Stetson University

Faculty Awards

William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching

In 1974, under John E. Johns' presidency, Stetson University established the McEniry Award to honor the memory of former dean of the university, William Hugh McEniry, who was credited with providing academic leadership for the university in the post-World War II era. Specifically, he was cited for his instrumental role in restructuring the curriculum, for strengthening the faculty and academic standards, and for elevating the prestige of the university.

McEniry was born in Bessemer, Ala., in 1916. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1937 from Birmingham Southern College, his master's degree in 1940 from Vanderbilt University and his doctorate in 1942 from Vanderbilt University. He came to Stetson University in 1940 as an assistant professor of English. While at Stetson University, McEniry served as chair of the English department and humanities division, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and acting dean and later dean of the university. McEniry left Stetson University in 1967 to accept a position as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he remained until his death in 1974. J. Ollie Edmunds, president of Stetson University during Dr. McEniry's years at Stetson, lauded him as one of the finest academic administrators the university has ever had. It was upon his death that President Johns established the McEniry Award as a specified, endowed grant from an anonymous fund. Considered the university's most prestigious award, it is based on "the highest attainment of teaching excellence as personified by Dean McEniry."

Recipients of the award must be full-time faculty members on the DeLand campus as defined by the Faculty Senate Bylaws. No one can receive the award twice within a six-year period. Excellence in classroom teaching is the primary criterion, though other factors, such as intellectual growth, professional competency, academic activities outside the classroom and service to students and the university as a whole may be considered.

Recipients

  • 2014 - Eric Kurlander, Ph.D.; professor of history
  • 2013 - Harry Price, Ph.D.; associate professor of chemistry
  • 2012 - Terry Farrell, Ph.D.; professor of biology
  • 2011 - Camille King, Ph.D.; associate professor of psychology
  • 2010 - Monique Forte, Ph.D.; professor of management
  • 2009 - Noel Painter, Ph.D.; associate professor of music; associate dean of the School of Music
  • 2008 - Michael S. King, Ph.D.; professor of biology
  • 2007 - Eugene Huskey, Ph.D.; professor of political science
  • 2006 - John Rasp, Ph.D.; associate professor of decision and information sciences
  • 2005 - Michele S. Skelton, Ph.D.; associate professor of integrative health science and sport management
  • 2004 - John Pearson, Ph.D.; professor of English
  • 2003 - Gregory McCann, Ph.D.; associate professor of business law
  • 2002 - Phillip Lucas, Ph.D.; associate professor of religious studies
  • 2001 - Robert Sitler, Ph.D.; associate professor of modern languages and literatures
  • 2000 - Terri Witek, Ph.D.; associate professor of English
  • 1999 - David L. Dysart, Ph.D.; associate professor of modern languages and literatures
  • 1998 - Ranjini Thaver, Ph.D.; associate professor of economics
  • 1997 - Betty Thorne, Ph.D.; professor of business
  • 1996 - Leonard Nance, Ph.D.; associate professor of sociology
  • 1995 - Michael Rickman, Ph.D.; professor of music
  • 1994 - Gareth Williams, Ph.D.; professor of mathematics and computer science
  • 1993 - Wayne Dickson, Ph.D.; professor of English and humanities
  • 1992 - Michael Raymond, Ph.D.; professor of English
  • 1991 - Paul T. Langston, Ph.D.; professor of music
  • 1990 - David Nylen, Ph.D.; professor of marketing
  • 1989 - Donald Musser, Ph.D.; professor of religious studies
  • 1988 - Dennis Kletzing, Ph.D.; professor of mathematics
  • 1987 - John Booth, Ph.D.; associate professor of economics
  • 1986 - Kevin O'Keefe, Ph.D.; professor of history
  • 1985 - Ellen Smith, Ph.D.; professor of English
  • 1984 - Gary Maris, Ph.D.; professor of political science
  • 1983 - Richard B. Morland, Ph.D.; professor of education
  • 1982 - James DeLap, Ph.D.; professor of chemistry
  • 1981 - John Hague, Ph.D.; professor of American studies
  • 1980 - Carter Colwell, Ph.D.; professor of English
  • 1979 - Paul Steeves, Ph.D.; professor of history
  • 1978 - Joseph Master, professor of accounting
  • 1977 - Robert Fort, Ph.D.; professor of music
  • 1976 - Kathleen Johnson, Ph.D.; professor of humanities
  • 1975 - Marc Lovelace, Ph.D.; professor of history

The Branton Excellence in Teaching Award

Awarded to faculty in the College of Law for outstanding teaching inside and outside the classroom.

Recipients

  • 2014 - Lee A. Coppock
  • 2013 - Mark Bauer
  • 2012 - Jeffrey J. Minneti and Tishia A. Dunham

The John Hague Teaching Award

Established in 2007 and named in honor of John Hague, professor emeritus of American studies, this award celebrates Stetson University's tradition of excellence in teaching the liberal arts and sciences and our devotion to scholarship, morality and friendship, the guiding principles of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honorary society. A widely admired teacher, scholar and academic leader, Professor Hague led Stetson University's application to earn a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1982, the first chapter established at a private university in Florida.

Recipients

  • 2014 - Michael Denner; associate professor of russian studies
  • 2013 - Kimberly Flint-Hamilton; professor of sociology and anthropology
  • 2012 - Gene Huskey; professor of political science

Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship

Given for outstanding works of scholarship and contributions to the enhancement of the academic reputation of the College of Law.

Recipients

  • 2014 - Ciara Torres-Spelliscy; professor of law
  • 2013 - Timothy S. Kaye; professor of law
  • 2012 - Louis J. Virelli, III; associate professor of law

Hand Awards

Recipients of the Hand Award for Scholarship, Creative, Active and Professional Service

  • 2013 - 2014 - Rajni Shankar-Brown, Alicia Schultheis and Timothy Peter
  • 2012 - 2013 - Mark Powell and Michael Rickman
  • 2011 - 2012 - Joel Davis and John York
  • 2010 - 2011 - Tony Abbott and Paul Croce
  • 2009 - 2010 - Kirsten Work, Greg McCann and Stephen Robinson
  • 2008 - 2009 - Vince Brenner and Terri Witek
  • 2007 - 2008 - Tom Farrell, Alan Raines and Matt Roberts
  • 2006 - 2007 - Cyriaco Lopes and Phillip Lucas
  • 2005 - 2006 - Gene Huskey, Jamil Khader and Eric Kurlander
  • 2004 - 2005 - Hala ElAarag, George Glander and Mary Pollock
  • 2003 - 2004 - Roberta Favis, Jennifer Foo and Camile King
  • 2002 - 2003 - Gary Bolding, Michael Denner and Stuart Michelson
  • 2001 - 2002 - Carolyn Mueller, Michael Raymond and John Schorr
  • 2000 - 2001 - Finnegan Alford-Cooper, Karen Kaivola and Ann Small
  • 1999 - 2000 - John Pearson, Peter May and Mercedes Tichenor
  • 1998 - 1999 - Nancy Vosburg, Tandy Grubbs and Paul Jerome Croce

Recipients of the Hand Community Impact Award

  • 2012 - 2013 - Robert Sitler
  • 2011 - 2012 - Anne Hallum
  • 2010 - 2011 - Jamil Khader
  • 2009 - 2010 - Kandy Queen-Sutherland
  • 2008 - 2009 - Dan Hale
  • 2007 - 2008 - Ranjini Thaver
  • 2006 - 2007 - Donald Musser
  • 2005 - 2006 - Neal Long
  • 2004 - 2005 - No Nominees
  • 2003 - 2004 - Mitchell Reddish
  • 2002 - 2003 - Gary Maris
  • 2001 - 2002 - Leonard Nance
  • 2000 - 2001 - Jane Bradford
  • 1999 - 2000 - Anne Hallum
  • 1998 - 1999 - T. Wayne Bailey

Recipients of the Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Research

  • 2012 - 2013 - Ellen Podgor, professor of law
  • 2011 - 2012 - Luz Nagle, professor of law

Recipients of the Hand Award

  • 1997 - 1998 - Mitchell Reddish, Bobby Adams and Michael King
  • 1996 - 1997 - Kari Juusela and Rusty Witek
  • 1995 - 1996 - Kevin Riggs and Randall Hansen
  • 1994 - 1995 - Dan Hale, Phillip Lucas and Susan Ryan
  • 1993 - 1994 - Mark Young and Terri Witek
  • 1992 - 1993 - Paul Langston, Donald Musser and Terence Farrell
  • 1991 - 1992 - Gary Bolding and Gene Huskey
  • 1990 - 1991 - Robert Perkins, John Rasp and Stephen Robinson
  • 1989 - 1990 - Gareth Williams and Michael Rickman
  • 1988 - 1989 - Paul Steeves and Nick Maddox
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