Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized dozens of outstanding faculty at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized dozens of outstanding faculty at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence.

Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized dozens of outstanding faculty at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Brown and Williamson Club.

“We have a great faculty – a truly amazing faculty – at the University of Louisville,” Pinto said. “We have a faculty who excel in teaching, service, scholarship, research, and creative activity. You are a faculty who care. You are a faculty who raise the bar for all of us as a university.”

The award winners included:

Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Paul Griner, English

Rich Lamont, Dental-Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Jeffrey Valentine, Counseling and Human Development

Distinguished Faculty Award in Service

Vicki Hines-Martin, Nursing Education

David Richardson, Surgery

Krzysztof Wolek, Music

Jean Wolph, Middle and Secondary Education 

Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching

Mark Austin, Sociology 

Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Anatomical Science/Neurobiology 

Penny Howell, Middle and Secondary Education 

Heather Mitchell, Nursing Education 

Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

Derrick Brooms, Sociology 

Community Engagement Faculty Award

Mary-Beth Coty, Nursing Education 

Carol Hanchette, Geography/Geosciences

Carlee Lehna, Nursing Education 

John Myers, Pediatrics 

Paul Weber Departmental Excellence in Teaching Awards

Middle and Secondary Education

Distinguished University Scholar

Jan Potempa, Dental-Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases 

Endowed Faculty

Michael Foster

Michele Foster

Sean Francis

Christian Furman

Eyas Hattab

Elizabeth Jones

Donghan Lee

Gilbert Liu

Joseph Neimat

Dan Popa

Jesse Wright

Patents and Licenses

Amir Amini

Roberto Bolli

Michael Bousamra

Donald Demuth

Neal Dunlap

Ayman El-Baz

Xiao-An Fu

Guruprasad Giridharan

Ronald Gregg

Gerald Hammond

Susan Harkema

Jeffrey Hieb

James Hoying

Kurtis James

Kyung Kang

Henry Kaplan

Steven Koenig

Magdalena Kucia

Chi Li

Frederick Luzzio

Mary Nan Mallory

Nobuyuki Matoba

Curtis McKenna

Shamus McNamara

Robert Mitchell

Michael Nantz

Janina Ratajczak

Mariusz Ratajczak

Haval Shirwan

Michael Sobieski

John Trent

Victor van Berkel

Michael Voor

Kevin Walsh

Stuart Williams II

Shiao Woo

Bo Xu

Esma Yolcu

More photos from the event are available here

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John Drees is a 32-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As senior associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.