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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 have been selected to receive 2017 awards for their contribution to the WSU community and their commitment to excellence.

Join us for our annual celebration:

College of Arts and Sciences
Appreciation and Recognition Social
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00–6:00 p.m.
CUB Senior Ballroom

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Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty Award

Greg Yasinitsky

Greg Yasinitsky
Regents Professor
Music

Outstanding Career Achievement

Maureen Schmitter Edgecomb

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Professor
Psychology

Mid-Career Achievement

Peter Engels

Peter Engles
Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Early Career Achievement

Joanna Kelley
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

 

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

Kathy Beerman

Kathy Beerman
Professor
Biological Sciences

 

Ana-Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Teaching Awards

Thomas E. Lutz Teaching Excellence Award

Paul Verrell

Paul Verrell
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

 

William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

J. Spohnholz

Jesse Spohnholz
Associate Professor
History

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Sukanta Bose

Sukanta Bose
Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

Kristin Arola

Kristin Arola
Associate Professor
English

 

Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

Lisa Carloye
Clinical Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

 

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

Elena Smith
Instructor
Foreign Languages and Cultures

 

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Cristina Wilson
Psychology

Faculty Service Awards

Excellence in Professional Service

Victor Villanueva
Regents Professor
English

Excellence in Institutional Service

Tammy Barry
Associate Professor
Psychology

 

Staff Excellence Awards

Administrative Professional Outstanding Career Achievement

David Bjur
Recording Engineer
Music

 

Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement

Pamela Guptill
Senior Secretary
History

Administrative Professional Early Career Achievement

Jennifer Davis
Academic Advisor
Biological Sciences

 

Civil Service Early Career Achievement

Sophia Handel
Program Assistant
Fine Arts

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Laurie Heustis

Laurie Heustis
Academic Advisor
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Excellence in Staff Peer Mentoring

Benjamin Harlow
Senior Scientific Assistant
Biological Sciences

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards

Humanities

Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey
English

Sciences

Morteza Adinehnia
Chemistry

Social sciences

Kayela Robertson
Psychology

Master’s Student Achievement Awards

Arts

Peter J. Kelley
Music

Humanities

Erika Gallegos
Foreign Languages and Cultures