|Lish Named Regents Distinguished Teacher|
Dr. James Lish, assistant professor of veterinary physiological sciences in the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, received the 2007 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. Lish was one of eight OSU faculty members to receive this honor.
Each college nominates up to three people for the award. Nominees are reviewed by a selection committee that determines the recipients. Each college has one recipient except the College of Arts and Sciences, which has two recipients due to the large number of faculty.
Lish joined the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine as a lecturer in 1999. He was named an assistant professor in 2003. He earned his B.S. and master’s degrees in wildlife ecology and his Ph.D. in zoology, all from OSU. He is known for making anatomy an enjoyable experience for the students. Lish strives to incorporate those characteristics that he admires in his past professors into his own teaching style.
Each Regents Distinguished Teacher received a plaque and a permanent salary increment of $1,000 plus fringe benefits on top of normal merit increases recommended by respective department heads.