UCA faculty award winners named

UCA Provost Lance Grahn recently presented the 2009 Faculty Excellence Awards to three UCA faculty members at a special campus ceremony.

Dr. Nolan Carter of the UCA Department of Chemistry won the Teaching Excellence Award. As an Assistant Professor teaching Organic Chemistry I and II, Dr. Carter believes he must convince those students, particularly the non-majors, that organic chemistry is relevant to their disciplines. He is noted for using an audience response system for instant feedback regarding student comprehension. One of the students who nominated Dr. Carter wrote from her perspective as a Pharmacy student the following: “I must attribute some of my academic success so far, to the skills that I learned from Dr. Carter