WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research was honored to have two professors earn Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2016 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
Each year students, faculty, and administrators nominate faculty members for awards in Teaching, Research, Student Advisement, and Public Service. This year awards were also given for outstanding part-time faculty members. A faculty committee reviews a portfolio of materials from nominees and each college selects an award winner for each category. Drs. Houchens and Zhang will now be considered for the university-wide faculty awards, which will be announced at the faculty/staff Convocation in August.
Drs. Houchens and Zhang were also awarded tenure in 2016. Both joined the faculty of WKU in 2010. Dr. Houchens works primarily with students in the principal certification program while Dr. Zhang teaches research methods in the WKU Doctorate of Educational Leadership program where she also serves on numerous dissertation committees.