UNCW’s Eman Ghoneim Recognized by UNC Board of Governors for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding faculty members to receive the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, including Eman Ghoneim, professor in the UNCW Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

The awards highlight the importance of teaching and recognize the extraordinary contributions of faculty members from all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Nominated by special committees at each institution and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs, each of the winners will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize.

“These award recipients are among the finest faculty our state has to offer,” said UNC System President Peter Hans. “They provide another reminder of the high-quality education that our students receive each day across the UNC System.”

Born in Egypt, Ghoneim earned a bachelor’s and master’s in physical geography from Tanta University and a Ph.D. from University of Southampton, UK. In 2018, she was honored with the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, UNCW’s highest honor.

Read more about the 2021 recipients on the UNC System website.

-- Caroline Cropp