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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Faculty to be Honored at Excellence Awards

UALR will honor its top faculty at the 2013 Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony Friday, April 12, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building.

Faculty Excellence Awards at UALRThe evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a ceremony in the concert hall, followed by a reception in the Bailey Alumni and Friends Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual event celebrates the excellence of faculty in three categories – teaching, research or creative endeavors, and public service. Each UALR college and the Bowen law school nominated a faculty member, and an independent selection committee will choose three university-wide winners.

The winner of the Bailey Teaching Award will receive $10,000 from the Bailey Foundation. Winners of the Faculty Excellence in Research and in Public Service will receive $5,000 awards.

For more information, contact Marita McNair at 501-569-3204. The following is a list of the college-level nominees:

RESEARCH

Frances S. Fendler, Professor of Law
Ibrahim Duyar, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Kwasi Boateng, Associate Professor of Mass Communication
Joseph R. Bell, Professor of Management
Tansel Karabacak, Associate Professor of Applied Science
Nidhal Bouaynaya, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering
David F. Mastin, Professor of Psychology

PUBLIC SERVICE

Kelly Browe Olson, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs
Anarella Cellitti, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Amy Oliver Barnes, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Nancy E. Landrum, Associate Professor of Management
Wm. Jay Sims, Instructor of Earth Sciences
Catherine Lowry, Senior Instructor of Information Science and Coordinator of Information Technology Minor
Angela Hunter, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies

TEACHING

Coleen M. Barger, Professor of Law
Judith A. Hayn, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Stacy Caroline Moak, Professor of Criminal Justice
Gaurav Kumar, Associate Professor of Accounting
Margaret E. McMillan, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Hirak Patangia, Professor of Engineering Technology
Stacy M. Pendergraft, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance