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2008 HSS Faculty and Staff Awards Results

On Thursday, April 10, at 12:30 in the Social Sciences Auditorium, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its annual Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.

The ceremony ended with recognition of two retirees:

  • Dr. Barbara J. Stevenson, Professor of English
  • Ms. Gerd Eriksson, Administrative Associate, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

The nominees for and the recipients of the various awards are listed below.

Distinguished Service Award
Winner:

  • Mr. Leonard Witt, Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair of Communication and Assistant Professor of Communication
Finalists:
  • Dr. Carol Harrell, Associate Professor of English and English Education
  • Dr. David Jones, Professor of Philosophy

Distinguished Scholarship Award
Winner:

  • Dr. Catherine Lewis, Associate Professor of History; Director, Holocaust Education Program; Coordinator, Public History Program
Finalists:
  • Dr. Beth Daniell, Director of Composition and Associate Professor of English
  • Dr. May Gao, Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Jeffrey Helms, Associate Professor of Psychology

Distinguished Teaching Award
HSS Winner / Finalist for the University Award:

  • Dr. Aaron Levy, Assistant Professor of English
HSS Finalists:
  • Dr. Thomas Doleys, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Daniel Niederjohn, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Ms. Jan Phillips, Instructor of Communication
  • Mr. Thomas Pynn, Instructor of Philosophy

KSU Foundation Prize
HSS Finalists/Nominees for the University Award:

  • Dr. Catherine Lewis, Associate Professor of History; Director, Holocaust Education Program; Coordinator, Public History Program
    "Don't Ask What I Shot": How Eisenhower's Love of Golf Helped Shape 1950's America. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007
  • Dr. Sarah Robbins, Faculty Executive Assistant to the President and Professor of English
    The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • Dr. Kerwin Swint, Associate Professor of Political Science
    Mudslingers. The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of all Time. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2006
HSS Nominiees:
  • Dr. Keith Botelho, Assistant Professor of English
    "'Look on this picture, and on this': Framing Shakespeare in William Brown's The Escape," Comparative Drama, 39, 2, Summer 2005
  • Dr. Martha Bowden, Professor of English
    Yorick’s Congregation. The Church of England in the Time of Laurence Sterne, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007
  • Dr. John D. Fowler, Associate Professor of History
    The Confederate Experience Reader. Selected Documents and Essays. New York: Routledge, 2007
  • Dr. Dawn Kirby, Professor of English
    New Directions in Teaching Memoir. A Studio Workshop Approach. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2007
  • Dr. Maureen McCarthy, Professor of Psychology
    "Quality Benchmarks in Undergraduate Psychology Programs," American Psychologist, 62, 7, October, 2007
  • Dr. Robert Simon, Assistant Professor of Spanish
    New Poems from the Airplane and Graveyard. Poems by Robert Simon. Georgetown, Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2007
  • Dr. Jiayan Zhang, Assistant Professor of History
    Water Calamities and Dike Management in the Jianghan Plain in the Qing and the Republic. Late Imperial China, 27, 1, June, 2006

Distinguished Staff Member Award
Winner:

  • Ms. Nancy Hill, Administrative Secretary, Department of History and Philosophy
Finalists:
  • Ms. Candace Doughty, Business Affairs Manager, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ms. Marsha Powell, Administrative Associate, Department of Foreign Languages
  • Ms. Melissa Sullivan, Administrative Associate, Department of Geography and Anthropology

Faculty Awards Committee

  • Dr. Audrey Allison, Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Sutham Cheurprakobkit, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gordon (Chair), Associate Professor of Public Law
  • Ms. Letizia Guglielmo, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Randy Patton, Professor of History
  • Dr. Terry Powis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Dr. Federica Santini, Assistant Professor of Italian
  • Dr. Lauren Taglialatela, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Staff Awards Committee

  • Mr. Brett Fielder, Webmaster, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Hugh Hunt (Chair), Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ms. Angela Stover, Dean’s Secretary, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Lana Wachniak, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Posted: April 16, 2008



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