UNCG Awards Teaching Excellence and Stellar Mentorship

Posted on April 29, 2024

Dr. Robert Wiley receives UNCG faculty award.
Dr. Robert Wiley, recipient of James Y. Joyner Teaching Excellence Award with Chancellor Gilliam

A guiding hand in a research lab, a word of encouragement, and attention to detail in the classroom can make the difference in a student’s success. The dedication of UNC Greensboro’s faculty to crafting a meaningful learning environment on campus and off campus is recognized at the end of each academic year.

Chancellor Franklin Gilliam and Provost Debbie Storrs led the 2023-24 faculty awards ceremony at the Alumni House. They recognized the many ways that faculty set the bar for excellence and help Spartans reach their individual academic goals.

Teaching Excellence Awards

UNC System Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Eric Willie, professor of percussion, School of Music

Mary Settle Sharp Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Dr. Jeff Jones, assistant professor of history

James Y. Joyner Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Dr. Robert Wiley, assistant professor of psychology

Anna Maria Gove Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Dr. Elizabeth Tomlin, senior lecturer of biology and chemistry

O. Max Gardner Award UNCG Nominee
Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan, assistant professor of philosophy

Instruction and Education Awards

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Dr. L DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor of Counseling and Educational Development

Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Dr. Sat Gupta, professor of mathematics and statistics (tenured category)
Dr. Michaeline Jensen, associate professor of psychology (pre-tenured category)

Academic Advising Excellence Award
Dr. Jennifer Etnier, Julia Taylor Morton Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology

Service Leadership Award

Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, associate professor of nursing

Research Excellence Awards

Senior Research Excellence Award
Dr. Nicholas Oberlies, Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Junior Research Excellence Award
Dr. Jaclyn Maher, associate professor of kinesiology

Story by Janet Imrick, University Communications
Photography by Sean Norona, University Communications


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