These awards recognize faculty from SEC member universities with outstanding records in research and scholarship. There is one winner/nominee per campus and one overall winner for the Conference. All receive an honorarium and memento from the SEC. The top recipient, the SEC Professor of the Year, is honored during the annual SEC Awards Dinner in Destin, Florida.


SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Congratulates Professor of the Year Karen Wooley

Watch now as SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Congratulates 2021 SEC Professor of the Year Dr. Karen L. Wooley from Texas A&M University on winning the Conference’s highest faculty honor.
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2021 SEC Professor of the Year, Dr. Karen Wooley, Committed to Paying it Forward

She still remembers most of their names, some nearly 30 years later. They are the teachers, mentors and colleagues who helped Karen Wooley on her journey to become one of the world’s foremost polymer chemists and the 2021 SEC Professor of the Year.
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SEC Uses Athletics Platform to Celebrate, Support Conference Member Faculty

Faculty are the heartbeat of any university, and since 2012 the Southeastern Conference has used its SEC Faculty Achievement and Professor of the Year Awards to honor these indispensable members of the campus community.
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