Teaching Awards

The ASEE Southeastern Section awards three distinct teaching awards at its Annual Conference:

  • Outstanding New Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award

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Outstanding New Teacher Award

Purpose

The Outstanding New Teacher Award is intended to recognize a faculty member who has less than four years of teaching experience and has demonstrated excellence in the classroom.

Award

The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an award certificate presented at the Awards Ceremony at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference.

Eligibility

The author(s) must be members of the ASEE Southeastern Section. Candidates must have been a full-time instructor or professor at an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program for no more than four years. (A full-time instructor is defined as one teaching a minimum of two-semester courses or three-quarter courses per calendar year). The successful candidate must be able to attend the Awards Banquet at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference, at which the cash prize and certificate are presented.

Nomination

A colleague, department head, or student may nominate a paper for this award.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess and be able to communicate a broad and accurate knowledge of their subject area, possess self-confidence, create a feeling of harmony between self and students, possess a sense of proportion, stress fundamentals and disregard trivial details, and give assignments that challenge students to think creatively. The candidate must demonstrate an intense interest and enthusiasm for their subject area and the learning process that motivates students to their fullest capacities. The candidate’s contribution to the profession should include at least three of the following:

  1. Participation in the development of courses or curricula;
  2. Development of teaching equipment or development of a broader application of teaching equipment previously developed;
  3. Contribution to the improvement of laboratories or other facilities;
  4. Development or authorship of instructional materials or a text that enhances the student learning process;
  5. Publication of original work, through any medium, that enhances the engineering education process or adds to the literature on teaching methodologies;
  6. Service as a mentor to other teaching faculty or participation in seminars and workshops focused on helping other teachers improve their classroom effectiveness.

Documentation

Applications should include any documentation necessary to demonstrate the candidate’s qualifications for this award, including, but not limited to, an endorsement of the candidate’s department head and/or dean and/or chief academic officer responsible for engineering or engineering technology, endorsements from students using both regular course evaluations and individual letters of recommendation and a curriculum vita or resume.

Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award

Purpose

The Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award is intended to recognize faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to engineering or engineering technology education through outstanding classroom performance.

Award

The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an award certificate presented at the Awards Ceremony at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference.

Eligibility

The author(s) must be members of the ASEE Southeastern Section. Candidates must have been a full-time instructor or professor at an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program for no more than four years. (A full-time instructor is defined as one teaching a minimum of two-semester courses or three-quarter courses per calendar year). The successful candidate must be able to attend the Awards Banquet at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference, at which the cash prize and certificate are presented.

Nomination

A colleague, department head, or student may nominate a paper for this award.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess and be able to communicate a broad and accurate knowledge of their subject area, possess self-confidence, create a feeling of harmony between self and students, be able to meet difficulties with poise, possess a sense of proportion, stress fundamentals, and disregarding trivial details and give assignments that challenge students to think creatively. The candidate must demonstrate an intense interest and enthusiasm for their subject area and the learning process that motivates students to their fullest capacities. The candidate must be available for advising and counseling students before and after graduation. The successful candidate must possess a strong record of activity in ASEE or the educational activities of another professional society. The candidate’s contribution to the profession should include at least three of the following:

  1. Participation in the development of courses or curricula;
  2. Development of teaching equipment or development of a broader application of teaching equipment previously developed;
  3. Contribution to the improvement of laboratories or other facilities;
  4. Development or authorship of instructional materials or a text that enhances the student learning process;
  5. Publication of original work, through any medium, that enhances the engineering education process or adds to the literature on teaching methodologies;
  6. Service as a mentor to other teaching faculty or participation in seminars and workshops focused on helping other teachers improve their classroom effectiveness.

Documentation

Applications must include evidence of outstanding classroom performance using regular course evaluations and individual letters of recommendation from current and former students. The application may also include any other documentation necessary to demonstrate the candidate’s qualifications for this award, including, but not limited to, an endorsement of the candidate’s department head and/or dean and/or chief academic officer responsible for engineering or engineering technology, endorsements from students using both regular course evaluations and individual letters of recommendation, and a curriculum vita or resume.

Outstanding Teaching Award

Purpose

The Outstanding Teaching Award is intended to recognize faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to engineering or engineering technology education through outstanding classroom performance.

Award

The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an award certificate presented at the Awards Ceremony at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference.

Eligibility

The author(s) must be members of the ASEE Southeastern Section. Candidates must have been a full-time instructor or professor at an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program for no more than four years. (A full-time instructor is defined as one teaching a minimum of two-semester courses or three-quarter courses per calendar year). The successful candidate must be able to attend the Awards Banquet at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference, at which the cash prize and certificate are presented.

Nomination

A colleague, department head, or student may nominate a paper for this award.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess and be able to communicate a broad and accurate knowledge of their subject area, possess self-confidence, create a feeling of harmony between self and students, be able to meet difficulties with poise, possess a sense of proportion, stress fundamentals, and disregarding trivial details and give assignments that challenge students to think creatively. The candidate must demonstrate an intense interest and enthusiasm for their subject area and the learning process that motivates students to their fullest capacities. The candidate must be available for advising and counseling students before and after graduation. The successful candidate must possess a strong record of activity in ASEE or the educational activities of another professional society. The candidate’s contribution to the profession should include at least three of the following:

  1. Participation in the development of courses or curricula;
  2. Development of teaching equipment or development of a broader application of teaching equipment previously developed;
  3. Contribution to the improvement of laboratories or other facilities;
  4. Development or authorship of instructional materials or a text that enhances the student learning process;
  5. Publication of original work, through any medium, that enhances the engineering education process or adds to the literature on teaching methodologies;
  6. Service as a mentor to other teaching faculty or participation in seminars and workshops focused on helping other teachers improve their classroom effectiveness.

Documentation

Applications must include evidence of outstanding classroom performance using regular course evaluations and individual letters of recommendation from current and former students. The application may also include any other documentation necessary to demonstrate the candidate’s qualifications for this award. Documentation related to the award criteria should not exceed a total of ten pages, excluding the curriculum vita. The nomination package should consist of the following:

  1. A fifty-word biography that is suitable for reading at the Awards Banquet.
  2. Candidate’s statement (no more than 500 words) regarding their teaching philosophy.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from students or past students.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from faculty, administration (department head and/or dean and/or chief academic officer responsible for engineering or engineering technology), or industry peers.
  5. Students’ regular course evaluations.
  6. Current curriculum vita or resume.

Deadlines

Nominations will be accepted through February 6th, 2023.

Submission

The nomination package should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (.pdf) or a compressed folder (.zip) to the Section’s Vice President for Awards and Recognition:

Rami Haddad, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Southern University
Email: rhaddad@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: 912-478-8582

Award Winners

Outstanding New Teacher Award Winners

2000 — Sarah L. Gassman, University of South Carolina
2001 — Chang-Yu Wu, University of Florida
2002 — Jeff Frolik, Tennessee Technological University
2003 — David Dampier, Mississippi State University
2004 — Lisa Bullard, North Carolina State University
2005 — Kevin Bower, The Citadel
2006 — Charles B. Bott, Virginia Military Institute
2007 — Zhaoxian Zhou, University of Southern Mississippi
2008 — Juan Caicedo, University of South Carolina
2009 — Omar Elkeelany, Tennessee Technological University
2010 — Tanya Kungerger, Florida Gulf Coast University
2011 — Joseph DeCarolis, North Carolina State University
2012 — Amir H. Behzadan, University of Central Florida
2014 — Matthew Cooper, North Carolina State University
2015 — Mary Katherine Watson, The Citadel
2016 — Alta Knizley, Mississippi State
2017 — Kevin Skenes, The Citadel
2018 — Patrick Bass, The Citadel
2019 — Stephanie Jorgensen, Tennessee Technological University
2020 — Timothy A. Wood, The Citadel
2021 — Rebekah D. Burke, The Citadel

Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award Winners

2003 — Ali Rahrooh, University of Central Florida
2004 — J. Wesley Hines, University of Tennessee
2005 — Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Technological University
2007 — Guoqing Zhou, Old Dominion University
2008 — Henri Gavin, Duke University
2009 — Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University
2010 — Darris White, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2011 — Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University
2012 — Philip T. McCreanor, Mercer University
2013 — Lisa Bullard, North Carolina State University
2014 — Priya Goeser, Armstrong Atlantic State University
2015 — Sandra Eksioglu, Clemson University
2016 — Salil Desai, North Carolina A&T State University
2017 — Monika Bubacz, The Citadel
2018 — Anna Howard, North Carolina State University
2019 — J. Robby Sanders, Tennessee Technological University
2020 — Leslie Strawderman, Mississippi State University
2021 — Matthew Cooper, North Carolina State University

Outstanding Teaching Award Winners

1998 — Jessica O. Matson, University of Alabama
1999 — Joey K. Parker, University of Alabama
2000 — Douglas E. Hirt, Clemson University
2001 — Michael Petrou, University of South Carolina
2002 — Rolf E. Hummel, University of Florida
2003 — Richard Denning, University of Central Florida
2004 — Rebecca Toghiani, Mississippi State University
2005 — Don H. Morris, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
2006 — Peter W. Hoadley, Virginia Military Institute
2007 — Michael Meadows, University of South Carolina
2008 — Don Visco, Tennessee Technological University
2009 — Aaron K. Ball, Western Carolina University
2010 — Autur Kaw, University of South Florida
2011 — David Silverstein, University of Kentucky
2012 — Tanya Kunberger, Florida Gulf Coast University
2013 — Elliot Douglas, University of Florida
2014 — David A. Dampier, Mississippi State University
2015 — Timothy Foutz, University of Georgia
2016 — Mohammad Gabr, NC State University
2017 — Jason Howison, The Citadel
2018 — Anna Howard, North Carolina State University
2019 — Simon Ghanat, The Citadel
2020 — Ann Saterbak, Duke University
2021 — Lisa G. Huettel, Duke Unversity