Recipients of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching were:
Dr. Anne Deepak
Dr. Anne Deepak, LMSW, was an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Columbia University and her B.A. from Boston University. Dr. Deepak taught undergraduate and graduate courses on social work practice and diversity. Her years of practice and teaching experience have contributed to her expertise in cross-cultural mental health issues, postcolonial feminist theory and practice, help-seeking behaviors of immigrant women, and the use of popular culture in social work education and practice. Dr. Deepak’s award recognizes her efforts in the creation and delivery of SOWK 5314, Foundation Social Work Practice II – Macro Practice. Dr. Deepak has been teaching online since 2010.
Dr. Sally Hill Jones
Dr. Sally Hill Jones, LCSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois, her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her B.A. from Trinity College (Illinois). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on social work practice and aging. Dr. Jones has more than two decades of practice experience in a variety of settings, including family service agencies, hospice, and independent practice. Her award recognizes her work on the development and teaching of SOWK 5339A, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging. She has been teaching online since 2005.
Mr. Sherwood Bishop
Mr. Sherwood Bishop is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance and Economics, McCoy College of Business Administration. He earned his M.S. at the University of Texas at Austin and his B.S. at the University of Houston. Mr. Bishop teaches undergraduate economics courses. He has extensive experience in domestic and international consulting and is the only American ever to work as an advisor in the Mexican Senate. He is well known in the local community for his service on multiple boards and commissions. Mr. Bishop’s award recognizes his hard work in developing and delivering ECO 2301, Principles of Economics, a survey course delivered to several hundred students each semester. He has been teaching online since 2012.