Recognition for Achievement: Past Recipients

Recognized in April 2014

rrbrownDr. Riva R. Brown, Distinctive Growth in On-Ground Teaching

Department of Communication

(501) 450-3655

Thompson Hall 207E

Dr. Riva Brown worked as a newspaper reporter, newspaper copy editor, and university public relations senior writer/editor before earning a doctorate in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations. She loves to give students practical experience by incorporating service-learning into her courses. She also enjoys exposing students to community service opportunities that expose them to diverse populations.

lynn-burleyLynn Burley, Ph.D., Distinctive Growth in On-Ground Teaching

Department of Writing


Thompson Hall 337

Dr. Lynn Burley began her career as a high school English Language Arts teacher before going back to school to earn her PhD in English Linguistics. Not surprisingly, she incorporated her love for both teaching and linguistics into programs at UCA, adding linguistics courses designed for future and current public school teachers into the MFA in Creative Writing, the MSE in Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership, and the MA in English.  She is currently working on proposals for an MA and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Patty Kohler Evans April 2014Patricia Kohler-Evans, Ed.D., Certificate in Online Teaching

Department of Early Childhood & Special Education

(501) 450-5444

Mashburn Hall 134

Dr. Kohler-Evans works to promote inclusive practice through her instruction in both graduate and undergraduate classes. As a Strategic Instruction Model Leader, she works with districts from across the state through the Mashburn Center for Learning at UCA to promote methodologies that help  teachers as well as students who struggle, to be successful in secondary general education classrooms.

Bill Lammers April 2014Bill Lammers, Ph.D., Distinctive Growth in On-Ground Teaching

Department of Psychology & Counseling

(501) 450-5409

Mashburn Hall 218

Dr. Bill Lammers is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling who has taught UCA undergraduate and graduate students for the past 24 years. His research interests focus on the scholarship of teaching, with a particular emphasis on the importance of student-instructor rapport. His current teaching assignments include General Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods Laboratory, Dissertation Research Seminar, and Practicum in Teaching Psychology.

 Recognized in April 2013

nroofe-186x280Nina L. Roofe, PhD, RD, LD, Distinctive Growth in On-Ground Teaching

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences


(501) 450-5955

McAlister 212

Dr. Nina Roofe has taught dietetics students for over ten years and is currently an Assistant Professor and DPD Director at the University of Central Arkansas.  Her research interests include nutrition and dietetics education strategies, program development and evaluation, and service learning.  Dr. Roofe teaches Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition Senior Seminar, and Nutrition & Metabolism and is the faculty advisor for the Student Dietetics Association.

Susan Gatto

Susan Gatto, PhD, RN, CNE, Certificate in Online Teaching

Department of Nursing

(501) 450-3230

Doyne Suite 133


Julie Meaux

Julie Meaux, PhD, RN, CNE, Certificate in Online Teaching

Department of Nursing

(501) 450-3230

Doyne Suite 131


Mitch Parker Mitchum Parker, PhD, Focused Study of Blended/Hybrid Teaching

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

(501) 450-5713

Farris Center 101