Texas Tech University University Student Housing
TTU Home University Student Housing

Professing Excellence

Professing Excellence is a formal ceremony in which Texas Tech students are given the opportunity to nominate faculty members and present awards to those who have demonstrated exceptional educational skills. The awards are given to outstanding faculty who go above and beyond, both inside and outside the classroom, to impact their students' learning and academic success.

Professing Excellence Honorees 2014

  • Jade R. Cashman, Instructor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - College of Education.
  • Howard J. Curzer, Ph. D, Instructor, Department of Philosophy - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • John Edwards, Instructor, Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Institutional Management - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Robert Forbis, Ph. D, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Michael Fuertes, Ph. D, Professor, Department of Chemistry - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Greg Gellene, Ph. D, Professor, Department of Chemistry - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Bernadette Hinojosa, Aquatic Instructor, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Chen Yu Liu, Graduate part-time Instructor in Chinese, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Mark McKenzie, Ph. D, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science - College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Comfort Pratt, Ph. D, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - College of Education.
Professing Excellence 2014 Honorees

Prior Honorees

2013 Honorees

  • Tiffanie A. Brooks, University Veterinarian - Instructor
  • Scott Burris, Associate Professor - Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Lauren S. Gollahon, Associate Professor - Biological Sciences
  • Bruce Hermann, Assistant Professor - Theatre and Dance
  • Thomas G. Kimball, Associate Professor & Associate Managing Director - Community Family and Addiction Services & The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery
Professing Excellence 2013 Honorees

2012 Honorees

  • Sean P. Cunningham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - History
  • Rhonda Lea Boros, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Exercise and Sports Science
  • Javier Gomez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Architecture
  • Linda Jones, M.A., Instructor - Geosciences
  • Richard Verrone, Ph.D., Instructor - History
  • Jorge Iber, Ph.D., Associate Professor - History
  • Bruce Whittlesey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Robert Wernsman, M.A., Instructor - Journalism
  • RayChel M. Lowrance, M.A., Instructor - English
  • Catherine Blackwell, M.A., Instructor - English
Professing Excellence 2012 Honorees

2011 Honoress

Professing Excellence 2010 Honorees

2010 Honorees

2009 Honorees