Anthropology Professor Named Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient

Meet the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient of 2015

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Dr. Spurlock teaches courses in biological anthropology, forensic anthropology and archaeology. She regularly teaches the Honors section of the undergraduate course in Human Evolution, ANTH 18630.
She also served as the thesis advisor to Allison Moats who was named Kent State’s  seventh Portz Scholar in 2014.  The Portz Prize is an award made by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) to recognize the best Honors thesis of the year in a particular field.  Every year the NCHC awards 3 to 4 Portz Prizes in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.  
Dr. Spurlock received her Ph.D. in biomedical science from Kent State University and held a post-doctoral position in the Department of Anatomy at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). She has previously served as Director of Human Health at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She is also a forensic facial reconstruction artist and provides sketches and sculptures of unidentified persons for Coroner’s offices throughout the region.
The Distinguished Honors Faculty Award was established in 1991 to recognize excellence in Honors teaching. The recipient is selected by Honors students in association with the dean on the basis of strong teaching performance, advising of independent work, and service provided to the Honors College and its students.
Dr. Spurlock will be recognized at the Senior Honors Luncheon to be held Saturday, April 25 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015 01:32 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:34 AM
Aaron Hanlin