June 7, 2005
Contact: Joshua Hollis
Roth named MUW Faculty Member of the Year
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. James D. Roth, assistant professor
of psychology, was awarded the title of Faculty Member
of the Year for 2005 by the MUW Alumnae Association and
the MUW Mortar Board Honor Society during the recent Mag
While Roth, who has taught at MUW for 5 years, was
honored to receive the award, winning it wasn’t the most
“I was happy just to be nominated. The other finalists
(Dr. Brian Anderson, associate professor of political
science, and Dr. Marty Harvill, associate professor of
science and math) were definitely as deserving – if not
more deserving – than I was…any of us could have won.”
Patsy McDaniel, director of alumni relations, said of
Roth’s achievement, “I think he was a wonderful choice.
He is very well respected by his students and
Both faculty and students were allowed to vote for
Faculty Member of the Year, something that Roth admires.
Many schools, said Roth, allow either faculty or
students to vote, but not both.
One of the most gratifying things to Roth is “the fact
that I was nominated by my colleagues [as well as] the
students I teach.”
“I was really happy – thrilled – that I was recognized.”
Roth is the 23rd MUW faculty member to receive the title
of Faculty Member of the Year.