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College of Art & Sciences honors outstanding faculty and staff

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Seventeen faculty and six staff were recently honored by the College of Arts and Sciences for exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to the college and the University.

“Our annual awards are an opportunity to showcase the creativity, scholarship, and commitment to excellence that powers our extensive and diverse community,” said Matthew Jockers, dean of the college.

With more than 600 faculty and researchers and nearly 200 staff members spanning 20 academic programs across all six WSU campuses, the College of Arts and Sciences delivers just over half of all student credit hours across the University, and supports scholarly, research, and creative activities in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary endeavors.

Visit the online CAS awards poster gallery to learn a little about each of the recipients and their accomplishments.

Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty

  • Matthew Sutton

    Department of History

Outstanding Career Achievement

  • David Jarvis

    School of Music

  • Bonnie Hewlett

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology, WSU Vancouver

Mid-Career Achievement

  • Courtney Meehan

    Associate Professor
    Department of Anthropology

  • Clif Stratton

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of History

Early Career Achievement

  • Patty Wilde

    Assistant Professor
    Department of English

  • Sophia Tegart

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    School of Music

Faculty Service Awards

Interdisciplinary Catalyst Award

  • Bala Krishnamoorthy

    Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Excellence in Institutional Service

  • Andrew Duff

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Anthropology

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

  • Tahira Probst

    Department of Psychology, WSU Vancouver

Public and Community Engagement

  • Shannon Tushingham

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology

Faculty Teaching Awards

Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

  • Carrie Cuttler

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychology

Lutz Teaching Excellence Award

  • Sandy Cooper

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Excellence in Graduate Teaching

  • Dale Willits

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

  • Eric Roalson

    School of Biological Sciences

Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

  • Fred Gittes

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Physics & Astronomy

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

  • Kayo Niimi

    School of Languages, Cultures, & Race

Staff Career and Service Awards

Outstanding Career Achievement

  • Arlene Parkay

    Assistant Director, Student Recruitment & Retention
    Office of the Dean

  • Yoshi (Kevin) Kodama

    Senior IT Support Technician
    Department of Chemistry

Early Career Achievement

  • Amanda Yager

    Grants & Contracts Manager
    Office of the Dean

  • Emily Lewis

    Graduate Program Coordinator
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Staff Peer Mentoring

  • Kara McClanahan

    Instructional Support Supervisor
    School of Biological Sciences

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

  • Molly Clayton

    Academic Coordinator
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics


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