Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to these deserving individuals: Martha Earwood, Michele Forman, Dr. James McClintock, Dr. Steve Austad, and Dr. Catherine Danielou.

Congratulations to these deserving individuals

Martha Earwood, Teaching Assistant Professor and internship coordinator in the Department of Justice Sciences, was awarded the 2015 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Earwood received her B.S. and M.S. from Georgia State University and was an adjunct faculty member there beginning in 1993. She came to UAB in 1999, and today lists the criminal justice capstone experience as one of her greatest teaching accomplishments. As internship coordinator, Earwood has helped the department establish connections with more than 40 federal, state, local, and private organizations and agencies.

Michele Forman, Director of the Media Studies Program and faculty member in the Department of History, also received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Forman was nominated by the UAB Honors College, which provided nominations for the prize for the first time. Forman got her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.A. from UAB. A documentary filmmaker, she co-founded the Media Studies program in 2003. Her work connects students with local community issues, and her interests are in digital storytelling and oral history.

Dr. James McClintock, Professor in the Department of Biology, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award. The award recognizes faculty members who have provided outstanding service to UAB’s community.

Also in the Department of Biology, Dr. Steve Austad, Chair of the department, was awarded the Longevity Prize from The Fondation IPSEN in France. The prize recognizes achievements in the field of biomedical research, and winners are chosen by an international jury. Dr. Austad is the 20th recipient of the award.

And Senior Associate Dean Dr. Catherine Danielou, who is also interim chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, was awarded the 2015 Oustanding Administrator Award by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She is also the President-Elect of the American Association of Teachers of French.

Faculty Awards MagazineFrom left: Martha Earwood, Michele Forman, Dr. James McClintock, Dr. Steve Austad, Dr. Catherine Danielou
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