COLA Faculty Win UTA Teaching Awards

Several College of Liberal Arts faculty members will be honored May 5 at the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates.


Associate Professor Alicia Rueda-Acedo (Modern Languages), who is also director of the B.A. in Spanish Translation, has been named to the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Inaugurated in 1996, the Academy is comprised of tenured UTA faculty “who have been selected for membership for their outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to inspire and motivate students,” according to the group’s website.


Lecturer Alicia Soueid (Modern Languages) has been awarded the William S. Ward Endowment Award, which honors the life and contributions of UT Arlington faculty member Bill Ward. The prize recognizes a non-tenure track faculty member “with an exemplary work ethic, who loves working with students, and who makes a significant impact on enhancing the goals of the University.”


Senior Lecturer Sabine Harvey (Modern Languages), coordinator of German Studies, will receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award honors “non-tenure track instructors who have demonstrated a record of excellence in teaching, strong personal commitment to students, and the ability to motivate, challenge, and inspire.”


Assistant Professor Naomi Cleghorn (Anthropology) will receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Untenured Category) for her work in the classroom and mentoring graduate students.

The Spring Meeting is slated for 4 p.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E. H. Hereford University Center.

For more information on previous award winners, visit the College of Liberal Arts’ website.


 (Story by James Dunning/COLA Communications,

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