Northwood University, Texas Bestows Faculty Excellence Award

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Martha Heimberg Receives the Award for Faculty Excellence
(R-L)Assoc. Prof. Martha Heimberg receiving the 2013 Faculty Excellence Award from Pres. Pretty

(R-L)Assoc. Prof. Martha Heimberg receiving the 2013 Faculty Excellence Award from Pres. Pretty

May 23, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Associate Professor Martha Heimberg received the Faculty Excellence Award during graduation ceremonies on May 9 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, “Assoc. Prof. Martha Heimberg, is known for her innovation, hard work and love of teaching. She demands the best and usually receives it.” 

Heimberg is a resident of Dallas. She earned her M.A. in English and a BA in in Literature and English from Southern Methodist University.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.