Piper Professors

Minnie Stevens Piper Professors

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation states that it established this prestigious statewide award in 1958 to "seek out the well-rounded, outgoing teacher, devoted to the profession, who has made special impact on his students and the community."   Each May the Foundation selects only 10 winners out of all two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Texas.  Each "Piper Professor" designation comes with a certificate, gold pin, and a $5000 award. UTEP’s internal review process to select its annual nominee is currently coordinated by the Faculty Senate's Teaching Effectiveness and Development Committee.

2012

Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey, Chemistry and Environmental Science

 

2010

Lawrence Eugene Murr, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 

2009

James E. Becvar, Chemistry

 

2006

Stephen W. Stafford, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 

2003

Kathleen A. Staudt, Political Science

2003

Nancy Crook Marcus, Mathematical Sciences

2000

Patricia Adkins Ainsa, Teacher Education

1995

William Doyle Smith, Economics and Finance

 

EARLIER WINNERS 

 

1980

Joan Phelan Quarm, English

 

1971

Charles Leland Sonnichsen, English

 

1970

Clyde R. Nichols, Electrical Engineering

 

1966 

Anton H. Berkman, Biological Sciences

(Texas Western College)

 

1961

Cecil C. Crawford, Philosophy

(Texas Western College)