UNCG celebrates the Faculty Awards

Posted on May 02, 2023

The Faculty Award celebration.

As the 2022-23 academic year drew to an end, faculty took a break from their rigorous teaching schedules and research to celebrate. The annual awards ceremony recognizes faculty who have made a profound impression on their students through their lectures, mentorships, and their ability to inspire excellence and to apply classwork to real world scenarios. Just as importantly, this afternoon is an opportunity to come together, catch up, and enjoy the end of another successful term.

UNC Greensboro congratulates all of the recipients of this year’s awards:

Teaching Excellence Awards

UNC System Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dan Yasaki, professor of math and statistics

Mary Settle Sharp Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Dr. Sudha Shreeniwas, professor of human development and family studies
Dr. Jerry Walsh, professor of chemistry and biochemistry

James Y. Joyner Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan, assistant professor of philosophy

Anna Maria Gove Award Alumni Teaching Excellence
Sara MacSween, lecturer of marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and tourism

Instruction and Education Awards

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Dr. Ratnasingham Shivaji, H. Barton Excellence Professor of math and statistics

Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Dr. Kimberly Petersen, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry (tenured category)
Dr. Brittany Cassidy, assistant professor of psychology (pre-tenured category)

Advising Excellence Award
Dr. Joyce Clapp, instructor of liberal studies

Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award
Dr. Jessica McCall, senior lecturer of communication studies

Service Leadership Award

Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy, associate professor of sociology

Research Excellence Awards

Senior Research Excellence Award
Dr. Christian Moraru, professor of English

Junior Research Excellence Award
Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay, assistant professor of biology

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


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