Mike Campbell, Regents Professor of History, received the UNT Foundation’s Eminent Faculty Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching and service and has served as an inspiration to the campus community.
Professor Campbell, known as a distinguished scholar and caring professional, specializes in the history of the South and Texas. Widely published, Campbell's works include ten seminal books, nine book chapters, and over 34 refereed journal articles. Contemporary historians draw upon his scholarship for their own teaching and research. Campbell's 46 years at UNT demonstrate his teaching excellence and commitment to students. Richard McCaslin, a former student, who is a university history professor and department chair, attests to the lasting impression Campbell makes on his students.
"I am in a good position to comment on the high quality of his research, the inspiration he provides his students, and his outstanding leadership in the profession," says McCaslin. "Campbell is without a doubt the leading historian of Texas and one of a handful of top historians of the South. He is a model of how to best serve and to lead other historians in the profession."
Professor Campbell receives a one-time $15,000 cash prize and a commemorative medallion. He also receives a bronze eagle sculpture, which will rotate to the next eminent faculty award winner in 2014. Congratulations to Professor Mike Campbell and to all of UNT's 2013 faculty award recipients listed below.
Visit 2013 Award Winners to see a complete list of faculty recipients.