Douglas Stamps Named UE’s 2013 Exemplary Teacher




Douglas Stamps, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Evansville, has received this year’s Exemplary Teacher Award.

Each year, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church presents the Exemplary Teacher Award to recognize excellence in teaching at United Methodist Church-related institutions of higher education.

Yesterday afternoon, UE President Thomas A. Kazee announced Stamps as this year’s recipient during UE’s Winter Commencement ceremony.

Stamps joined the UE faculty in 1995. His previous teaching honors include the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Illinois/Indiana section of the American Society for Engineering Education (2004), as well as UE’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (2001) and the Dean’s Teaching Award for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (1998).

Before coming to UE, Stamps was senior staff member at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in the application of combustion hazards for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy.

Stamps holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Evansville.

“Dr. Stamps’ ability to both challenge and support his students has distinguished him as an outstanding member of the faculty,” said UE President Tom Kazee upon presenting the award. “Throughout his endeavors, Dr. Stamps’ colleagues and students say he is a model of integrity, always considering what is best for others and setting them up to succeed.”