Surprise Patrol delivers 18 Kemper Awards, 2 remain
Yolanda Jackson, associate professor of applied behavioral
science, admires the Kemper Award
presented to her by Dale Seuferling, president of the KU Endowment Association.
Eighteen faculty members have received awards so far this year. Doug
Professors receive $5,000, plaque for excellence in teaching and advising
Eighteen KU professors have received $5,000 Kemper Awards from a “Surprise
Patrol” lead by Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Provost and Executive
Vice Chancellor David E. Shulenburger. The awards recognize excellence
in teaching and advising.
The patrol also has included Mark Heider, Commerce Bank president for
Lawrence, and representatives of the KU Endowment Association.
In all, 20 professors will be honored and $100,000 distributed by the
Kemper Award patrol this year.
The W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence recognize outstanding
teachers and advisers at KU as determined by a seven-member selection
committee. Now in the ninth year of a 10-year program, the awards were
established by a $500,000 fund from the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce
Bank, Trustee, and $500,000 in matching funds from the KU Endowment Association.
The Kemper Foundation was established in 1989 after Kemper’s death.
It supports Midwest communities and concentrates on initiatives in education,
health and human services, civic improvements and the arts.
2004 Kempers awarded through Sept. 3
• Anthony Corbeill, professor of classics
• G. Douglas Atkins, professor of English
• Paul Atchley, associate professor of psychology
• John Peck, professor of law
• Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, professor of electrical engineering and
• Peter Herlihy, associate professor of geography
• Susan Gauch, professor of electrical engineering and computer
• Tanya Hartman, associate professor of fine arts
• Danny Anderson, professor and chair of Spanish and Portuguese
• Monica Biernat, professor of psychology
• David Cateforis, associate professor of art history
• Yolanda Jackson, associate professor of applied behavioral science
• Stephen D. Smith, professor of pediatrics
• Barbara Anthony-Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy
• Matthew Jacobson, assistant professor of theatre and film
• Rita Napier, associate professor of history
• Debora M. Ortega, associate professor of social welfare
• Winifred Dunn, professor and chairwoman of occupational therapy