May 31, 2012
CEDAR HILL, Texas–Tiffani Owensby, Chair of the Math Department at Northwood University, received the Faculty Excellence Award during graduation ceremonies on May 10 in the Ellis Davis Field House at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex. The honor was presented to her by Keith A. Pretty, president and CEO of Northwood University.
According to President Pretty, “The Northwood University Award for Faculty Excellence was established over 30 years ago to be given to a faculty member who has made, over the year, an outstanding contribution to the university in his or her profession. It carries a gift stipend of $3,000 and is the highest professional award given by the university. The criteria include breadth and depth of knowledge, a genuine interest and skill at preparing students for career and social responsibilities, excitement of inquiry, commitment to diligence, the courage to innovate, the ability to work harmoniously with other professionals, and character that reflects the highest moral values essential to the Northwood Idea. It is our ‘world class award.’”
President Pretty continued, “Prof. Owensby demands the best and usually receives it. She has helped our university grow and mature. She spends countless hours with her students, one-on-one doing everything in her power to answer their questions and help them learn the concepts. Her approach to curriculum and teaching is continually innovative, and she is not one to settle for status quo.”
Owensby is a resident of Midlothian. She earned her M.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington and her B.A. degree in Secondary Mathematics from Southeastern College.