Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony

2018 Faculty Convocation
2018 Faculty Award Recipients 

2021 Awards Ceremony

Lisa K. Saladin, Ph.D., FAPTA, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost requests the honor of your presence to celebrate the new academic year and honor faculty award recipients Tuesday, August 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Drug Discovery Auditorium. Seating will open at 4:00 p.m.

Due to the large attendance expected at this event, we request that everyone wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Order of Ceremony


Melissa Hortman, Ed.D.
Faculty Senate Vice President

Opening Remarks

Lisa K. Saladin, Ph.D., FAPTA, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Keynote – The Question You Don’t Want to Ask about Digital Transformation

Mary Mauldin, Ed.D., Professor, Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources, Associate Director of Education, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives

Presentation of the Faculty Awards

Tom Smith, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Academic Affairs Faculty Associate, Director Center for Academic Excellence / Writing Center

Concluding Remarks

David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, President

2021 Award Recipients

Teaching Excellence

Educator-Lecturer: Michael J. Kern, Ph.D. (PDF)
Educator-Mentor / Academic Scholarship: Michelle Nichols, Ph.D., RN (PDF)
Educator-Mentor / Clinical Professional: Timothy J. Tremont, D.M.D. (PDF)
Developing Teacher: Erin R. Weeda, Pharm.D. (PDF)

Excellence in Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice

Rupak Mukherjee, Ph.D. (PDF)

Population Health

Sarah Ball, Pharm.D. (PDF)
Amy B. Martin, Dr. P.H. (PDF)
Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D. (PDF)

Outstanding Clinician

Virgilio George, M.D. (PDF)
Christine A. Holmstedt, D.O. (PDF)
W. Ennis James IV, M.D. (PDF)

Developing Scholar

Nandita R. Nadig, M.D., MSCR (PDF)
James M. Otis, Ph.D. (PDF)  

Peggy Schachte Research Mentor

Steven A. Kautz, Ph.D. (PDF)

Distinguished Faculty Service

Scott M. Bradley, M.D. (PDF)
Valerie L. Durkalski-Mauldin, M.D. (PDF)
Sherron M. Jackson, M.D. (PDF)