President’s Associates

President’s Associates Award

The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award is given annually to tenured faculty for the advancement of teaching and learning. This award of $1000 is designed to honor faculty who have sustained high achievement as teachers and whose scholarship makes a meaningful contribution to student learning.

2017 Recipient


Associate Professor Scott Davis
Simmons School of Education & Human Development

Professor Davis joined the SMU community in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness as an Assistant Professor in 2010 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Students in Professor Davis’s classes consistently rated his instruction highly and appreciated his approach to actively engaging them. His recommender noted, “Professor Davis knows every student’s name and at least one factoid about them. He continuously uses this information to keep them energized and connected to the content.” His contagious love for science keeps his students eager by encouraging them with hands-on application of course content, even inviting them to work closely in his laboratory to learn the essence of scientific research.

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