Dr. Davies Named a UNC BOG Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dr. Matt Davies of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science is among the 2017 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

This annual honor recognizes one professor at each of North Carolina’s public institutions. Each of the recipients receives a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize. Awards will be presented by a Board of Governors member during each campus’ spring graduation ceremony.

Dr. Davies received the 2016 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence – one of UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious accolades.

Dr. Davies, who joined the Lee College of Engineering in 2001, has an instructional approach aimed at the expansion of knowledge, technical capability and understanding of mechanical and optical engineering principles; it is learner-centered; and it relies on continuous feedback between teacher and student. He completed a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University. His bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is from Carnegie Mellon University.

Click here to read more about the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.