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Minnie Stevens Piper Award

The Piper Professor Award was established by the San Antonio–based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to annually recognize outstanding college professors across Texas. Selection is made on the basis of nominations; each two and four-year college and university in the state may submit only one nominee annually.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation will honor 10 professors during the 2013–2014 academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific and scholarly achievement. Each Piper Professor receives a certificate of merit, a gold pin and a $5,000 honorarium.


• Schedule a classroom observation

Timeline for 2014-2015 will be posted by July 31, 2014.


Past UTSA Recipients

2013Aaron Cassill, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
2012John Miller Morris, Ph.D., Professor of Geography
2003Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of History
2001Judith Gorman Gardner, M.S., Lecturer III and Coordinator of Composition
1997David Michael Senseman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Life Sciences
1994Richard Lee Utech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing
1990Richard A. Gambitta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science
1986M. Neal Guentzel, Ph.D., Professor of Life Sciences
1982Marian L. Martinello, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Division of Education