The Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to an outstanding UNLV instructor. To be eligible, faculty members must have won a college teaching award, so this award is given to one of the best of the best. Winners of department and college teaching awards are invited to apply on an annual basis. The award is administered through the UNLV Faculty Center.

2022 Recipient


Chad L. Cross, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor, Public Health

Chad Cross is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health in the School of Public Health. Dr. Cross researches and teaches quantitative ecology, applied biostatistics, and the ecology and epidemiology of parasites and vector-borne diseases. He reports this award is very special to him as teaching has always been one of the most enjoyable aspects of his professional life. He has had the good fortune to teach thousands of students in a wide variety of courses at multiple institutions. He continually strives to enhance his teaching and to implement new strategies in the classroom.

Cross has graciously agreed to share his award packet as an example of a winning submission. Please contact the Faculty Center to obtain a copy.

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Unit
2021 Joanna Kepka Honors College
2020 Gabriel Judkins Department of Geoscience
2019 Daniel Siciliano Department of Accounting

Selection Committee Members, 2022