S&T to honor 28 faculty for excellence

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On December 4, 2018

Twenty-eight S&T faculty members will receive awards for excellence and achievement in teaching, research and service at a ceremony tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 4). Each awardee will receive a monetary stipend, provided by the endowments of:

  • Forsee Family Engineering Faculty Fund
  • Faculty Excellence Fund – John Stafford Brown
  • Robert Keiser Faculty Award for Teaching, Research and Service
  • Finley Faculty Enhancement

The Faculty Excellence Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, research and service. The 2018 Faculty Excellence awardees are:

  • Dr. Douglas Bristow, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Richard Dawes, professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Xinhua Liang, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
  • Dr. Zhaozheng Yin, associate professor of computer science

The Faculty Achievement Award recognizes non-tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in either teaching, research or service. The 2018 Faculty Achievement awardees are:

  • Dr. Darin Finke, associate teaching professor of arts, languages and philosophy
  • Dr. Sheryl Hodges, assistant teaching professor of engineering management and systems engineering
  • Dr. Amardeep Kaur, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Ms. Merilee Krueger, associate teaching professor of psychological science
  • Dr. Jossalyn Larson, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication
  • Dr. Nicolas Libre, assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering

The Faculty Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and teaching-related activities. The 2018 Faculty Teaching awardees are:

  • Dr. Amber Henslee, associate professor of psychological science
  • Dr. Sarah Hercula, assistant professor of English and technical communication
  • Dr. Gary Mueller, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering
  • Dr. Julie Semon, assistant professor of biological sciences
  • Dr. Jeffrey Smith, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Dr. Greg Story, associate professor of physics
  • Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences

The Faculty Research Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship. The 2018 Faculty Research awardees are:

  • Dr. Mohamed ElGawady, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Ulrich Jentschura, professor of physics
  • Dr. Jonathan Kimball, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Julia Medvedeva, professor of physics
  • Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Fiona Nah, professor of business and information technology
  • Dr. Jonghyun Park, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering

The Faculty Service Award recognizes faculty who display exemplary, sustained service to the university and to their profession. The 2018 Faculty Service awardees are:

  • Dr. Mark Fitch, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Irina Ivliyeva, professor of arts, languages and philosophy
  • Dr. Sahra Sedighsarvestani, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering

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