History Professor Timothy Huebner Receives Outstanding Faculty Service Award


Publication Date: 8/25/2006

(l-r) Dr. Charlotte Borst, Dr. William E. Troutt, and Dr. Timothy Huebner

Dr. Timothy Huebner, associate professor of history at Rhodes College, is the 2006 recipient of the Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service. The award, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community, was presented during the college’s Opening Convocation August 23 which marked the official opening of the college’s 158th academic year.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Jameson M. Jones, a Rhodes alumnus who served as professor of moral philosophy and dean of the college from 1955 to 1971.
Huebner also is recipient of the college’s 2004 Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. The same year, he was named the 2004 Tennessee Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

“Dedicated, passionate, and humble” are words students, faculty and administrators have used to describe Huebner since he arrived on campus in 1995. In 2002, he became director of the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. “Tim has spent countless hours during the academic year and summers to shape a program that in so many ways reflects the heart of the Rhodes Vision,” said Rhodes Provost Dr. Charlotte Borst who presented the award. “The Institute’s focus on providing students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on undergraduate research initiatives in the Mid-South region has resulted in meaningful experiences for students and faculty as well as useful information for the broader Memphis community.”

Huebner’s service to Rhodes has also included serving on faculty search committees in history and music and on the enrollment committee of the college’s Board of Trustees.  In addition, he has served as faculty parliamentarian and currently chairs the educational program committee. Huebner, who holds a B.A. from the University of Miami and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida, is a specialist in the constitutional and legal history of the American South. He is author of The Southern Judicial Tradition: State Judges and Sectional Distinctiveness, 1790-1890 (1999) and The Taney Court: Justices, Rulings, Legacy (2003).