Three University of Arkansas at Little Rock professors have received Faculty Excellence Awards.
Drs. David Briscoe, Nitin Agarwal and Bronwyn MacFarlane have received the 2021 awards. These awards are presented to professors who make a difference in the university and community through their teaching, research, creative works and public service.
The award is the highest honor that UA Little Rock can bestow on its faculty members.
“For more than three decades, we’ve recognized the hard work of our outstanding faculty members through the Faculty Excellence Awards,” Chancellor Christina Drale said in a statement. “It signifies the value we place on excellent teaching, research and creative activity, and service to our community. Though this has been a year filled with uncertainty, it helps us all to remember that we can be certain of the unwavering commitment of our faculty who spend every day making a difference in the lives of our students.”
Briscoe is a professor of sociology who has taught at the university since 1992. He has received the 2021 Bailey Teaching Award, which comes with a $10,000 award.
Agarwal is the Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Scienceand has received the UMR Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavorsaward, which comes with a $5,000 award.
MacFarlane is a professor of gifted education and has received the Faculty Excellence in Public Service award, which comes with a $5,000 award.