2002 Distinguished Teaching Awards

Ali A. H. Bazzi, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ali A. H. Bazzi, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, is recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in the tenured category. Professor Bazzi is an extremely knowledgeable and highly effective teacher, who has brought to light for many generations of UM-Dearborn students the mysteries of analytical chemistry. His academic standards are unwavering, and his contributions and dedication to the education of students remarkable.

Sheryl R. Pearson, Associate Professor of English and Communications

Sheryl S. Pearson, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities is recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in the tenured category. She is a bold, eloquent, eclectic, and rigorous teacher, with a striking sensitivity toward students. She has had a major positive impact on curriculum development in the University, and is now pioneering on-line courses. For over twenty years UM-Dearborn students have reaped the benefits of her highly distinguished and dedicated teaching.

Daniel R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Daniel R. Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, is recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in the non-tenured category. Professor Davis is a brilliant, inspiring, and challenging teacher, with a passion for teaching linguistics, and with a great mastery of the subject. He is also a highly educated and innovative educator, who has a striking ability to make difficult ideas come alive to students.