Sterling T. Shumway

2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Sterling T. Shumway is the Evelyn M. Davies Regents professor of community, family and addiction sciences at Texas Tech University, where he serves as chairperson of the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences in the College of Human Sciences. He is also director of Texas Tech’s Institute for the Study of Addiction, Recovery and Families.

Drawn to studying the neuroscience of individuals and families recovering from addiction, Shumway’s research focuses on factors that enhance long-term recovery. He is co-developer, presenter and supervisor of the inpatient family program at the Ranch at Dove Tree where he has been teaching and supporting families who have addicted loved ones since 2006. A member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, Shumway has received the Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching from the College of Human Sciences and the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award from Texas Tech University. A sought-after keynote speaker and presenter, he is the co-author of the book “Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery.”