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Birmingham-Southern professor named Alabama Professor of the Year


Duane Pontius Jr., the T. Morris Hackney Professor of Physics at Birmingham-Southern College, is the 2009 Alabama Professor of the Year.

Duane Pontius Jr.The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored the state and national winners at a luncheon today in Washington as part of the U.S. Professors of the Year awards program.

Pontius, who graduated from Birmingham-Southern in 1981, began teaching at the college in 1999. Beyond his class and lab work, he also leads the school’s January Interim at Sea program.

The national winners:

  • Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor: Rob Thomas, professor of geology at the University of Montana Western in Dillon.
  • Outstanding Community Colleges Professor: Tracey McKenzie, professor of sociology at Collin College in Frisco, Texas.
  • Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor: Brian P. Coppola, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • Outstanding Master’s Universities and Colleges Professor: Richard L. Miller, professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Also: Pontius discusses possible life on one of Saturn’s moons.

3 Yips for “Birmingham-Southern professor named Alabama Professor of the Year”

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    Thursday, November 19, 2009, 1:23 pm

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  2. Duane Pontius
    Monday, November 23, 2009, 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the shout out, Wade! Keep up the good work.

  3. Wade
    Monday, November 23, 2009, 4:01 pm

    Duane, we’re all proud of you. Congratulations on this honor!

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