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Physics Professor David Brown wins Trustees Award

by John Drees, communications and marketing last modified Apr 10, 2014 05:14 PM

David Brown has earned his share of teaching honors. Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013, he has been named a faculty favorite by his students every year since 2006. Now he can add the Trustees Award to his collection.

Physics Professor David Brown wins Trustees Award

Physics professor David Brown talks with students. On Thursday, he was named winner of the Trustees Award.

UofL’s trustees announced the selection of Brown, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at their April 10 meeting. The highest honor given by the trustees, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the student experience and carries with it recognition on a plaque in the Swain Student Activities and a prize of $5,000. He will be recognized at Spring Commencement ceremonies.

Brown responded to his selection with “surprise and, gosh, disbelief,” he said. “I’m very much in awe of all of my colleagues, so this is quite an honor. It’s just wonderful to be a part of the mission of UofL.”

Brown’s students cited his “excellent teaching skills and his ability to incorporate a holistic approach of addressing students’ intellectual, educational, professional and social developments.”

Look for more on Brown in UofL Today as part of commencement activities in May.


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