Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) honors University of Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas.
Professor Mark Law, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has been honored as a 2019-2020 inductee.
Professor Law is the Director of the University of Florida Honors Program. Previously, he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (2009-14) and past-chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003-09). He received his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1981 with Honors, his M.S. from Stanford University in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1988. His current research interests are in integrated circuit devices and reliability.
ADTS inductees are selected based on portfolio submissions that provide 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, the ADTS inductees serve for three years on an advisory board for the Provost’s Office. In this capacity, they assist 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.
Dr. Law was named the College of Engineering Teacher of the Year in 1996-97 and a UF Research Fellow in 1998. He has written over 200 papers in the area of process and device modeling and has advised 25 Ph.D. students. He has been involved in more than $25 million of funding during his career.
After completing his three-year term on the advisory board, Dr. Law will retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy.