Creative Teaching Awards

The Creative Teaching Awards recognize University of Georgia faculty for excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching methods to improve student learning. These awards are presented annually by the Office of Instruction to encourage instructional excellence.

2020 Creative Teaching Awards recipients

David Berle
Associate Professor, Horticulture 
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Elizabeth Davis
Senior Academic Professional, English
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences 

David Gay

Professor, Mathematics
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

Moon Jung Jang
Associate Professor, Area Chair for Graphic Design
Lamar Dodd School of Art
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences 

Puliyur MohanKumar
Professor, Veterinary Bioscience and Diagnostic Imaging 
College of Veterinary Medicine

Amy Trauger
Associate Professor, Geography
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences


  • Available for all full-time faculty, including tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty.
  • Demonstrated innovation in teaching and successful outcomes, such as innovative use of technology, pedagogy that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom, or creative implementation of subject matter that has significantly improved student learning outcomes.
  • Learning outcomes must have been completed within the 2018-19 academic year.



Nominations are now closed for 2020.

  • Nominations are due by Jan. 24, 2020 at 5pm and may be submitted by any faculty member, dean or department head. Nominations should include name, department and rank of the nominee, along with a brief statement (approximately 300 words) explaining why the nominee should be considered for a Creative Teaching Award. Send nominations and any questions to or via campus mail to:

Creative Teaching Awards
Office of the Vice President for Instruction
308 New College

  • Nominees will be selected by a committee appointed within the Office of Instruction.
  • Awards will be announced in February 2020.


  • Award recipients will be recognized at the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet on April 20, 2020 and celebrated through various university marketing efforts.
  • Each recipient will receive a cash award that may be used in further innovative teaching efforts or at their own discretion.