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July 21, 2023

Meet the CLASS Advisory Board Faculty Award Nominees

The University of North Texas College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Council has announced the twenty nominees for the 2023 CLASS Advisory Board Faculty Award.

All tenure-system CLASS faculty members are eligible, but previous recipients are not eligible for nomination during the five years following receipt of the award. UNT faculty must be nominated by their department chair, and each department may submit only one nomination per year.

The 20 finalists, as well as their department and titles, are listed below.


  1. Diego Esparza, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  2. Brittany McElroy, Senior Lecturer, Mayborn
  3. Rachel Moran, Associate Professor, History
  4. Megan Morrissey, Associate Professor, Communication Studies
  5. Caroline Najour, Senior Lecturer, World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  6. Matthew Painter, Professor, Sociology


  1. Christophe Chaguinian, Associate Professor, World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  2. Jeffrey S. Doty, Associate Professor, English
  3. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Professor, Political Science
  4. Phoebe Ho, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  5. Myungsup Kim, Associate Professor, Economics
  6. Michael Wise, Associate Professor, History


  1. Adam Chamberlin, Associate Professor, Dance and Theatre
  2. Jacqueline Foertsch, Professor, English
  3. Ronald Kwon, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  4. Joseph McGlynn, Associate Professor Communication Studies
  5. Todd Moye, Professor, History
  6. Terra Schwerin Rowe, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion
  7. Christoph Weber, Associate Professor, World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  8. Xi Yang, Assistant Professor, Economics

The field will be narrowed down to nine finalists from each of the three categories, which will then be presented to the CLASS Advisory Board who will review the finalists and select an honoree from each category.

Entering its sixth year, the CLASS Advisory Board Faculty Award reception is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the UNT Union Ballroom 333. The event is free and open to the public.

To review previous honorees, visit CLASS Advisory Board Faculty Awards

About the CLASS Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides guidance and support to CLASS in its mission of transforming the lives of its students, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, and supporting the economic development of Texas.