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Ten Faculty Members Honored with 2011 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
The 2011 recipients of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence were announced Friday, Oct. 7, during the University Faculty Conference. The award, named in honor of Pepperdine's fifth president who served the University as teacher and administrator for almost 30 years, is given to full-time faculty members each year in recognition of their distinguished record of teaching excellence.
President Andrew K. Benton and Provost Darryl Tippens presented the awards with Jay Brewster, chair of the Howard A. White committee, during the conference luncheon. The awards are divided into two categories. Category one consists of full-time faculty members who have served at Pepperdine for more than six years or who are tenured. Their award includes a $3,000 stipend. Category two consists of full-time faculty who have served Pepperdine less than six years and who are not tenured. Their award includes a $2,000 stipend.
(L-R) Naomi Goodno, Agus Harjoto,
The 2011 honorees in category one are Charla Griffy-Brown, Graziadio School professor of information systems and technology management, and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence; Angela Hawken, SPP associate professor of public policy; Barbara Ingram, GSEP professor of psychology; Robert B. Lloyd, associate professor of international relations at Seaver College; Linda G. Polin, GSEP professor of education and Davidson Endowed Professor; Robert Sexton, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Seaver College; and Peter T. Wendel, professor of law at the School of Law.
(L-R) Linda Polin, Barbara Ingram,
John Mason Marshall
The 2011 honorees in category two are Naomi Goodno, associate professor of law at the School of Law; Maretno Agus Harjoto, Graziadio School assistant professor of finance; and Mason Marshall, assistant professor of philosophy at Seaver College.
The Committee for Teaching Excellence coordinated the selection process. The members of the committee identified twenty finalists for the award based upon their review of the hundreds of nominations submitted by alumni, students, faculty, and staff. The recipients were selected after consideration of additional information submitted by and about each of the finalists.
During a career at Pepperdine that spanned almost 30 years, Howard A. White served as a history professor, a respected scholar, a gifted administrator, and a faithful steward of the University's mission. His life's work at Pepperdine as a teacher, scholar, and administrator exemplifies the commitment of the University and its faculty to students and to teaching and learning.