Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Excellence Awards

Teaching Excellence Awards Committee (2017/2018)


Appointed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and consisting of one faculty member from each of the undergraduate colleges, recommended by the academic deans. Two representatives from the Center for Teaching and Learning will serve in ex-officio positions and provide committee support.


The Center for Teaching and Learning will convene the first meeting of the academic year. A Chair will then elected by the committee at the first meeting.




To promote the recognition and celebration of teaching excellence at SFASU. Specifically, the committee will plan and coordinate the annual SFASU Teaching Excellence Awards Convocation and recognition dinner for award winners. Planning will include communication of criteria and dates with the college deans so that each college chooses a winner in a timely manner, campus-wide communication about the convocation, invitations for the event, arrangements (room, food and entertainment) for the convocation and the dinner, and coordination of presentations at the convocation. The Center for Teaching and Learning will serve as the coordinating entity for the committee and TEAC events.

TEAC Committee Members

Name Title Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Dr. Jeff Roth Assistant Professor Social & Cultural Analysis 2016/2017
Dr. Chris Sams Assistant Professor English 2018/2019
Dr. Marsha Bayless Professor Business Communication & Legal Studies 2017/2018
Dr. Heather Olson Beal Assistant Professor Secondary Education 2016/2017
Dr. Josephine Taylor Professor Biology 2016/2017
Dr. Joey Bray Professor Agriculture 2017/2018
Dr. Yanli Zhang Assistant Professor Forestry 2017/2018
Mr. Neal Cox
Associate Professor Art 2017/2018
Mr. Jonathan Helmke Librarian Library 2016/2017

Center for Teaching and Learning Representatives

Name Title Dept/College/Office
Ms. Mary Smith Interim Director Center for Teaching and Learning
Mrs. Megan Weatherly Instructional Designer Center for Teaching and Learning