University Distinguished Teaching Professorships

Award Description

The purpose of the award is to provide recognition for faculty at the rank of professor or associate professor who perform outstanding teaching at the introductory levels of their disciplines, promote continuous development of teaching excellence, and encourage improved teaching among their colleagues in the UNT community. The award consists of the designation "University Distinguished Teaching Professor" and a one-time supplement of $5,000 added to the recipient's base salary. 

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time tenured professor or associate professor
  • Must have a distinguished record of teaching
  • Must demonstrate the potential for continued excellence in teaching performance
  • Must have a commitment to the further development and promotion of excellent teaching performance

Nomination Procedures

Nominations for the designation of University Distinguished Teaching Professor shall be made by the department chair and submitted to the school or college dean. A candidate's nomination must be based upon a record of excellence consisting of a teaching portfolio covering teaching performance over the 5-year period prior to the nomination. 

Submission Process

The nominator (school or college dean) should submit the nomination packet via the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Nomination portal. Here is the link: vpaa.unt.edu/nominate. If you have any questions please contact Annie Garcia at Annie.Garcia@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the University Distinguished Teaching Professor Selection and Review Committee. 

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by 5:00 PM, November 6, 2020. See the Call for Nominations for specific details.

UNT Policy 06.015

Current Distinguished Teaching Professors

YEAR FACULTY MEMBER DEPARTMENT

2019-2020

Gloria Cox

Political Science

2019-2020

Margie Tieslau

Economics

2019-2020

Robert Upchurch

English

2018-2019

Kyle Jensen

English

2018-2019

Eric M. Nestler

Instrumental Studies

2018-2019

Miroslav Penkov

English

2018-2019

Andrew J. Torget

History

2016-2017

Sheri Broyles

Mayborn School of Journalism

2016-2017

Ruthanne (Rudi) Thompson

Biological Sciences

2015-2016

Robin Henson

Educational Psychology

2015-2016

Lee Hughes

Biological Sciences

2015-2016

Rick Reidy

Materials Science and Engineering

2014-2015

Phillip Foster

Engineering Technology

2014-2015

Nicole Smith

English

2014-2015

Jacqueline Vanhoutte

English

2013-2014

Michael Greig

Political Science

2013-2014

Dee Ray

Counseling and Higher Education

2013-2014

Francisco Guzman

Marketing and Logistics

2013-2014

Paul Dworak

Music Theory

2012-2013

Neal Brand

Mathematics

2012-2013

Alexander Pettit

English

2012-2013

Elizabeth Turner (retired)

History

2011-2012

Keith Johnson (retired)

Instrumental Studies

2011-2012

Eric Ligon

Communication Design

2011-2012

Corey Marks

English

2011-2012

Richard Tas (retired)

Hospitality Management

2010-2011

Kimi King

Political Science

2010-2011

Richard White

Management

2009-2010

Gopala Ganesh

Marketing and Logistics

2009-2010

Joseph Klein

Composition Studies

2009-2010

Sam Matteson (retired)

Physics

2009-2010

John Quintanilla

Mathematics