Dr. Schmitz was selected as the 2023 UTK SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipient. The SEC Faculty Achievement Awards were established by SEC Presidents and Chancellors to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of faculty at SEC universities. The SEC Faculty Achievement Awards honor those with outstanding records in both teaching and research and who serve as role models for junior faculty and students. To qualify for the award, an individual’s scholarly contribution or discoveries must be such that the faculty member has been acknowledged by colleagues within the discipline nationally or internationally.
Additionally, Dr. Schmitz will be the campus nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year. The SEC Professor of the Year Award will be presented at the annual SEC Awards Dinner.