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2017 Chancellor’s Honors

The Chancellor’s Honors Banquet takes place each spring to recognize students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university for their extraordinary achievements. Congratulations to the following faculty on your awards!

2017 Alumni Outstanding Teacher Awards

  • Malissa Peery, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Mathematics
  • Jeffrey Ringer, Assistant Professor, Department of English

2017 Excellence in Teaching

  • Elizabeth Schussler, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Erin Smith, Senior Lecturer, Department of English

2017 Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award

  • Carolyn Hodges, Professor of German and Director of the Africana Studies Program

2017 Jefferson Prize

  • Michelle Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

2017 L. R. Hesler Award

  • Christopher Craig, Professor, Department of Classics

2017 LGBT Advocate Award

  • Patrick Grzanka, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

2017 Macebearer

  • Michael Handelsman, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

2017 Research and Creative Achievement

  • Todd Freeberg, Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Robert Grzywacz, Professor, Department of Physics and Director, UT–ORNL Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applications

2017 Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise

  • Margaret Lazarus Dean, Professor, Department of English
  • David Jenkins, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Karen Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

2017 Success in Multidisciplinary Research

  • Kelsey Ellis, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

2017 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year

  • Gladys Alexandre, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology