Rick Honaker, chair of the Department of Mining Engineering, has announced professor Joseph Sottile is the 2012 recipient of the Stephen McCann Award for Excellence in Education. The award is issued by the Pittsburg Coal Mining Institute and Sottile was selected at a recent meeting.
“Dr. Sottile has dedicated his professional career to ensuring the delivery of quality education for the students in our program and the students taking his courses,” said Honaker. “It is a much deserved award.”
Sottile has been on the College of Engineering faculty since 1991. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mining Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sottile has served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Mining Engineering since 2000.