This award is given annually to recognize excellence in teaching scholarship and/or professional society educational initiatives.
Jeff is currently an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. He has accomplished a lot in each of the areas of the award. He was a Co-PI on a multi-university NSF Grant that Developed a Concept Inventory for Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering. The research was well received by colleagues at AEESP conference and ASEE, which lead to an award winning presentation and best paper awards. In course and curricular development, Dr. Cunningham was the leader to “formally” globalize the civil and environmental engineering undergraduate curriculum at USF. It is a program at USF to produce students’ global competency. Because of his leadership, his department has multiple courses with the distinction of being global competency builders. It’s clear that he does embody the essence of this award.