Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Teaching Awards were established in 1994 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the University. These awards are presented annually to a member of the faculty of each of the constituent institutions of the University.

2020 Teaching Awards

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina's public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees at each institution and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs. This year marks the 26th anniversary of this prestigious award. Established by the Board in 1993 to highlight the importance of teaching, the award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of faculty members System-wide.

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2019 Teaching Awards

  • Mr. Jason Miller Sustainable Technology - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500
  • Dr. Holly Hirst - Mathematical Sciences - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500
  • Dr. Timothy Smith - Anthropology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Ms. Lillian Nave - University College - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Peter Nelsen - Leadership/Educational Studies - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Alecia Jackson - Leadership/Educational Studies - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Kennard Brackney - Accounting - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2018 Teaching Awards

  • Joseph Gonzalez, Gender/Global Studies - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500 award
  • William Anderson, Geology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
  • Katrina Palmer, Mathematical Sciences - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Susan Staub, English - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Thomas Whyte, Anthropology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Richard Pouder, Business Management - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Gabriele Casale, Geology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2016 Teaching Awards

  • Dr. Lisa Runner – School of Music - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500 award
  • Dr. Lisa McAnulty - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
  • Dr.  Anita Kitchens - Mathematical Sciences - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Gregory Rhoads – Mathematical Sciences - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Eric Rabinowitz - Recreation Management and Physical Education - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Nancy Bargerstock – HayesSchool of Music - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2014 Teaching Awards

Dr. Tim Heulsman – Psychology - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500 award
Dr. David Jason Miller - Technology & Environmental Design - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
Dr. Mark Bradbury - MPA Program- Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
Dr. John Dawson – Economics- Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
Dr. William Harbinson - Hayes School of Music- Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
Dr. Cameron Lippard – Sociology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
Dr. Stephanie West - Health, Leisure & Exercise Science- Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2017 Teaching Awards

  • Tracy Smith - Curriculum & Instruction - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500 award
  • Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce - Geology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
  • Vicky Klima - Mathematical Sciences  - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Leslie Bradbury - Curriculum & Instruction - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • J. Scott Townsend - Recreation Management - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Saskia van de Gevel - Geography - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Marie Hoepfl - Sustainable Technology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2015 Teaching Awards

  • Dr. Jennifer Burris – Physics and Astronomy - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $12,500 award
  • Dr. Catherine Fountain - Foreign Languages - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
  • Dr, Shawn Bergman – Psychology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Kevin Zwetsloot – Exercise Science - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. James Stokes - Hayes School of Music - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Christopher Bartel – Philosophy & Religion - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Kristina Groover – English - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

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2013 Teaching Awards

  • Dr. Scott Hunsinger - Computer Information Systems - Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching - $7,500 award
  • Dr. Joy James - Health, Leisure and Exercise Science - Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award - $1,500 award
  • Dr. Kevin Kennedy - Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Ray Miller - Theatre and Dance - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Liz Rose - Hayes School of Music - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Laurie Semmes - Hayes School of Music - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000
  • Dr. Ray Williams - Biology - Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award - $1,000

See full list of 2013 Teaching Award Winners