Teaching Excellence Awards

The Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award was created in 1994 to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching by faculty of the University of North Carolina system. Faculty members of any of the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina System are eligible.

Sustained, distinguished, and superb achievement in university public service and outreach, and contributions to improving the quality of life of the citizens of North Carolina.

The creativity and impact of a nominee's achievements are of a magnitude that greatly exceeds the normal accomplishments of a productive faculty.

In the spirit of CAE's goal to promote the growth of excellence in teaching and learning, we feel it is important to recognize members of the Appalachian community who are actively participating in this culture

Six prestigious faculty members are given the following awards each year:

  • Board of Governors' Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Appalachian's Campus Excellence in Teaching Award

2020 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass
Music Theory and Composition
Hayes School of Music
Jennifer Snodgrass

2019-2020 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Mr. D. Jason Miller
Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
College of Fine and Applied Arts
Mr. D. Jason Miller

2018-2019 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Joe Gonzalez
Global Studies Program
Watauga Residential College and the Honors College
joe gonzalez

2017-2018 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Tracy Smith
Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
tracy smith

2016-2017 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Lisa Runner
Music Education
Hayes School of Music
lisa runner

2015-2016 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Jennifer Burris
Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
jennifer burris

2014-2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Timothy Huelsman
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
timothy huelsman