FACULTY & STAFF AWARDS

Jean Holloway Award 

The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1970 with an endowment from past Texas Exes president Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean.

It has been supplemented over the years by gifts from Jean’s daughter and her grandchildren. The award is presented annually to teachers from the College of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences who demonstrate a warm spirit, a concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought. They must also show a respect for and understanding of the permanent values of our culture. The award amounts to more than $4,500 annually, and the nomination and selection process is done solely by students. 

The 2020-21 nomination period is now closed. The winner of this year's Jean Holloway Award will be announced in the spring. For questions, please email Thomas Schiefer

2021 Recipient

Amanda Hager

Dr. Amanda Hager

Mathematics

Amanda Hager has been a Longhorn since 2011. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Iowa and worked at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is passionate about liberal arts education, college readiness, faculty welfare, modular origami, and Olympic weightlifting. Learn more

Past Recipients

2020

Stephanie L. Osbakken
BA ’94, Sociology

 

2019

Ashley Farmer
African and African Diaspora Studies

Nace L. Golding
Neuroscience

 

2018

Eric Tang
African and African Diaspora Studies

 

2017

Caroline Faria
Geography

 

2016

Evan Carton
English

 

2015

Leonard Moore
History

 

2014

Karen Grumberg
BA ’97, Middle Eastern Studies

 

2013

Calvin Lin
Computer Science

 

2012

David F. Prindle
Government

 

2011

Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Life Member, Sociology

 

2010

John Wallingford
Biology

 

2009

Alan K. Cline
PhD ’98, Computer Sciences

 

2008

Austin M. Gleeson
Physics

 

2007

Brian King
Geography and Environment

 

2006

Arturo De Lozanne
Biology

 

2005

Alan E. Kessler
Government

 

2004

Thomas Palaima
Classics

 

2003

Mark R.V. Southern
BS ’81, Germanic Studies

 

2002

Howard Miller
BJ ’73, JD ’77, History

 

2001

Brent L. Iverson
Life Member, Chemistry

 

2000

Toyin Falola
History

 

1999

Eric Ansyln
Chemistry

 

1998

John White
Chemistry

 

1997

Henry Dietz
Government

 

1996

Raymond Davis
Chemistry

 

1995

Michael Starbird
Mathematics

 

1994

Mia Carter
English

 

1993

David A. Laude
Chemistry

 

1992

Melvin E. L. Oakes
Physics

 

1991

George Forgie
History

 

1990

Jerome Bump
English

 

1989

Alan Campion
Chemistry

 

1988

George Wright
History

 

1987

Mary Baker
French

 

1986

Charles Holahan
Psychology

 

1985

David Francis
Classics

 

1984

Norman Farmer
English

 

1983

Betty Sue Flowers
BA ’69, MA ’70, Life Member, English

 

1982

Patricia Kruppa
History

 

1981

John Zammito
BA ’70, History

 

1980

Katherine Davis
Mathematics

 

1979

Oliver Radkey
BA ’30, MA ’31, History

 

1978

Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Comparative Studies

 

1977

William Galston
Government

 

1976

James Vick
Life Member, Mathematics

 

1975

John Trimble
BA ’80, BBA ’89, English

 

1974

Vernon Briggs
Economics

 

1973

Charles Rossman
English

 

1972

Stephen Monti
Chemistry

 

1971

Richard Kraemer
PHD ’70, Life Member, Government