Associate professor of sociology Kevin Gray was recognized as the University of Evansville’s Outstanding Teacher during the school's commencement this past Saturday.
According to the university, Gray was recognized for the quality and rigor of the courses that he teaches and his impact on students. He was nominated by faculty members, students, administrators and alumni. The announcement describes him as a challenging and entertaining teacher.
"Gray is a dedicated professor and a collegial department member,” Evansville Department of Law, Politics and Society Chair Robert Dion said. “He is a strong representative to the broader Evansville community.”
Gray also advises all criminal justice students and supervises internship programs within criminal justice and sociology.
Colleagues also noted that Gray consistently updates courses to address recent developments and keep his fields of focus.
Gray earned his doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Michigan after earning his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama and Spring Hill College respectively.
This award is sponsored by the Evansville Alumni Association to recognize teachers who have exemplified teaching service while working with the university.