AUSTIN, Texas — Eight University of Texas at Austin faculty members are being highlighted for their work and have been named recipients of the annual President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The award recognizes the university’s educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum, including signature courses, and engage with curriculum reform and educational innovation.
“These eight faculty members have dedicated themselves to teaching and mentoring,” said Gregory L. Fenves, president of UT Austin. “They build connections with their students and strive to unlock their potential with knowledge and creativity.”
The awards are made possible by contributions from the President’s Associates — friends of the university who are committed to advancing education and research at UT Austin. Each recipient will receive a monetary award of $5,000 and will be honored at a dinner during the spring semester.
Recipients of the 2018-19 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award
Bethany Albertson, associate professor, Department of Government
Daina R. Berry, professor, Department of History
Shannon Cavanagh, associate professor, Department of Sociology
Keely Delain Finkelstein, assistant professor of instruction, Department of Astronomy
Minette Drumwright, associate professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations
Gloria González-López, professor, Department of Sociology
Kristin Harvey, assistant professor of instruction, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
James Patton, adjunct associate professor, Department of Special Education