April 17, 2017
The recipients of the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship and the Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships for 2017-18 have been named. Both awards recognize outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching at UT Austin.
“The strength of the university starts with outstanding faculty and the impact they have on the lives of our students. I am excited to honor these inspiring educators and scholars at UT Austin,” said Maurie McInnis, executive vice president and provost. “Their dedication and commitment to our students and teaching excellence makes me proud to have them as colleagues.”
William David Blunk Memorial Professorship
Courtney Byrd, associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was awarded the 2017-18 Blunk Professorship.
The Professorship recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record in undergraduate teaching, and who shows special interest in and on behalf of undergraduate students. This includes undergraduate thesis advising, undergraduate involvement in research, academic advising, and other efforts which make the student educational experience more satisfying and meaningful.
Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships
The Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships are awarded to faculty members who are actively engaged in the instruction of freshmen undergraduates, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and make significant contributions to undergraduate education at UT Austin.
Recipients of the 2017-18 Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships:
- Steven Finkelstein, assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy
- Kristin Harvey, lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Science
- Patrick McDonald, associate professor in the Department of Government
- Ramesh Yerraballi, distinguished senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
For more information about faculty awards, readers can visit: http://provost.utexas.edu/awards/faculty