Faculty honored at 2018 Fall Awards Convocation

President Ray Watts and Provost Pam Benoit honored faculty across UAB during the annual Faculty Convocation on October 22.

UAB FacultyAwards2018 groupAward winners Scott Phillips, Ph.D., Cassandra Ellis, Ph.D., and Michael Sloane, Ph.D., with Robert Palazzo, Ph.D., dean of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.President Ray Watts and Provost Pam Benoit honored faculty across UAB during the annual Faculty Convocation on October 22.

Scott Phillips, Ph.D., director of the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning and associate professor of Music Technology, received the 2018 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award for his deep and abiding commitment to collaborating across campus that enhances the research and teaching activities of the University.

Michael Sloane, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the University Honors Program, is the recipient of the 2018 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. This award is presented annually to a full-time regular UAB faculty member who, throughout his/her career at UAB, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching.

The President's Award for Excellence in Support of UAB and Shared Governance was presented to Professor Mike Wyss, Ph.D., immediate past chair of the UAB Faculty Senate. Dr. Wyss also directs UAB's Center for Community Outreach Development and has been a longtime champion for interdisciplinary collaboration across campus, as well as developing strong partnerships with the City of Birmingham.

The President's Award for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Cassandra Ellis, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of English. Ellis has a long history of high scores on her evaluations from students and was honored with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in early 2018.

Congratulations to our College of Arts and Sciences faculty!

Dr. Michael Wyss with Dr. Brad YoderDr. Michael Wyss (right) with Dr. Brad Yoder, Chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology in the School of Medicine

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