Seth Panitch, a theater professor at the University of Alabama, was chosen Wednesday as
the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for UA.
Faculty members at all 14 SEC institutions were chosen for the award, which honors
academic achievements in research and scholarship.
Panitch serves as director of the master of fine arts and undergraduate acting programs at
UA. He’s directed five international stage productions in Cuba, four off-Broadway shows
in New York City, five regional theater productions, a feature film and numerous
university productions. He’s also written international, off-Broadway and regional
productions as well as several feature films.
All 14 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium and
become their university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award, which is the
overall winner and will be announced in April. The SEC Professor of the Year Award
winner will receive an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the
annual SEC awards dinner.