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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences CAS Awards and Honors

2022 Award Recipients

Eighteen faculty, two staff, and five graduate students have been honored for their contributions to the college and WSU communities, and for their commitment to excellence. Outstanding seniors will be honored on May 6, 2022.

Faculty Career Awards | Faculty Teaching Awards | Faculty Service Awards | Staff Awards | Graduate Student Awards

Click on the images below to learn more about these exceptional individuals and their outstanding contributions to our community, our university, and our society.


Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty
Craig Hemmens
Professor
Criminal Justice and Criminology

Outstanding Career Achievement
Choong-Shik Yoo
Professor
Institute for Shock Physics
Chemistry

Mid-Career Achievement
Danh Pham
Associate Professor, Tenure Track
Music

Mid-Career Achievement
Melissa Parkhurst
Teaching Associate Professor, Career Track
Music

Early Career Achievement
Xiaofeng Guo
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Chemistry

Early Career Achievement
Nikolaus Overtoom
Scholarly Assistant Professor, Career Track
History

Interdisciplinary Catalyst
Nikolaos Voulgarakis
Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics

Interdisciplinary Catalyst
Luz María Gordillo
Associate Professor
History, WSU Vancouver

Faculty Teaching Awards

Lutz Teaching Excellence Award
Stephanie Porter
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, WSU Vancouver

Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
Jennifer Thigpen
Associate Professor
History

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring
Laurie Mercier
Professor
History, WSU Vancouver

Excellence in Teaching by Career Track Faculty Member
Gunjan Gakhar
Teaching Assistant Professor, Career Track
Biological Sciences, WSU Vancouver

Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Lawrence Hatter
Associate Professor
History

Faculty Service Awards

Excellence in Professional Service
Dean Luethi
Director and Associate Professor
Music

Excellence in Institutional Service
Jennifer Thigpen
Associate Professor
History

Faculty Peer Mentoring
Mechthild Tegeder
Professor
Biological Sciences

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities
Venkata Krishna Jandhyala
Professor
Mathematics and Statistics

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Michael Allen
Associate Professor, Career Track
Physics and Astronomy

Public and Community Engagement
Cheryl Schultz
Professor
Biological Sciences, WSU Vancouver

Staff Awards

Outstanding Career Staff Achievement
Glenn Miller
Manager, Eastlick Store
Biological Sciences

Mid-Career Staff Achievement
Ryan Rice
Instruction & Classroom Support Technician
Chemistry

Graduate Student Awards

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Erin Wiese
Biological Sciences

Master’s Student Achievement Award: Arts
Sarah Barnett
Fine Arts

Master’s Student Achievement Award: Humanities
Matthew Kollmer
English

Doctoral Student Achievement Award: Humanities
Lindsey Carman Williams
English

Doctoral Student Achievement Award: Sciences
Kristen Johnson
Chemistry