AUSTIN, Texas—Don B. Graham, the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature, has been named recipient of the university’s 2005-2006 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award.
The award, which will be presented to Graham during the university’s 123rd anniversary celebration next fall, recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. A cross-college committee of five faculty members and two students reviewed materials submitted by the deans of each school and college to determine who would be selected for the award.
As the recipient of the teaching award, Graham will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Chancellor’s Council and a $2,500 honorarium.
“Professor Graham, a leading authority on Texas literature and culture, has earned the distinction of being one of the most dynamic and engaging teachers at The University of Texas at Austin and in the process has influenced the lives of countless students during his 30 years of teaching,” said Vice Provost Lucia Gilbert. “He ‘breathes life into literature’ for his students.”
Gilbert described Graham as a master teacher and a master writer. His award winning books include “Kings of Texas,” “Lone Star Literature” and “Cowboys and Cadillacs.”
Graham received his undergraduate degree in English from North Texas State University in 1962 and his doctor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in American literature in 1971. He joined the Department of English as an assistant professor in 1976.
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