March 15, 2021

SEC Announces Dr. Mark Weist Wins 2021 Faculty Achievement Award for University of South Carolina

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 5, 2021) – Dr. Mark Weist, Professor of Clinical-Community and School Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina, the SEC announced on Monday.

Dr. Weist’s work focuses on interconnected practice, research and policy toward improved and expanded student behavioral health programming that contributes to positive social, emotional, behavioral and academic outcomes. More than 25 years ago he helped establish the National Center for School Mental Health, and he has received funding from several state and local agencies and foundations. Dr. Weist has edited or developed 14 books, and he is helping lead a number of communities of practice.

“Professor Weist has made tremendous contributions in research, teaching and the community to advance the recognition and treatment of mental health impairments in school aged children,” said William Tate, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of South Carolina. “A thought leader in the field, he has quietly gone about the business of building one of the most important and strongest programs of research in school mental health in the world.”

To receive an SEC achievement award, the faculty member must have achieved the rank of full professor; have a record of extraordinary teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level; and have a record of research that is recognized nationally and/or internationally. University winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the SEC and will become their campus nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award, which will be announced in April.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Mark Weist.