Dr. Kenneth L. Buckman, associate professor of history and philosophy at The University of Texas-Pan American, has received this year's Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching Award.
Buckman was presented Aug. 18 with a check by Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs. The $5,000 award is an increase from the $1,500 previously provided.
"I'm very humbled and honored to receive this award," Buckman said. "There were other good candidates considered for this honor, and some have been here much longer than me and possess a very high reputation. I am very grateful to receive this recognition."
Buckman obtained his bachelor and master of arts in philosophy degrees from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He received his doctorate in philosophy at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
"The University has faculty that are of extremely high quality," Arevalo said. "Dr. Buckman is an example of that and an individual I would hope other faculty will model themselves after because of the work he's done. He's a well rounded and excellent faculty member who excels in many areas, and we're very honored to have him selected for this distinguished award."
Candidates selected for the Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching Award are chosen by the faculty members of each institution based on scholarly productivity, teaching excellence and service.
Dr. Elena M. Bastida, Department of Sociology chair, received the prestigious award last year.