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Professor with Distinction Recipients

2019-2020 Professor with Distinction

Nominations for the 2019-2020 Professor with Distinction will open on February 18. The recipient of the award will be announced during Spring 2019 Commencement.

Dr. Laurie Smith
2018-2019 Professor with Distinction Recipient

Professor of Sociology, '91
Chair of Department of Behavioral Sciences, and Interim Dean of School of Natural and Social Sciences
B.A., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; M.A. Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Lynn New
2017-2018 Professor with Distinction Recipient

Professor of Psychology, '86-'18
Dean of the School of Natural & Social Sciences
B.S., Texas A&M University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. John Sargent
2016-2017 Professor with Distinction Recipient

Professor of Teacher Education, '03
Dean of the School of Education
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.S., Binghamton University; Ed.D., Louisiana Tech University

2015-2016 Professor with Distinction Recipients

Dr. Stan Coppinger

Professor of English, '10-'15
B.A. Biola University, M.A. Tarleton State University, Ph.D. Baylor University

Dr. Donna Dooley

Professor of Teacher Education and Dean of School of Education, ’98-'15
B.A., M.S., Ed.D., Louisiana Tech University

Dr. Bill Mills

Professor of Computer Science, ’84
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., East Texas State University; additional graduate study at University of Utah 
and Utah State University

2014-2015 Professor with Distinction Recipients

Dr. Roy G. Darville

Professor of Biology and Chair of Department of Biology and Chemistry, ’83
B.S., M.S., Lamar University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; additional graduate study at
the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and University of South Bohemia

Dr. Marty S. Warren

Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Department of Mathematics, ’92
B. A., M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Cassandra M. Falke

Associate Professor of English, ’06-'14
B.A., University of Georgia; M.L.A., St. John’s College; Ph.D., University of York