Lloyd Receives Professor of the Month Award

Douglas LloydProfessor Doug Lloyd recently received the Professor of the Month (POM) award for his outstanding contributions to education from The University of Texas at Austin’s Senate of College Councils.

The award honors one professor from the university each month who demonstrates exceptional teaching ability and commitment to students.

“I am not a teacher. I am an educator,” said Lloyd.  “A teacher transfers skills and hopefully knowledge to students.  An educator stimulates students to think, work, acquire knowledge, and understand for themselves. 

“Teaching puts the burden of learning on the teacher while educating puts the burden of learning on the student.  After graduation, an educated person will continue to grow; that may not be true for people who rely on a teacher as their source of knowledge and understanding.”

Nominations for POM are first placed by council members.  Candidates are then carefully reviewed by the Faculty Affairs Committee who consider the nominee’s character, classroom interactions and personal achievements.

Lloyd’s focus is membrane research, specifically within materials science.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Canada and is the co-founder of the North American Membrane Society.

He received the POM award on March 22 at the UT Austin Senate of College Council’s general meeting.

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