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Faculty Awards


Michael J. Mungo
Distinguished Professor of the Year Award
USC's most prestigious award
Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by USC Columbia students, faculty members, administrators and alumni. A nomination form (PDF) and an individually signed letters including a statement of support should be submitted to the chair of the selection committee at the following address:

Dr. Richard Showman
Department of Biological Sciences
Coker Life Sciences 511
Campus Mail or Columbia, SC 29208
showman@sc.edu

Nominations will be accepted during the fall and spring semesters until February 7, 2014.

Required Materials for Nominee's file:

Nominees are not required to submit any materials. The selection committee composed of students and former winners of the award evaluates the nominations and determines the list of finalists. Members of the selection committee visit the finalists' classes, interview the finalists and the finalists' colleagues, and poll the students in the finalists' classes.

Submission Deadline:

Nominations will be accepted during the fall and spring semesters until February 7, 2014. The selection committee will choose the winner. The winner will be announced at the Spring Faculty Awards Ceremony.

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Information about the Award

This award is given annually to an outstanding teacher in undergraduate courses. Nominations are normally solicited immediately after the beginning of the spring term. Nominations may come from students, faculty members, administrators, and alumni. A selection committee composed of undergraduates and former winners of the award evaluates the nominations and determines the list of finalists. Members of the selection committee visit the finalists' classes, interview the finalists and the finalists' colleagues, and poll the students in the finalists' classes. The winner is announced at the spring general faculty meeting. The winner receives a check and certificate, and the winner's name is engraved on a permanent plaque housed on the main floor of the Thomas Cooper Library.

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Award Recipients

Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award Recipients
2013 Claudia Benitez-Nelson Earth and Ocean Sciences
2012 Milind Kunchur Physics and Astronomy
2011 James S. Cutsinger Religious Studies
2010 Robert Jesselson School of Music
2009

Susan Anderson

Theatre and Dance
2008

Sanjib R. Mishra  

Physics and Astronomy
2007 Thomas Hilbish Biological Sciences
2006 Tangali S. Sudarshan Electrical Engineering
2005 John Larry Durstine Excercise Science, Public Health

Amoco Teaching Award Recipients
2004 James W. Roberts Mathematics
2003 Vincent Van Brunt Engineering and Information Technology
2002 Walter H. Peters Engineering and Information Technology
2001 David P. Sumner Mathematics
2000 John D. Spurrier Statistics
1999 Chaden Djalali Physics and Astronomy
1998 Carolyn B. Matalene English
1997 Richard M. Showman Biological Sciences
1996 Daniel L. Reger Chemistry and Biochemistry
1995 Steven V. Mann B.A.
1994 Nelson, Marilyn German, Slavic
1993 Engle, Randall W. Psychology
1992 Atkinson, Ronald History
1991 Goode, Scott R. Chemistry
1990 Shimp, Terence A. B.A.
1989 Thombs, Lori A. Statistics
1988 Kovacik, Charles P. Geography
1987 Cowart, David G. English
1986 Farach, A. Horacio Physics
1985 Bearden, William O. B.A.
1984 Odom, Jerome Chemistry
1983 Greiner, Donald J. English
1982 Sadik, Farid Pharmacy
1981 Stiver, James Philosophy
1980 Jones, W. Elbert Accounting
1979 Becker, Peter History
1978 Zeltner, Philip Philosophy
1977 French, Harold Religious Studies
1976 Teague, Peyton C. Chemistry
1975 Gardner, John Univ. 101
1974 Dunlap, Benjamin English
1973 Husband, David D. Biology
1972 Borelli, Mary C. Foreign Language
1971 Ashley, Jack English
1970 Beardsley, Edward History
1969 Rempel, Richard History
1968 Batson, Wade Biology
1967 Wesson, William B.A.
1966 Boal, Jan List Math
1965 Ott, Ruby Foreign Language
1964 Strebe, David Math
1963 Foran, William History
1962 Bouknight, Joseph Chemistry
1961 Coolidge, Charles History
1960 Herty, Frank Engineering
1959 Murphy, Eugene Foreign Language
1958 Welsh, John English
1958 Nolan, Edward English
1957 Karesh, Coleman Law

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