(BEAUMONT) - The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System has recognized Texas State University music professor Ian Davidson and Sam Houston State University professor of education Richard E. Watts as Regents Professors for 2014. The award honors professors whose performance and contributions to the educational community have been exemplary.
Ian Davidson, D.M.A., professor of music at Texas State University and an internationally recognized oboist, has received 12 Presidential Award Nominations, a Grammy Nomination and has twice been named “Favorite Professor” by the Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Richard E. Watts, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Counselor Education, Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling at Sam Houston State University. He is a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology, North American Society for Adlerian Psychology an the author of more than 115 scholarly publications including 86 journal articles and five books.
Recipients of the Regents' Professor award maintain this title for the duration of their service within the university system, receive a $5,000 award and a commemorative medallion. To qualify for nomination, faculty members must: hold the rank of professor for a period of at least five years; demonstrate a record of distinguished teaching along with accomplishments in research and other scholarly activities; demonstrate an outstanding record of service at the local, state and national levels; and demonstrate a record of commitment to the college or university.