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2017 Outstanding Teacher and Professor Awards

Dr. Gabriella Baki with Dr. Julie Murphy

In addition to the awards presented to students at the Convocation and Awards Ceremony, the Outstanding Teacher and Professor awards were presented. These awards afford students the opportunity to recognize faculty for excellence in teaching and to honor them as models for others.

This year’s Professor of the Year, voted upon by the graduating Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences graduating class, is Dr. Gabriella Baki. Dr. Baki is an assistant professor of pharmaceutics in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the director of the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program. Dr. Baki first came to UT as a student through our international partnership with University of Szeged in Hungary. Dr. Baki is the advisor for the UT chapter of Student Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and she and Dr. Ken Alexander, whom you have already met today, are coauthors of Cosmetic Formulation and Technology, the premier undergraduate-level textbook for cosmetic formulation. Dr. Baki is an ambassador for the cosmetic science program.

Dr. Kim Schmude with Dr. Megan Kaun

The graduating Doctor of Pharmacy P4 class selects the Teacher of the Year, and this class has selected someone who is very deserving of this award. Dr. Kim Schmude is a repeat winner of this award, having received it in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Students repeatedly mention Dr. Schmude’s student-centered teaching practices as the reason for her teaching excellence. Along with several other faculty members and many students, Dr. Schmude is a member of Rho Chi, the pharmacy honor society.

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