Outstanding Teacher Awards 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The University of Tulsa has announced the Outstanding Teacher Awards for 2012. This year’s winners are Edmund Rybicki, Robert Sheaff, and Charles Wood.

  • Edmund Rybicki, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Robert Sheaff, Associate Professor of Biochemistry
  • Charles Wood, Associate Professor of Marketing

Among the highest forms of recognition that The University of Tulsa can bestow upon a member of the faculty is the Outstanding Teacher Award. Initiated in 1980, it is limited to three faculty members per year – fewer than one percent of the resident faculty. The winners are nominated by students, and the selection is made by the elected Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. Thus, the award represents recognition by both students and fellow faculty. The winners of this prestigious award will be honored at the May 5 commencement with a monetary award and a medallion.

Prof. Rybicki Prof. Sheaff Prof. Wood
Edmund Rybicki
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Robert Sheaff
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Charles Wood
Associate Professor of Marketing

Dr. Rybicki, the Harry H. Rogers Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Department Chair, has been at TU since 1979. He has overseen innumerable advances in mechanical engineering and will retire in June.

Dr. Sheaff has been at TU in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 2006 and was granted tenure in December 2011. Much of his research is in human diseases such as cancer, and his lab is conducive to innovative student research.

Dr. Wood has been teaching marketing at TU since 2000 and was granted tenure in December 2005. He is the faculty director of Studio Blue, a unique resource that matches nonprofit organizations seeking help with their marketing plans and business students seeking real-world experience.

For more information, please contact Mona Chamberlin in University Relations at 918-631-2656 or mona-chamberlin@utulsa.edu.

Mona Chamberlin