Davis Honored for Citizenship to University
Dr. Patrick Davis, senior associate dean for academic affairs, has been named by The University of Texas at Austin as a 2014 recipient of the Civitatis Award.
The award, established in 1997, recognized outstanding faculty citizenship and is conferred upon members of the faculty in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to UT Austin above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing. The UT Austin president makes the award presentation based upon recommendation of the Faculty Council Executive Committee.
Lawrence D. Abraham, associate dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, also received the award.
"This is the most prestigious award that a UT Austin faculty member can receive for sustained exemplary citizenship to the UT Austin community," said Dean Lynn Crismon, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "Not only is this award an honor for Dr. Davis, it is a positive reflection on our entire College of Pharmacy."
Davis has received numerous honors during his tenure at the university. Most recently, he was among nine designated as 2013 Provost's Senior Teaching Fellows. In May 2013, he was one of six educators from UT Austin named to the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers and, in March 2013, he was one of five UT Austin faculty cited to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award.
He is a member of the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1996) and is a recipient of the UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (2010). He has received the College of Pharmacy's Texas Excellence Teaching Award on two occasions.
His research efforts focus on the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning in the scientific component of the professional (Pharm.D.) curriculum.
The UT tower was lit orange on March 20 to honor Davis, Abraham, and other faculty and staff cited for honors.