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Past Piper Nominees

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a prestigious statewide award honoring ten professors each academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. Honorees are awarded certificates naming them “Piper Professors” together with cash honoraria of $5,000.00 for each professor selected.

The purpose of these awards is to give recognition to the teaching profession rather than to research, publication, administration, or other such related activity, although these criteria are also considered by the Selection Committee. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon faculty in the State of Texas. Only ten professors receive this award each year among a pool of approximately 10,000 educators. The Piper Professor Nominee Award deadline to nominate is November 15, 2019.

NOTE: Department chairs submit nominations for the Piper Professor Award.


Curtis Eckerman, Professor, Biology


John Nation, Nursing


Amardeep Kahlon, Computer Information Tech


Shirin Khosropour, Professor, Psychology


Stacey Thompson Stover, Professor, English, Developmental Writing


David M. Lauderback, Professor, History


Missi Patterson, Professor, Psychology



Gale Spear, Professor, Child Care & Development


Jennifer Beck, Professor , Psychology


Tobin Quereau, Professor, Human Development


Elizabeth Pintar, Professor, Anthropology


Clint Davis, Professor, Anthropology


Amardeep Kahlon, Professor, Computer Information Systems