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Biology Professor earns Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence

Released: 03/31/2006

Dr. David Huey, professor of biology, received the Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence at LSU Alexandria during the Campus Recognition Dinner on March 25. The Bolton Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member at the university. Currently serving as interim chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, Huey has been at LSUA for 24 years. During that time, he has served as coordinator of Biological Sciences from 1993-1999 and as director of the popular Children’s Academic Program for Summer (CAPS) for seven years. As described in his nomination packet, Dr. Huey is an outstanding teacher who could serve as a model for his colleagues. In particular, he has done an exemplary job in his instructional duties. His student evaluations are excellent, and students report him to be both a challenging and effective teacher. Dr. Huey also demonstrates a passion for and enjoyment of teaching. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Huey has served on and chaired numerous committees on campus. He has served numerous terms on the Faculty Senate and was president of that group for three years. In the community, Dr. Huey has served as a board member for a variety of organizations such as the Working People’s Free Clinic and the Rapides Wildlife Association. Dr. Huey has a long list of scholarly accomplishments including numerous papers, articles and videos. He is a member of the American Fisheries Society, American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology, and the Louisiana Academy of Sciences and has attended many professional meetings over the years. In Spring 2004, Dr. Huey initiated research--along with an LSU Alexandria biology student--on nitrate accumulation in the mosquitofish. This was the first faculty-student collaborative research in Biological Sciences since LSUA became a four-year college. Dr. Huey was awarded the Huie-Dellmon Trust Endowed Professorship in Science in 2004 and is using the funds to continue his research. The Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence was made possible by a gift from the estate of Mrs. James C. Bolton. Mrs. Frances Bolton Davis, a long-time supporter of LSU Alexandria and former president of the LSUA Foundation, established the award in 1988. Presented annually to an outstanding faculty member, the Bolton Award is the university’s highest faculty honor. The recipient receives a plaque and a cash award.