Provost Names Outstanding Teachers

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Photo of Left to right front row, Jeffrey Peters, Penny Miller and Yolanda Pierce; back row, left to right, Daniel Richardson, Joe Sanders, Chad Morris, Jamshed Kanga and Provost Michael T. Nietzel.
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Left to right front row, Jeffrey Peters, Penny Miller and Yolanda Pierce; back row, left to right, Daniel Richardson, Joe Sanders, Chad Morris, Jamshed Kanga and Provost Michael T. Nietzel.

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UK Provost Michael T. Nietzel said the teaching awards showcase the “qualities of dedication, imagination, creativity, inspiration and concern for students that these UK faculty possess.”

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2004) -- The 2004 Provost Awards for Outstanding Teaching were presented today to four tenured faculty members, one non-tenured faculty member, and two teaching assistants.

UK Provost Michael T. Nietzel said the teaching awards showcase the “qualities of dedication, imagination, creativity, inspiration and concern for students that these UK faculty possess.”

Tenured faculty members who will receive $5,000 awards are Jamshed Kanga, professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology in the College of Medicine; Penny Miller, associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences; Daniel Richardson, professor of physiology in the College of Medicine; and Jeffrey Peters, associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Receiving $3,500 for being named the outstanding non-tenured faculty member is Yolanda Pierce, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Teaching assistants who will receive $1,000 awards are Chad Morris, Department of Anthropology, and Joe Sanders, English department, both in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The UK awards for outstanding teaching have been presented since 1990.


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