TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that The University of Alabama’s Dr. George C. Rable won the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award.
Rable, a UA history professor and the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History, said he was happy to be one of only 14 professors across the SEC to be chosen for the award.
“I am deeply honored to have been chosen for this SEC Faculty Achievement Award,” Rable said. “I am also humbled to realize how much students and colleagues have contributed to anything I might have achieved in academic life. It has been a great blessing to work at a job that I dearly love.”
SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year, to be named later this month, receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the SEC Spring Meetings in May and the SEC Symposium in September.
“These 14 professors positively represent the breadth and depth of education in the Southeastern Conference, and I want to congratulate each of them,” said Mike Slive, SEC commissioner. “The commitment to their students, universities and communities is truly commendable.”
Selected by a committee of SEC provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards and the SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, which sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member universities.
Below is a list of the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipients.
University of Alabama, Dr. George Rable, the Charles Summersell Chair of Southern History
University of Arkansas, Dr. Carol Reeves, the Cecil and Gwendolyn Cupp Applied Professorship in Entrepreneurship
Auburn University, Dr. Geoffrey Hill, professor and curator of birds, department of biological sciences
University of Florida, Dr. Peter Hirschfeld, professor of physics
University of Georgia, Dr. Gregory Robinson, foundation distinguished professor of chemistry
University of Kentucky, Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences
Louisiana State University, Dr. Mark Batzer, the Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor
University of Mississippi, Dr. John Hall, the Arthur C. Guyton Professor and chair of physiology and biophysics
Mississippi State University, Dr. Hossein Toghiani, the Thomas B. Nusz Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri, Dr. Judy Wall, curator’s professor in biochemistry
University of South Carolina, Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider, university professor of mechanical engineering
University of Tennessee, Dr. Daniel Simberloff, the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies
Texas A&M University, Dr. Stephen McDaniel, professor of marketing
Vanderbilt University, Dr. Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry
UA’s history department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships, Truman Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.