Students in Texas A&M’s University Honors Program honored the mentoring efforts of Dr. Stephen Caffey, assistant professor of architecture, by casting enough votes for him to earn the Wells Fargo Honors Faculty Mentor Award.
“Award recipients,” wrote Kyle Mox on the honors program blog, “distinguish themselves by extending the mentoring relationship beyond the confines of the classroom, encouraging a spirit of inquiry in their students, being thoughtful teachers, and exhibiting the strongest desire to train a new generation of thinkers and creators.”
Caffey and fellow recipient David Bergbreiter, professor of chemistry were presented the awards by the honors student council during a May 12 ceremony at the College Station Hilton Convention Center.
Caffey, who joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2008, earned a Ph.D. in Art History in 2008, a Master of Art History degree in 2001 and Bachelor of American Studies degree in 1992, all at the University of Texas at Austin.
His research interests include empire and identity, visual and spatial literacies, neuroscience of aesthetic perception and the aesthetics of sustainability.