Academy of Distinguished Teachers

These individuals were nominated by faculty, staff and students in the college and chosen based upon the following selection criteria:

Outstanding teaching is evidenced by many factors. Outstanding teachers engage students in the learning process and motivate students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Outstanding teachers seek to use a variety of teaching methods to reach students regardless of their individual learning styles. Outstanding teachers are demanding but fair, clearly communicating their expectations for students and holding students to these expectations. Outstanding teachers challenge students at all levels in their classrooms and encourage collaborative learning among their students. Outstanding teachers engage in active assessment of the learning of their students and seek to improve their teaching to ensure even greater student learning in the future.

2018

John Ball, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alta Knizley, Assistant Clinical Professor, Mechanical Engineering

2017

Gregory Olsen, Instructor, Aerospace Engineering
Byron Williams, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

2016

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sarah Lee, Assistant Clinical Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

2015

Cindy Bethel, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Priscilla Hill, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

2014

Islam El-adaway, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Andrew Walters, Instructor, Aerospace Engineering

2013

Amy Barton, Instructor, Dean of Engineering
Isaac Howard, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Pedro Mago, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
James Martin, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

2012

Bill Elmore, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Sandra Eksioglu, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

2011

John Brocato, Instructor, Dean of Engineering
David Dampier, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Lesley Strawderman, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Rani Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

2010

David Bridges, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Yogi Dandass, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
David Thompson, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Keisha Walters, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

2009

Kari Babski-Reeves, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Adrienn Minerick, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
J. Edward Swan II, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Filip To, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2008

T.J. Jankun-Kelly, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Tom Lacy, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
William McAnally, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Noel Schulz, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bruce Cain, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

2007

Stanly Bullington, Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Robert Reese, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hossein Toghiani, Associate Professor, Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
D. Keith Walters, Assistant Professor, mechanical Engineering

Grisham Master Teachers

Thomas P. Cathcart, Professor, Agriculture & Biological Engineering
B. Keith Hodge, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Keith Koenig, Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Donna Reese, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Masoud Rais-Rohani, Professor, Aerospace Engineering
William N. Smyer, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Rebecca Toghiani, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
John Usher, Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering