Faculty Development

Academic Affairs Division

Teaching and Learning Centers Program Spotlight


2020 Regents’ Award Winners

December 13, 2019

USG’s Office of Faculty Development is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Regent’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Winners of the Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Award, the Online Teaching Award, and of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award will be honored at the annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala on February 21, 2020. Winners of the Momentum and Program Awards will be honored at an upcoming Board of Regents meeting.

These prestigious awards represent the USG’s highest recognition for teaching and advising, and illustrate our commitment to ensuring academic excellence for the citizens of Georgia. Please join us in congratulating these exceptional individuals and programs.

2020 Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Award

State Colleges
Marina G. Smitherman
Dalton State College

State Universities
Hasitha Mahabaduge
Georgia College and State University

Research and Comprehensive Universities
Don Webster
Georgia Institute of Technology

Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching

David Glassmeyer
Kennesaw State University

Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Ashok Goel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Kimberly Shaw
Columbus State University

Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Department or Program

EETI, Engineering Education Transformations Institute
University of Georgia

Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curricular Innovation

Freshman Math Program
University of West Georgia

Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Success

CSU Advise
Columbus State University

Further, all Regents’ Award nominees and winners will be invited to submit a best practices piece that highlights student engagement in their face-to-face or online classroom. These essays will go through a double-blind peer review process, and those that are accepted will be published in Volume 2 of Engaged Student Learning: Essays on Best Practices in the University System of Georgia. You can see Volume 1 at www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/engaged_student_learning.

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