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Liberal Arts Faculty Receive Teaching Awards, Fellowships

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posted: Friday April 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Liberal Arts has recognized eight professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships:

Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award

Bethany Albertson, assistant professor of government, and Tatjana Lichtenstein, assistant professor of history, each received a Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award from the college for the 2013-14 academic year.

The award recognizes junior faculty in the College of Liberal Arts who exemplify outstanding teaching. Established in 2002, the Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award provides a $5,000 honorarium to each recipient.

Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence

Theresa Jones, professor of psychology, received the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of her consistent level of teaching excellence in the Department of Psychology. Jones will receive a $5,000 honorarium with the award.

Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships 

The college awarded five professors with Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships, an honor that recognizes exemplary performance and a commitment to teaching.

Established in 1989, the Dickson Teaching Fellowship provides a one-year fellowship appointment and a $3,000 salary supplement for the 2014-15 academic year. Following are the five faculty recipients:

• Wendy Hunter, professor of government;

David Kornhaber, assistant professor of English;

Melissa Murphy, lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese;

Lorraine Pangle, professor of government;

Deborah White, lecturer in linguistics.

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