George Mason University’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence announced its 2015 award winners at a ceremony Monday, April 13, at the Center for the Arts.
Outstanding teaching is an integral part of Mason’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. The Teaching Excellence Awards are both institutional recognition and a monetary acknowledgement of the significant work that faculty members devote to course planning and preparation; curriculum development; and innovative teaching, advising, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring.
University Teaching Excellence Award Winners
Tommy Britt, Film & Video Studies (CVPA)
Rebecca Ericson — General Education; School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (COS)
Sean Luke –Teaching with Technology; Computer Science (VSE)
Nathalia Peixoto; Electrical & Computer Engineering (VSE)
Keith Renshaw; Psychology (CHSS)
Girum Urgessa; Civil, Environmental, & Infrastructure Engineering (VSE)
Gerald Weatherspoon; Chemistry & Biochemistry (COS)
Kristien Zenkov; Graduate School of Education (CEHD)
Teachers of Distinction
Teachers of Distinction are faculty members who have been finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award, and who are recognized across campus for their exceptional teaching and their commitment to teaching-related activities.
Mihai Boicu; Applied Information Technology (VSE)
Lynne Scott Constantine; School of Art (CVPA)
Rebecca Goldin; Mathematical Sciences (COS)
Cortney Hughes-Rinker; Sociology & Anthropology (CHSS)
Pelin Kurtay; Electrical & Computer Engineering (VSE)
Ricardo Vivancos Pérez; Modern & Classical Languages (CHSS)
Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners
Lila Fleming; Global & Community Health (CHHS)
Kamaleddine Tabine; Modern & Classical Languages (CHSS)
Ian Ward; Geography & Geoinformation Science (COS)
David J. King Teaching Award Winner
Karen Rosenblum; Sociology & Anthropology (CHSS)
Distinguished Library Faculty Award
For more photos from the ceremony, click here.