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Piper Professor Committee

Function and Meeting Information: 


Recommends to the Faculty Senate the Piper nominee to be submitted to the Provost. In addition, the committee also recommends to the Senate the recipients of the Everette Swinney Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award. The committee comprises one faculty member per college, plus one former Piper Professor.



The Piper Professor Committee typically meets twice in late September-mid October. Workload depends on the number of Piper applicants, usually about 15-20 hours. The chair usually spends another 2-3 hours organizing.

2023 - 2024 Members

Piper Professor Committee Title, Department Term Exp Chair Email
Applied Arts Amy Benton Associate Professor, Social Work 2026
Business Ivilina Popova Professor, Finance & Economics 2024
Education Minda Lopez Professor, C&I 2026
Fine Arts and Communication Lynn Ledbetter Professor, Music  2025 Chair
Health Professions Stacey Lesieur (unexpired term ending 2024) Clinical Lecturer 2024
Liberal Arts William DeSoto Professor, Political Science 2025
Piper Recipient David Lemke Professor, Biology 2024
Science and Engineering Andrea Aspbury Senior Lecturer, Biology 2025