Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) - 2012 Inductees

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) - 2012 Inductees

The Provost announces the 2012 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 Glover in welcoming to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars its 2012 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.


Lisa Abrams Photo Lise Abrams is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator of Psychology at the University of Florida.  As an undergraduate at Pomona College, Dr. Abrams double-majored in psychology and mathematics and earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her teaching focuses on cognitive psychology, multidisciplinary approaches to cognition, and aging.  Her research investigates memory and language abilities in younger and older adults, specifically the processes involved in retrieving words and the changes in these processes that occur with normal aging.  Her recent publications have explored memory failures such as tip-of-the-tongue states as well as spelling errors that occur during writing.