2012 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards Announced
Posted: March 12, 2012
The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards. UT students submitted nominations late last fall based on their teacher’s commitment, knowledge, passion, and ability to challenge. Members of the Texas Language Center Advisory Committee carefully reviewed each nomination and chose one winner from each of two categories: tenured, tenure-track, or lecturer and graduate assistant instructor. This year’s winners are:
Dr. Timothy Moore
Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature
Dr. Moore has taught at UT for over twenty years beginning as an Assistant Professor in 1991. After serving as the chair of the Classic Department from 2002 – 2004, Dr. Moore became a full professor in 2005. For many years, he has served as the undergraduate and honors advisor for the Department of Classics, served on and chaired the Review Committee for Assistant Instructors, and acted as the Faculty Advisor for Gamma Sigma Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.
In addition to authoring numerous books, translations, articles, and papers, Dr. Moore has won a variety of awards and grants both from abroad and from The University of Texas, including the College Research Fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas in 2010.
His research interests include Greek and Roman comedy, ancient music, ancient historiography, and classical tradition. Dr. Moore is receiving the TLC Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding teaching of first-year Greek.
Prof. Timothy Moore, Prof. Thomas Garza, Dean Esther Raizen, Prof. Paula Perlman, Ms. Brooke Rich, and Prof. William Nethercut
Thanks to the students for taking the time to nominate their best teachers, thanks to the Advisory Committee for reviewing the many nominations, and congratulations to this year’s winners and to all of the excellent nominees!