04/09/2014 10:54 AM
BATON ROUGE – The recipients of the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards were announced
by the league office on Wednesday, April 9, and Mark Batzer, LSU Boyd Professor and
Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor, was selected from LSU. These annual
awards recognize a faculty member from every SEC university who demonstrates outstanding
records of teaching, research and scholarship.
To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher
or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC
university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and a record of scholarship that
is recognized nationally and/or internationally.
“The 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners are some of our nation’s most accomplished
instructors, researchers and scholars,” said Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University
and president of the Southeastern Conference. “It is my great pleasure to preside
over an intercollegiate athletics conference that not only recognizes their work,
but strives to support it as well.”
SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern
Conference and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the
Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year, to be named later this month, receives
an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the SEC Spring Meetings
in May and the SEC Symposium in September.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, “These 14 professors positively represent the breadth
and depth of education in the Southeastern Conference, and I want to congratulate
each of them. The commitment to their students, universities and communities is truly
Selected by a committee of SEC provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards and the
SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern
Conference, which sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs
and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member universities.
Below is the full list of the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipients:
Using its SECU academic initiative, the Southeastern Conference sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its fourteen member universities. The goals of the SECU initiative include highlighting the endeavors and achievements of SEC faculty and universities; advancing the merit and reputation of SEC universities outside of the traditional SEC region; identifying and preparing future leaders for high-level service in academia; increasing the amount and type of education abroad opportunities available to SEC students; and providing opportunities for collaboration among SEC university personnel.
For more information, visit http://www.thesecu.com.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014