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2022 Showcase award winners announced

The Office of the Provost has announced the names of faculty and staff to receive this year’s top honors for scholarship, teaching, service, and community engagement.

Awardees will be recognized at Showcase, an annual weeklong event that celebrates academic excellence. Showcase events are scheduled to kick off Monday, March 21 and run through the following Monday, March 28.

Keri McCarthy, professor in the School of Music, will deliver this year’s Distinguished Faculty Address on Monday, March 21, in recognition of her scholarly achievements. Her speech will be livestreamed via experience.wsu.edu.

McCarthy has built global awareness of music from Asia and the United States. She has earned international acclaim as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher, and clinician. 

Along with McCarthy, more than a dozen WSU faculty and staff will be recognized as part of Showcase 2022. 

 “Please join me in congratulating and celebrating these outstanding members of our academic community,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Chilton. “All of them have contributed greatly to their disciplines and to the university. They have made key discoveries, found creative ways to solve pressing world problems, helped our students to achieve their best, and made WSU and the world a better place.”

complete schedule of events for this year’s Showcase can be found online. 


Distinguished Faculty Award

  • Keri McCarthy
    School of Music
    College of Arts and Sciences
    WSU Pullman

President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Career-Track Faculty

  • Ken Faunce  
    Department of History 
    College of Arts and Sciences 
    WSU Pullman
  • Phillip Morgan 
    Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology
    College of Education 
    WSU Pullman

Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award

  • Nancy Magnuson 
    School of Molecular Biosciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine 
    WSU Pullman

Faculty Diversity Award

  • Zoe Higheagle Strong 
    Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology 
    College of Education
    Office of the Provost 
    WSU Pullman

Faculty Mid-Career Award

  • Jennifer Adam
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
    Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture 
    WSU Pullman

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

  • Shulin Chen
    Department of Biological Systems Engineering 
    College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences 
    WSU Pullman

Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award

  • John Roll 
    Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
    WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award – Leadership

  • Jill McCluskey 
    School of Economic Sciences 
    College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences 
    WSU Pullman

Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award – Instruction

  • Jesse Spohnholz  
    Department of History 
    College of Arts and Sciences 
    WSU Pullman

Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award – Outreach & Engagement

  • Eric Johnson 
    Department of Teaching and Learning 
    College of Education 
    WSU Tri-Cities 

Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award – Research, Scholarship & Arts

  • Olusola Adesope  
    Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology 
    College of Education 
    WSU Pullman

V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service

  • Hakan Gurocak 
    School of Engineering and Computer Science
    Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
    WSU Vancouver 

President’s Employee Excellence Awards

  • J. Manuel Acevedo 
    Director, Team Mentoring Program
    Division of Student Affairs
    WSU Pullman
  • Norman Fung
    Custodian 1
    Facilities Services Custodial
    WSU Pullman
  • Erin Carroll
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    Division of Student Affairs
    WSU Pullman
  • Rob Baker
    Information Systems Coordinator 
    Academic Outreach and Innovation
    WSU Pullman
  • Zachary Holden
    Research Assistant
    Department of Horticulture
    WSU Pullman

Promotion to the rank of Regents Professor

  • Joy Egbert
    Department of Teaching and Learning 
    College of Education
    WSU Pullman
  • Patricia Hunt 
    School of Molecular Biosciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    WSU Pullman
  • Yong Wang
    Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. 
    Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture 
    WSU Pullman
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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