Excellence in Teaching Award

May 26, 2015 | UD News

Dr. Huizenga was honored with the William L. Lomax Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising and was inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame at the Faculty Awards Banquet on April 30, 2015.

William L. Lomax Award:

Fondly remembered by his students who studied business, Professor Lomax was smart, tough, fair, no-nonsense, and fun.  As a member of the Business Department from 1953-69, he influenced the lives of many students.  Lomax died in 1986 at the age of 83.

Criteria for nomination for this award include the following:

  • has a passionate interest in the subject matter and conveys this passion in the classroom;
  • communicates at the appropriate level/is able to grasp the level of the students and adjust;
  • is current in her/his field of study;
  • has a sense for the student's situation and how the subject matter will be used by the student;
  • deals well and honestly with student comments and questions;
  • makes the subject matter taught in class lively through illustrations and applications;
  • challenges students academically;
  • can critique students/discipline them academically/be honest about their performance;
  • is willing to help students outside of class; and
  • has an informed ethical/spiritual "center" that speaks to issues that arise in class.