Annual Faculty Award
The 2014 AFA was awarded to Professor J. Dennis Huston of Rice University. Professor Huston is professor of English where he has taught since 1969 and is a founding faculty member of Rice’s Master of Liberal Studies program and has been teaching in it since its inception in 2005. His courses meld the disciplines of writing, literature, film, speech, and communications and include Public Speaking, Shakespeare and Film, Modern Drama on Film and in Performance, and The Shaping of Western Thought.
His teaching has brought him press in Newsweek, The Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News. Dr. Huston has won a number of awards for his mentorship and teaching excellence including the Rice University Graduate Association Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2009. Other awards include a number of George R. Brown teaching awards, the Nicholas Salgo Teaching Prize and he received the 1990 Professor of the Year award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation. In 1990, Houston Metropolitan magazine named him one of the Ninety Best Things About Houston!
The AGLSP is proud to present the 2014 Faculty Award to Dr. Huston and most grateful to Rice University for nominating him!
Nominations for the 2015 award are now open and we encourage you to submit your nominations. Click here for the 2015 Call for Nominations.
The AGLSP Annual Faculty Award is offered each year by the Association to honor an outstanding faculty member who teaches in a Full Member program. The award was established by the Association’s Board of Directors in 1991 to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the qualities of interdisciplinary, liberal teaching and who have participated significantly in teaching or advising students and/or have actively participated in other faculty service in a Graduate Liberal Studies program.