J.H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award


This annual award, named for UNT alumnus Joe Houston Shelton, recognizes full-time faculty members for a record of outstanding teaching at the University of North Texas for at least a five year period.  The recipient of this honor will receive a $1,500 award to be presented at the Salute to Faculty Excellence Dinner and Ceremony in the fall.

Selection Process/Eligibility

All full-time faculty members with at least five years of UNT teaching experience are eligible, but previous recipients of the award are not eligible for nomination for five years following the receipt of this award, in order to allow the committee opportunity to recognize our many high achieving teachers at UNT.  Faculty may be nominated by the Personal Affairs Committee (PAC) of a department, division, school, or college or by any self-constituted committee of three or more tenure/tenure-track faculty members, and by students.

Nominations can be made by sending an email to the Faculty Senate Awards Committee at FacultySenate@unt.edu with the name and contact information of the nominee.  Please confirm with the nominee that he/she is willing to apply for the award before submitting his/her name for consideration.  Deadline for nominations are in February.

Complete application packets should be submitted in PDF format to the Faculty Senate Awards at FacultySenate@unt.edu.

Past Recipients

Year Faculty Member Department
2014 Jacqueline Vanhoutte English
2013 Robert Upchurch English
2012 Carol Wickstrom Teacher Education and Administration
2011 Nicole Smith English
2010 Henry Ellis History
2009 Lyndal Bullock Marketing and Logistics
2008 Karen Weiller-Abels Kinesiology/Health/Recreation
2007 Margie Tieslau Economics