2012 Teaching Excellence Awards
Dr. Clint Richardson: College of Science and Mathematics Dr. Clint Richardson joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2002 after receiving a doctorate in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Angelo State University in 1993. His specialization is in complex analysis and geometric function theory. Over the past 10 years, he has supervised one master's thesis and served on the thesis committees of seventeen other master's students in fields including applied mathematics, real and complex analysis, topology, algebra, and geographic spatial analysis.
Dr. Erin Brown: Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture Dr. Erin Brown joined the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture in 2005 after receiving a doctorate in animal nutrition from Texas A&M University. She received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in dairy nutrition from Michigan State University. She teaches classes in animal science, livestock production and animal nutrition at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research at SFA has focused on minimizing stress in livestock at the time of weaning.
Lauren McAdams Selden: School of Art, College of Fine Arts Mrs. Lauren McAdams Selden joined the School of Art at SFA in Fall 2008, teaching classes to graduate and undergraduate students in metalworking & jewelry, three-dimensional design, and graduate seminar. Selden received her BFA from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and her terminal MFA degree from Arizona State University. Her artwork has exhibited in various states across the nation and has been published in Lark Books' 500 Metal Vessels and 500 Wedding Rings. Since August of 2011, she has had three solo exhibitions and has been featured in three juried exhibitions.
Dr. Heather Olson Beal: James I. Perkins College of Education Heather K. Olson Beal joined the Perkins College of Education in 2008 after receiving a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Louisiana State University, a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Spanish from Texas A & M University. Heather teaches courses in curriculum, instruction, and diversity and researches school choice, second language education, and the educational experiences of immigrant students. Heather has three children who regularly supply her with new comedic material to share with her students.
Dr. Betty S. Johnson: Nelson Rusche College of Business Dr. Betty S. Johnson joined the SFASU faculty in 1986. She served as Chair of the Department of General Business for twenty years. In 2006, she returned to full-time teaching. Since then she has taught business communication courses at the sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate levels. During this time, Betty also served as the Executive Director of the Association for Business Communication, bringing the international headquarters of this professional association to the SFA campus. Betty received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Arkansas State University and her doctorate from The University of Arkansas.
Dr. Louise E. Stoehr: College of Liberal and Applied Arts Dr. Louise E. Stoehr joined the Department of Modern Languages as Director of the Language Resource Center in 1999. Tasked with reviving German at SFA in 2006, she was appointed assistant professor of German in 2008. After working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as translator and database specialist, she completed her Ph.D. in German at UT Austin. Her research in pedagogy, applied linguistics, and language technology enabled her to design a web site to replace the traditional textbook in her classes. Dr. Stoehr has also co-led study-abroad trips and brought speakers from Germany to SFA.
Outstanding University Adjunct Faculty Member
Kimberly Squyres: Outstanding University Adjunct Faculty Member Kimberly Squyres earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and a master's degree in communication from SFA, and began teaching at SFA in 2010. She teaches public speaking and debate in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Communication, but has also taught journalism and public relations. She is the university's debate coach, has served as faculty advisor for the Society of Professional Journalists and Real Talk, and is a member of Omicrom Delta Kappa and Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.