Dr. Kemler Receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Dr. Kemler Receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Dr. Katherine Kemler, Charles and Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute, was one of the 14 recipients of the 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Award announced Wednesday by the league office.

The annual award recognizes professors from the 14 SEC member universities who have meritorious records in teaching and scholarship and who serve as role models for other faculty and students.

In addition to being the Charles and Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute, Dr. Kemler is a flutist with the Timm Wind Quintet. She is a regular visiting teacher at the Oxford Flute Summer School in England and the Académie Musicale Internationale de Colombes in France.

A graduate of Oberlin, Dr. Kemler received her MMus and DMA degrees from SUNY at Stony Brook. She has appeared as a soloist with the British Chamber Orchestra in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and with the Orchestra Medicea Laurenziana throughout Italy, including Florence, Naples, and Salerno.

Dr. Kemler has recorded four CDs with Centaur Records, Inc., Virtuoso American Flute Works, Sky Loom, for flute and harp, Sonatina with LSU pianist Michael Gurt, and Lipstick, a CD of contemporary works.

To be eligible to receive the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners, one from each university, will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be presented at the annual SEC Awards Dinner in Destin, Fla.

Chosen by a selection committee of SEC Provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards and the SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of a set of non-athletically related activities the Southeastern Conference has undertaken through its SECU academic initiative to encourage academic leadership and collaboration within the SEC membership.

A complete list of the 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners is below.

University of Alabama, Dr. John Lochman, Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology
University of Arkansas, Dr. Gregory Salamo, Joe N. Basore Professor in Nanotechnology and Innovation
Auburn University, Dr. Pradeep Lall, Thomas Walter Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Florida, Dr. Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law and Legal Studies
University of Georgia, Ms. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing
University of Kentucky, Dr. Kimberly Ward Anderson, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering
Louisiana State University, Dr. Katherine Kemler, Charles and Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute
University of Mississippi, Dr. Judson Watson, III, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies
Mississippi State University, Dr. James C. Newman, Jr., Giles Distinguished Professor
University of Missouri, Dr. Joshua Millspaugh, O’Connor Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Management
University of South Carolina, Dr. Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography
University of Tennessee, Dr. Harry McSween, Jr., Chancellor’s Professor
Texas A&M University, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist
Vanderbilt University, Dr. Donna Ford, Professor of Education and Human Development