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College of Arts and Sciences CAS Awards and Honors

2017 Recipients

Fourteen faculty, six staff, and seven graduate students from across the college were selected to receive 2017 awards for their contribution to the WSU community and their commitment to excellence.

Click on the images below to learn about the recipients and their achievements.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Greg Yasinitsky
Music

Mid-Career Achievement

Peter Engles
Physics and Astronomy

  Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

Ana-Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Kathy Beerman
Biological Sciences

 
Excellence in Institutional Service

Tammy Barry
Psychology

Thomas E. Lutz Teaching Excellence Award

Paul Verrell
Biological Sciences

Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

Lisa Carloye
Biological Sciences

Administrative Professional Early Career Achievement

Jenny Davis
Biological Sciences

Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement

Pamela Guptill
History

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Laurie Heustis
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Social Sciences

Kayela Robertson
Psychology

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Sciences

Morteza Adinehnia
Chemistry

Master’s Student Achievement Awards: Arts

Peter J. Kelley
Music

Outstanding Career Achievement

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Psychology

Early Career Achievement

Joanna Kelley
Biological Sciences

Excellence in Professional Service

Victor Villanueva
English

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Sukanta Bose
Physics and Astronomy

William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

Jesse Spohnholz
History

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

Elena Smith
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

Kristin Arola
English

Administrative Professional Outstanding Career Achievement

David Bjur
Music

Civil Service Early Career Achievement

Sophia Handel
Fine Arts

Excellence in Staff Peer Mentoring

Benjamin Harlow
Biological Sciences

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Humanities

Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey
English

Master’s Student Achievement Awards: Humanities

Erika Gallegos
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Cristina Wilson
Psychology