2019 AU Faculty awards to recognize liberal arts faculty, department

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Three faculty members and one department from the College of Liberal Arts will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to Auburn’s instruction, research, and outreach mission at the university’s annual Faculty Awards on Nov. 5 

“Auburn is extremely fortunate to have such outstanding faculty,” said Bill Hardgrave, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Their groundbreaking, collaborative and impactful efforts continue to advance our mission and amplify Auburn’s reputation as a top institution for faculty success.”

The awardees from the College of Liberal Arts are: 

  • Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award: Jennifer Robinson, associate professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences Program.
  • President's Outstanding Collaborative Units Award: Emily Myers, associate clinical professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. 
  • Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring: Kathyrn Floyd, associate professor of art history. 
  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Education: Department of Theatre.

The Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding teaching of undergraduates from nominations made by department heads, deans, alumni and students. A committee of retired faculty members selects the recipients. 

President's Outstanding Collaborative Units Award was created in 2011, and recognizes existing faculty collaborations among two or more departments, divisions, offices or programs within the university. To be considered, the work of the collaborative units must have advanced the excellence, impact and reputation of representing units and the university as a whole. 

Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring was established in 2012 and recognizes faculty members who demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate research and outstanding services to students, and whose efforts support Auburn students interested in careers in research and creative work.

Created in 2013, the Departmental Award for Excellence in Education recognizes the efforts of departmental faculty members for their commitment to improving education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the University Senate Teaching Effectiveness Committee administer this award on behalf of the Office of the Provost.

"I am proud and pleased to congratulate our winners on their outstanding achievements," said Joseph Aistrup, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. 

This year marks the thirteenth year of Auburn University’s Faculty Awards Program. More information about the awards, including a list of previous winners, is available on the Auburn Faculty Awards:


Last Updated: November 01, 2019