AUSTIN, Texas — Sam Gosling, professor of psychology, is one of four University of Texas at Austin faculty members to be awarded a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2012-13 fall semester.
The award honors the recipients' teaching excellence and acknowledges the many contributions they have made to the undergraduate experience at the university.
One of the nation’s leading social psychologists, Gosling’s recent work on animal personalities has been widely covered in several national publications including the New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, Nightline and Good Morning America. His books include “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You,” and “Advanced Methods for Conducting Online Behavioral Research.”
Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships were established by the University of Texas System Board of Regents in 1983 with funds raised by the university's Dads' Association and matching funds under the Centennial Teachers and Scholars Program. Selection of faculty members appointed as Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellows is based upon recommendations from the deans of colleges and schools offering courses for freshman undergraduates.