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Auburn University Faculty Awards

Auburn University Faculty Awards

The 2008 Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching

These awards honor two full-time, tenured faculty members who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching methods and a continuing commitment to student success through advising and mentoring inside and outside the classroom.

Daniel D. Butler
Thomas Walter Professor of Technology Management
Associate Professor - Marketing
College of Business

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Daniel Butler earned his undergraduate and master of business administration degrees from the University of Central Florida and was a Rotary Fellow at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. His doctorate is in marketing from the University of South Carolina. Butler's business experience includes bank auditor with SunTrust, assistant cruise director for Norwegian Cruise Lines, lobbyist for the State University System of Florida, and business consultant. Butler teaches in the Department of Marketing, MBA Program, European Studies Program, and the Thomas Walter Center For Technology Management. Butler has been a fraternity advisor, helped develop international study programs, assisted with numerous doctorate and master's theses, helped commercialize technology for the Office of Technology Transfer, and was the participating professor for the very first Camp War Eagle. Butler has received more than 25 teaching awards from Auburn University organizations and international academic societies. He has published numerous academic studies focusing on marketing strategy and marketing education. Butler and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Amanda and Samantha. The family enjoys outdoor activities together.

Steven Kincaid
Alumni Professor - Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine

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Steven Kincaid received professional veterinary and graduate academic training at Purdue University. He began an academic career at the University of Tennessee where he was a two-time recipient of the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. Research interests in mechanisms of repair of the skeleton led Kincaid to the biotechnology industry where he worked as a manager of preclinical studies. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1989. During more than 19 years of service to Auburn, Kincaid received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, SGA Outstanding Teacher Award, Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, and Auburn Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award. He was also a recipient of the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence. In 2002, Kincaid was recognized as the teacher of the year in veterinary medicine in the United States as the recipient of the National Norden Award presented by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.