Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards 1999-00
1999-00 Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards
Photos from the 1999-00 Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Award Reception
 

Faculty Research Lecturer Award

 
Professor Francesca Bray
Anthropology

The Faculty Research Lectureship is awarded annually to the faculty member determined to be the most distinguished for research or other creative achievement. Candidates are nominated by their peers, and the final selection is made by an Academic Senate committee consisting of the previous 5 Faculty Research Lecturers. This award is considered to be the highest honor the UCSB faculty can bestow on one of its members.

 

2000 Plous Award

 
Associate Professor Alice O'Connor
History

The Plous Award was established to honor Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB's Department of Economics until his untimely death in 1957. The award is presented annually to an Assistant Professor from the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. Selection is based on outstanding performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community.

 

1999 Plous Award

 
Associate Professor Mary Hancock
Anthropology

The Plous Award was established to honor Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB's Department of Economics until his untimely death in 1957. The award is presented annually to an Assistant Professor from the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. Selection is based on outstanding performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community.

 

Distinguished Teaching Award

 
Assistant Professor Ted D. Bennett
Mechanical & Environmental Engineering

"the quality of his teaching and his dedication to the students makes clear that in starting his career, Ted has placed the highest priority on teaching."
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Distinguished Teaching Award

 
Professor Brian Fagan
Anthropology

"Engaging lecturer," "excellent pedagogue," "a demanding and honest teacher," "inspirational," "innovative:" the superlatives that his students and colleagues accord Brian Fagan could fill Campbell Hall.
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Distinguished Teaching Award

 
Professor Birge Huisgen-Zimmerman
Mathematics

"She is full of energy, and though students claim she teaches at 'lightning speed', her lectures are quite clear and definitely comprehensible".
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Distinguished Teaching Award

 
Associate Professor Scott L. Marcus
Music

"He is truly a distinguished teacher as is shown by the reverence and dedication his students have once they encounter his charisma and intellect".
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Distinguished Teaching Award

 
Assistant Professor Christine Thomas
Religious Studies

Her class lectures are like works of art--engaging, informing and inspiring students by means of humor and seriousness, enthusiasm and patience, complexity and clarity.
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Non-Senate Academic Award

 
Dr. Barry Tanowitz
Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology

He motivates and inspires students through his contagious enthusiasm and excellent organization. His ability to effectively use humor in his lectures helps him to convey information and keep the students alert and interested.
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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 
Kurtis Burmeister
Geology

"For Kurt, education is not a profession, but a calling, and his commitment is not to geology, but to human understanding, to the growth of individual comprehension."
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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 
Matthew Doty
Physics

Among the many accolades Matt Doty has received, are: "dedicated," "talented," "innovative," "tremendously well organized," "incredibly compassionate," "intellectually stimulating," "charismatic,"... the list goes on and on.
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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 
Wendy Quinton
Psychology

"she is by far the most committed teaching assistant that I have worked with in my four years at the University of California, Santa Barbara" and notes that "the quality that sets Wendy apart from other teaching assistants is her ability to connect with the students and her willingness to help."
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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 
Michael Weiss
Chemical Engineering

"Mike has truly enhanced our education and really driven all ideas home." "He has shown a tremendous amount of interest," and "has given 200% effort at all times."
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2006-07
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  • 2005-06
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards


  • 2004-05
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards


  • 2003-04
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards

  • Photos from the Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards Reception


  • 2002-03
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards

  • Photos from the Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards Reception


  • 2001-02
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards

  • Photos from the Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards Reception


  • 2000-01
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards

  • Photos from the Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards Reception


  • 1999-00
  • Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Award

  • Photos from the Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards Reception


  • Previous Faculty Research Lecturers Award Winners (prior to 1999)
  • Previous Plous Award Winners (prior to 1999)

  • Previous Distinguished Teaching Award Winners (prior to 1999)


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