UNT Foundation Outstanding Lecturer Award


Award Description

The UNT Foundation Outstanding Lecturer Award recognizes a full-time lecturer who has made significant and sustained contributions to the University as evidenced by the quality of their teaching and service. This award is the university’s highest honor for full-time lecturers. The annual award includes a one-time payment of $5,000, a commemorative engraved gift, and the distinction of UNT Foundation Outstanding Lecturer.



To be eligible, nominees must:

  • have served the University of North Texas for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • be a full-time lecturer (holding the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, or principal lecturer) in good standing at the time of the nomination.
  • be well-rounded, with outstanding accomplishments in teaching and service; demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical innovation; support student success; and promote teaching excellence across campus
  • have contributed notably to the advancement and vitality of the university community.


Submission Process

All nominations for awards to take effect on September 1, 2020 should be submitted using the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Nomination portal. Here is the link: https://vpaa.unt.edu/nominate. If you have any questions please contact Annie Garcia at Ana.Garcia@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.



All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by October 25, 2019. See the Call for Nominations for specific details.


Award Recipients

Year Faculty Member Department
2019-2020 Sushama Dandekar Chemistry
2018-2019 S. Michael Sexton Management
2017-2018 Karen Anderson-Lain Communication Studies
2016-2017 Rossana Ramirez Boyd Teacher Education and Administration
2015-2016 Wendy Watson Political Science
2014-2015 Lesli Robertson Studio Art