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College of Education Awards

Jack Miller Awards

The purpose of the Jack Miller Faculty Awards is to recognize and reward faculty for demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching, service and/or scholarship. The awards are determined by a faculty member’s performance based on specific criteria. If no faculty member meets those criteria for a given period of review, an award will not be made.

The competition is open to all full-time, tenure-track, COE faculty who have completed at least three (3) years of full-time, tenure-track service at Georgia Southern University. More information may be found on the Tenure and Promotion Committee website.  (*MyGeorgiaSouthern login credentials are required for this website )


Read more about this year’s recipients, College of Education 2021 Jack Miller Award winners announced

2020Lacey Huffling, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Pamela Wells, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Amanda Glaze-Crampes, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Fayth Parks, Jack Miller Award for Service
2019Alma Stevenson, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Juliann McBrayer, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Katie Brkich, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Kelly Brooksher, Jack Miller Award for Service
2018Mete Akcaoglu, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Alisa Leckie, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Gutierrez de Blume, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Catherine Howerter, Jack Miller Award for Service
2017Amanda Wall, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Aslihan Unal, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Julie Garlen, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Michelle Reidel, Jack Miller Award for Service
2016Sabrina Ross, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Jonathan Hilpert, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Cordelia Zinskie, Jack Miller Award for Service
2015Dawn Tysinger, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Meca Williams-Johnson, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Alma Stevenson, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Jeff Tysinger, Jack Miller Award for Service
2014Lina Soares, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Julie Maudlin, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Charles Hodges, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Kymberly Drawdy, Jack Miller Award for Service
2013Greg Chamblee, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Sabrina Ross, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Sally Brown, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Terry Diamanduros, Jack Miller Award for Service
2012Scott A. Beck, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Robert L. Lake, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Julie G. Maudlin, Jack Miller Award for Service
2011Yasar Bodur, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Elizabeth Edwards, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Brenda Marina, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
Dan Rea, Jack Miller Award for Service
2010Christine A. Draper, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Dorothy A. Battle, Jack Miller Award for Service
Meca Williams-Johnson, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
2009Michael T. Moore, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Michelle A. Reidel, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Judith F. Robbins, Jack Miller Award for Service
2008Lorraine S. Gilpin, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Dana Sparkman, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Maggie LaMontagne, Jack Miller Award for Service
Susan Trimble, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
2007Mary M. (Missy) Bennett, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
2006Marti Schriver, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Kent Rittschof, Jack Miller Award for Service
John Weaver, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
2005Cordelia D. Zinskie, Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award
Susan Franks, Jack Miller Award for Teaching
Leon Spencer, Jack Miller Award for Service
Marla Morris, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
2004William Reynolds, Jack Miller Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity
2003Ming Fang He, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
2002Susan Trimble, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
2001Diane Zigo, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
2000Bud Pool, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1999Marlynn Griffin, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1998Wendy Chambers, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1997Dale Grant, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1996Mike Richardson, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1995Deborah Thomas, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award
1994Amy Heaston, Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Awards

The Instructor/Lecturer Faculty Award in Teaching and Service Award, created in 2020, recognizes and rewards non-tenure track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching and service. Non-tenure track faculty who have completed at least three years of service in the College are eligible for consideration. Evaluation criteria include consistent, successful service activities, diverse service, uncompensated service, evaluations of teaching, evidence of professional development, engagement in curricular activities, and collaborative work with P-12 educators.

Courtney Toledo
Courtney Toledo,
Clinical Instructor,
2021 Non-Tenure Faculty Award Recipient

Read more about this year’s recipient, Toledo is College of Education’s ‘Instructor of the Year’

  • 2020 – Heather Scott

Commitment to Diversity Award

The College’s Commitment to Diversity Award is designed to recognize a faculty or staff member who demonstrates a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Beverly Miller, Ph.D.,
2021 Commitment to Diversity Award Recipient

Read more about this year’s recipient, Beverly Miller receives the College’s Commitment to Diversity Award

  • 2020 – Chelda Smith

Betty-Ware Wray Staff Award

The Betty-Ware Wray staff award is given annually to a College of Education (COE) staff member who has excelled in their job performance as well as University service. Staff members are nominated for the Betty-Ware Wray Award by COE faculty, staff and students, and the nominations are reviewed by the College’s Staff Advisory Council.

Matt Dunbar
Matthew Dunbar,
Director Graduate Academic Services Center,
2021 Betty-Ware Wray Staff Award Recipient

Read more about this year’s recipient, Dunbar receives the 2021 Betty-Ware Wray Staff Award

  • 2020 – Cinnamon Dowd
  • 2019 – Angela Mills-Fleming
  • 2018 – Christina Thompson
  • 2017 – Carol Fox
  • 2016 – Lisa Wilson
  • 2015 – Lydia Cross
  • 2014 – Pat Parsons
  • 2013 – Earnestine Burns
  • 2012 – Sherry Smith
  • 2011 – Michelle Rivera
  • 2010 – Tabitha Anderson
  • 2009 – Laura Saunders
  • 2008 – Wanda Mathew
  • 2007 – Gloria Martin
  • 2006 – Donna Colson
  • 2005 – The inaugural award was presented posthumously to Ms. Betty-Ware Wray

Last updated: 8/30/2021