Skip to content

The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

College of Science

College of Science News

Faculty honored for teaching, research excellence

Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates ceremony
Pictured at the Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates ceremony are, from left, Martin Pomerantz, professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics; Sandy Dasgupta, professor and chair of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dean of Science Pamela Jansma; Carl Lovely, professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and Paul Paulus, professor of psychology and former College of Science dean

The University of Texas at Arlington recognized excellence in teaching, mentoring and research at the annual Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates ceremony Monday, April 26 in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Award recipients from the College of Science included:

Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching-- Lee Ann Frederick, lecturer in biology. This award honors non-tenure track instructors who have demonstrated a record of excellence in teaching, strong personal commitment to students, and the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire.

Academy of Distinguished Teachers- Carl J. Lovely, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. This award recognizes tenured faculty for a sustained record of outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to motivate and inspire students.

Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity- Sandy Dasgupta, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This award recognizes faculty members for achieving a distinguished record of research and scholarship or creative activity over an extended period of time.

Academy of Distinguished Scholars -Paul Paulus, professor of psychology and former College of Science dean. The Academy of Distinguished Scholars exemplifies the university's commitment to quality research and creative activity. Academy members advocate the importance of research and creative activity, promote a sense of community among scholars, foster research and creative activity and advise the institution on research practices and policies.

Faculty Development Leaves for Academic Year 2010-11 -Tuncay Aktosun, professor of mathematics; Gaik Ambartsoumian, assistant professor of mathematics; Yue Liu, associate professor of mathematics.

Research Enhancement Program Grants for Academic Year 2010-11 - Yan Li, assistant professor of mathematics, "Statistical Analyses of Gene-Environment Interactions on Human Disease for Population-Based Case-Control Study with Complex Sampling"; Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics, "Optogenetic Fiber Probe for Treatment of Pain"; Heekyeong Park, professor of psychology, "Neural Correlates of Associative Memory"; Roshan Perera, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Protein Biochip Technology for Medicinal Drug Discovery"; Arne Winguth, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, "Urban Climate and Climate Change: A New Initiative at UTA".

Faculty Mentoring Program -Tuncay Aktosun, professor of mathematics; Benito Chen, professor of mathematics; Perry Fuchs, associate professor of psychology; Laura Gough, associate professor of biology; John Holbrook, professor of earth and environmental sciences; Chaoqun Liu, professor of mathematics; Martha Mann, associate professor of psychology; Yuan B. Peng, associate professor of psychology; Jianping Zhu, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics. These faculty members served as mentors for junior faculty in the university-wide Faculty Mentoring Program during the 2009-10 academic year.

McNair Scholars Program Faculty Mentors- Tuncay Aktosun, professor of mathematics; Manfred Cuntz, associate professor of physics; Cedric Feschotte, assistant professor of biology; Perry Fuchs, associate professor of psychology; James Grover, professor of biology; Andrew Hunt, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences; Zdzislaw Musielak, professor of physics; Laura Mydlarz, assistant professor of biology. These faculty members served as mentors for undergraduate students in the McNair Scholars Program during summer 2009.

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo and Provost Donald R. Bobbitt presented the awards.