Teaching

The UA Little Rock Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching recognizes, encourages, and rewards superior teachers – individuals whose command of their respective disciplines, teaching methodologies, communications skills, concern for student performance, and commitment to the learning process exemplify the teacher-mentor model.

The award is not intended to be a popularity contest. It is designed to distinguish those teachers who maintain high expectations of their students and who ensure academic rigor in their courses.

College-Level Winners

  • Professor Lynn Foster
    Lynn Foster is an Arkansas Bar Foundation professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Foster uses a team-based learning method, a contrast…  
  • Dr. Bruce Smith
    Dr. Bruce Smith is a professor of Special Education where he trains teachers to work with students who have disabilities or special needs. Special…  
  • Dr. Guarav Kumar
    Dr. Guarav Kumar is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting who teaches undergraduate and graduate financial accounting courses. He is well known…  
  • Dr. Rolf Groesbeck
    Dr. Rolf Groesbeck is a professor of music known amongst students and peers for his enthusiastic and effective teaching style. Groesbeck is an ethnomusicologist,…  
  • Dr. René A. Shroat-Lewis
    Dr. René A. Shroat-Lewis is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences with a reputation as a passionate and innovative instructor. Students…  
  • Dr. Heidi Skurrat Harris
    Dr. Heidi Skurat Harris is an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing known for her exemplary support for students and her…  
  • Dr. Kathryn A. King
    College of Communication and Social Sciences Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kathryn A. King is an assistant professor of anthropology, known for her willingness…