Davis Awarded for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Patrick Davis, senior associate dean and professor of medicinal chemistry, is one of five University of Texas at Austin faculty members cited to receive a President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award.
The presentation by UT President Bill Powers is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6. Other faculty members slated to receive the teaching award include Jane Arledge, lecturer in mathematics; Ruth Buskirk, distinguished senior lecturer in biological sciences; Michael Scott, senior lecturer in computer sciences; and Wendy Domjam, distinguished senior lecturer in psychology.
Davis has received numerous awards for teaching excellence including admission to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, an elite body recognized as the "best of the best" teachers at the University in 1996. In 2010, he was named as a recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. He won the College of Pharmacy's Texas Excellence Teaching Award on two occasions.
Also at the ceremony, President Powers will recognize the 2013 Presidential Citation recipients including Pamela Willeford, a former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein; Judith Zaffirini, the second longest-serving senator (and highest-ranking female and Hispanic senator) in the Texas Senate; Joe Jamail, a well-known Texas attorney and long-standing university patron; and Peter O'Donnell, president of the O'Donnell Foundation and namesake for the O'Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences.