Engineering and Marianne Gedigian of the College of Fine Arts each will receive a $3,500 honorarium.

"The fellowships are a reflection of teaching excellence and commitment and an acknowledgment of the many contributions each faculty member has made to the undergraduate experience at the university," said Dr. Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost.

Holleran Steiker specializes in substance abuse prevention, and Pomeroy's focus is on health and mental health practice and policy issues. Webber is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and specializes in energy and environmental policy. Gedigian is a professor of flute in the Butler School of Music. When not teaching, she performs in concerts around the world.

Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships were established by the University of Texas System Board of Regents in 1983 with funds raised by the UT Austin Dads' Association and matching funds under the Centennial Teachers and Scholars Program. Selection of faculty members appointed as Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellows is based upon recommendations from the deans of colleges and schools offering courses for freshman undergraduates.