Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) - 2010 Inductees

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars:  2010 Inductees

The Provost announces the 2010 inductees into the University of Florida's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars honors University of Florida's exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas. Please join Provost Joseph Glover in welcoming to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars its 2010 inductees:

These teacher-scholars were selected based on portfolio submissions that provided strong evidence of the integration of superior teaching and research and a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment that has garnered recognition at the national and/or international level.

To assist them in advancing their vision for scholarly excellence and faculty enhancement at UF, these Academy teacher-scholar inductees will serve for three years on the advisory board for Faculty Development. In this capacity they will assist the Associate Provost in developing programs and promoting policies that enhance the professional careers and experiences of faculty. Academy members also promote a university-wide discourse on key issues surrounding the integration of teaching and research at the university.

After completing their three-year terms on the advisory board, members will retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy.


Miklos Bona Miklos Bona, a native of Hungary, got his Ph. D. in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. After postdoctoral positions in Montreal and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he was hired at the University of Florida in 1999. He is the author of three books on Combinatorics, and one of two authors of Concepts of Calculus, the text at the heart of UF's Online Calculus Initiative. Miklos Bona's research is in the field of Combinatorial Enumeration. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.
Sidney Homan Sidney Homan is Professor of English at the University of Florida and Visiting Professor at Jilin University in the People's Republic of China.  Author of some eleven books on Shakespeare and the modern playwrights, he is also an actor and director in professional and university theatres.  His prize-winning study Beckett's Theatres emerged from a tour of the Florida prisons with a production of WAITING FOR GODOT.  His most recent book, A FISH IN THE MOONLIGHT: GROWING UP IN THE BONE MARROW UNIT, recounts stories of his youth in South Philly which he told to children on Shands's Bone Marrow Unit.  His degrees are from Princeton and Harvard, and on five occasions, at the UF and the University of Illinois and Boston University,  he has been elected Teacher of the Year.
Howard Louthan Howard Louthan is Professor of History at the University of Florida. His research focuses on central Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation. His most recent book, CONVERTING BOHEMIA, has won prizes from the American Catholic Historical Society and the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasisan Studies. His current project examines the Reformation in sixteenth-century Poland. He has won research fellowships from the American Academy of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), the Max-Planck Institut für Geschichte, the Smithsonian Institution, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the Newberry Library and the Mellon Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (PRC).