The Alexander Prize is named for former UT president and now US Senator Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey. It recognizes superior teaching and distinguished scholarship.
Greg Stuart, College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor and Sally and Alvin Beaman Professor in Psychology, is changing the world with his research and changing lives with his teaching. He performs innovative clinical research into the prevention and treatment of family violence, with a particular emphasis on how substance abuse affects intimate partner violence. He is the only researcher in the world studying genetic predictors of batterer intervention outcomes, an area so transformational that he has worked on projects funded by more than 40 grants equaling more than $25 million. His hope is that this research will lead to tailored interventions and a safer world. Stuart is also a dedicated and passionate teacher. As one of his students put it, “Dr. Stuart is a phenomenal teacher, and I don’t think that he knows it. One thing he possesses that other professors don’t have is the ability to truly listen to what students say during class.” Stuart is a gifted mentor with a lengthy and successful record of mentoring both students and colleagues. He’s also a reviewer for 67 scientific journals, the editor of one, and a member of numerous editorial boards. He finds time to provide an extraordinary amount of service to his department, the university, and the profession.