UT Faculty, Staff Honored At Provost’s Banquet

KNOXVILLE — University of Tennessee faculty and staff were honored Wednesday at the 2002 Provost’s Honors Banquet.

Dr. Wayne T. Davis, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is recipient of the 2002 Macebearer Award, which is the university’s highest faculty honor.

Davis, twice named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by his

Dr. Wayne T. Davis

department, supports more students with contract and grant money than any other faculty in the department.

He served as associate dean of the Graduate School from 1985 to 1991 and also has served on the Academic Policy Committee and the UT Conflict of Interest Committee.

Davis is a nationally recognized expert in air quality whose research has impacted industry and state and national regulatory decision-making. He has developed video instruction for training U.S. Environmental Protection Agency personnel.

He has served on the advisory boards of national research organizations such as the Gas Research Institute and the Argonne National Laboratory.

The Alexander Prize, named for former UT President Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey, went to Dr. B.J. Leggett, professor of English.

Dr. Robert Bast, associate professor of History, and Dr. Peter Hoyng, associate professor of Modern Languages and Literature, are recipients of the 2002 Jefferson Prize.

Presented UT Research and Creative Achievement Awards at this year’s banquet were: Dr. Marilyn Kallet, professor of English; Dr. Kathleen Lawler, professor of psychology; Dr. David Northington, professor of music; and Dr. Witold Nazarewicz, physics professor.

Recipients of this year’s awards for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement were: Dr. Wesley Baldwin, assistant professor of cello and Dr. S. Douglass Gilman, assistant professor of chemistry.

Faculty members selected to receive the University-s Excellence in Teaching Award were: Dr. John Wachowicz, professor of finance; Dr. Catherine Dulmus, assistant professor of social work; Dr. James Lawler, professor of psychology; and Dr. India Lane, assistant professor of Veterinary Medicine.

Teaching awards for part-time or non-tenured faculty went to Ellen Anderson, instructor in accounting, and Sally Helton, assistant professor of psychiatric nursing.

The UT National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Awards were presented to: Dr. Les Essif, associate professor of Modern Foreign languages and Literature; Dr. Glen Farr, professor of Pharmacy, who also works as assistant dean for Continuing Education in the College of Pharmacy; Patsy Hammontree, associate professor of English; Suzan Murphy, instructor of Finance.

The National Alumni Association award for Outstanding Public Service went to Dr. Bruce Wheeler, professor of History.

The L.R. Hesler Award for outstanding teaching, concern for students and excellence in research and scholarship went to Professor Joseph Cook, who holds the Williford Gragg Distinguished Professorship in the College of Law.

Faculty and staff recognized for Extraordinary Service to the University were: Dr. Jan Allen, Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies; Dr. Schuyler Huck, professor of Counseling, Deafness and Human Services; Patti DeArmond of the UT Law Library; Bill Gurley of the UT Chemistry Department; Ron Laffitte, director of Student Activities, and Sherry McNair, senior secretary in the Department of Speech Communication.

Citations for Extraordinary Customer Service were awarded to UT staff and faculty for exemplary contributions to campus, the city, county and the broader community. Recipients were: Debby Schriver, team leader for UT’s Human Resources Department; Dr. Jan Simek, professor of anthropology and interim director of the School of Art; Dr. Bill Lyons, professor of political science; Janet Coward of the Engineering Fundamentals Division in the College of Engineering; and Ramona Armstrong who oversees daily operations at the UT Legal Clinic.

Dr. Jane Redmond, UT assistant vice provost, received the Hardy Liston Symbol of Hope Award, named for the long-time UT associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and recognizing contributions to the educational mission of the University and for diversity.

Women of Achievement Awards honorees were: Dr. Susan Hamilton, associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Systems and Director of the UT Gardens; Jo Lynch of UT’s Office of Institutional Research, who chaired the first Commission for Women-s Mentoring Program Committee last year; Tanya Faberson, a graduate student in Anthropology who has taught two Women-s Studies courses this year; and Charity Conkin, a junior in College Scholars with an emphasis in Appalachian and Southern Studies who serves on the the Panhellenic Women-s Issues Committee and the Women-s Coordinating Council.

The Angie Warren Perkins award, named for UT’s dean of women at the turn of the 20th century who helped admit women to UT’s teachers’ department, went to Dr. Lorri Glover, assistant professor of history.

The Commission for Women awards were presented to Dr. Anne Mayhew, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Dr. Lorayne Lester, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.