Auburn University Faculty Awards

Auburn University Faculty Awards

2011 Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Awards

These awards are presented on the basis of outstanding teaching of undergraduates from nominations made by department heads, deans, alumni and students. A committee of retired faculty selects the recipients.

Veena Chattaraman 
Associate Professor – Consumer Affairs
College of Human Sciences

PhD — The Ohio State University
MDes — University of Cincinnati 
Professional Diploma — National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

Portrait photograph of Veena Chattaraman

Veena Chattaraman's expertise lies in consumer and product research with an applied emphasis on the apparel and retail sectors. She teaches courses applying computer-aided design technology to apparel design, communication, and portfolio development at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, her instruction focuses on the application of theories of social psychology and aesthetics to the study of apparel, retail, and consumer behavior. Her research program is multifaceted including aesthetic, social-psychological, and cultural aspects of consumer decision-making. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Marketing Science Institute, her current research projects address the use of virtual agent technologies to improve senior consumers' access and use of e-services, and the study of neuroaesthetics and consumer decision-making through a combination of neuroscientific and psychometric approaches. She has been at Auburn since 2006 and was the recipient of the College of Human Sciences Women’s Philanthropy Board Faculty Award in 2010.

Jung Won Hur
Assistant Professor – Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology
College of Education

PhD — Indiana University
BA, MEd — Seoul National University of Education, South Korea

Portrait photograph of Jung Won Hur

After completing her doctorate at Indiana University, Jung Won Hur came to Auburn in 2007. Her research interests focus on technology integration in K-12 classrooms, supporting teacher professional development online, and use of emerging technology to assist English language learners' language proficiency. She is interested in designing learning environments where every student is encouraged to achieve his or her potential. Prior to coming to the U.S., Hur worked as an elementary school teacher in Seoul, South Korea, for six years. She says her K-12 classroom teaching experiences helped her better understand teachers' and students' needs in the classroom and to collaborate with teachers and school administrators in an effective manner. Hur also worked as an instructional consultant at Indiana University where she helped faculty with course development, online class design, and video and audio material development.

Sridhar Krishnamurti
Associate Professor – Communication Disorders
College of Liberal Arts

PhD — Kent State University
BS, MS — All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India

Portrait photograph of Sridhar Krishnamurti

Prior to his appointment as assistant professor at Auburn in 1996, Sridhar Krishnamurti completed a clinical fellowship in audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves on the research grants review panel for the Alzheimer's Association and several journals and has authored journal articles and book chapters that cover the areas of electrophysiology, hearing conservation, auditory processing disorders, and hearing aids. Krishnamurti is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a past recipient of the New Investigator Research Award from the American Academy of Audiology. He says his favorite faculty experiences at Auburn University have been in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in their research projects each year. Krishnamurti, who grew up in New Delhi, India, is a passionate cricket fan but has switched his passionate loyalties to Auburn football. He says his favorite thing is being an Auburn football fan at Jordan-Hare Stadium and yelling "Let's go defense!"