PULLMAN, Wash. – Six Washington State University faculty members will be among those recognized as the annual Faculty Honors Convocation April 4 in Bryan Hall Auditorium.
Faculty to be recognized at the 3 p.m. event are Don A. Dillman , Frances K. McSweeney, Ronald C. Mittelhammer, John L. “Skip” Paznokas, Lynda (Hatch) Paznokas and Kerry W. Hipps.
Dillman, the Eminent Faculty Award winner, Dillman is a social scientist and statistical survey expert. He is recognized internationally as a major contributor to the development of modern mail and telephone survey methods. His book, “Mail and Telephone Surveys: The Total Design Method,” was the first to provide detailed procedures for conducting surveys by these methods.
McSweeney, a professor of psychology, will receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts. McSweeney, a faculty member at WSU since 1974, is known for her fundamental work on behavior and reinforcement, which helps with the understanding of learning and other human behaviors.
The Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction will go to Mittelhammer, an agricultural economics professor. He is one of the most effective teachers of statistics and econometrics in the United States.
Skip Paznokas will receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service. School science teacher preparation has dramatically improved thanks to Paznokas’ work. His efforts with teachers of science, including those in biology, have been honored statewide.
Lynda (Hatch) Paznokas, a WSU Boeing Distinguished Professor of Science Education, will receive the Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award, to recognize significant and meritorious achievement in teaching. She has had an impact on WSU students who are already science teachers or who will teach elementary science.
Hipps, a professor in both the Department of Chemistry and the Program in Materials Science since 1978 at WSU, is a researcher and teacher of physics and the chemistry of molecules and solids. His accomplishments in single molecule electronics using the scanning tunneling microscope provide a base to launch a number of new technologies. Hipps will deliver the Distinguished Faculty Address at 7:30 p.m., April 23, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203.
A reception follows the convocation.