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James M. Kohlmeyer, associate professor of accounting, discusses how he involves students in his research during the Scholar-Teacher Awards Symposium April 2. Kohlmeyer was one of 11 ECU faculty members to receive the award this year. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Scholar-Teachers Recognized

By Christine Neff

A symposium held April 2 during East Carolina University’s Research and Creative Achievement Week celebrated the synergy between scholarship and teaching and honored 11 winners of the Scholar-Teacher Award.

Winners were faculty members Peter Standish (Foreign Languages and Literatures), Bob Edwards (Sociology), Monica Strauss Hough (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Nancy Stephenson (Undergraduate Nursing Science), David Knox (Sociology), Archana Hegde (Child Development and Family Relations), Elizabeth Hodge (Business and Information Technologies Education), James Kohlmeyer (Accounting), Tarek Abdel-Salam (Engineering), Craig Becker (Health Education and Promotion) and Christine Lettang Zoller (School of Art and Design).

“These faculty members are being recognized for, not only being good teachers, but having the capacity to integrate their research in the classroom and student experience,” said Ron Newton, co-chair of the event and assistant vice chancellor, Administration and Finance.

Other events during Research Week included more than 300 poster and oral presentations, performances by students in the performing arts and lectures by distinguished ECU research faculty, guests and alumni.

This page originally appeared in the May 1, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at