Two to Receive Distinguished Teacher, Researcher Honors During 2011 Homecoming Celebation

Two to Receive Distinguished Teacher, Researcher Honors During 2011 Homecoming Celebation

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KINGSVILLE (October 20, 2011) – Two faculty members of Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be honored Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Javelina Alumni Association hosts its annual Distinguished Alumni luncheon at the Grand Ballrooms in the Memorial Student Union Building.

The recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award is:

Dr. Stacey Gaines, Assistant Professor of Health & Kinesiology

The recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award is:

Dr. Mamoudou Setamou, Associate Professor of Citrus Entomology

The Distinguished Teacher Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown outstanding service to the Javelina community through education and student activities. The Distinguished Researcher Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown superior scholarship through publication, continued creativity, the research impact on the field, and/or other academic or professional awards.

About the Distinguished Teacher and Researcher Award recipients

Dr. Stacey Gaines joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2008 after earning her Ph.D. from Purdue University. She is known by her students and colleagues as challenging, engaging, interesting and fair, qualities that have earned her the Chancellor’s Teaching Award on two occasions. While she excels with her teaching performance she also continues her research endeavors, having published in state and national journals and presenting at both national and international professional conferences. Dr. Gaines is a certified consultant for the Association of Applied Sports Psychology and serves as the Program Coordinator for Sport and Leisure Studies on campus.

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Dr. Mamoudou Setamou was hired as an assistant professor in 2006 with a 75% research/25% teaching appointment. He immediately started developing an intensive research program to better understand the pest problems facing the citrus growers of Texas and to develop sustainable management practices. Since this time he has secured $3.2 million in grants, refereed 30 publications and chaired 22 graduate committees. In 2010 Dr. Setamou was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. His research accomplishments have been honored twice by the Dick and Mary Lewis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences, receiving the College Junior Researcher Award in 2009 and the Senior Research Award in 2011.

Editor in Chief of the South Texan at Texas A&M University - Kingsville