Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 19, 2011-  Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award.

“My students and colleagues have blown me away with their graciousness and kindness,” says Titus. “I give my students the credit because it is their enthusiasm that inspires me. It is their pursuit of discovery through undergraduate research and their interest in physics that make teaching fun and fulfilling. The last two years have been the most significant in my career, but it pales in comparison to what we will collectively achieve in the future at High Point University.”

Titus came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University.

“Dr. Aaron Titus is clearly one of the most outstanding faculty members at High Point University,” says Dr. Dennis Carroll. “His tireless devotion to his students, his expertise in his academic area of physics, and his remarkable teaching ability make him a model for all faculty.”

The Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university. Since 1973, the award has been given annually to recognize excellence in teaching.

Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom. He utilizes podcasts, video analysis and computer simulations that allow students to create real scenarios, such as the collision of two objects, collect data of the event and analyze it as it relates to the world of physics.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America?s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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