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Congratulations to 33 Missouri S&T Faculty Who Received Awards for Excellence and Achievement

Congratulations to 28 faculty members from Missouri S&T who received awards for excellence and achievement in teaching, research, and service at a banquet in December. 

The Faculty Excellence Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2018 Faculty Excellence awardees are:

  • Dr. Douglas Bristow, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Richard Dawes, professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Xinhua Liang, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
  • Dr. Zhaozheng Yin, associate professor of computer science

The Faculty Achievement Award recognizes non-tenure track faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in either teaching, research, or service. The 2018 Faculty Achievement awardees are:

  • Dr. Darin Finke, associate teaching professor of arts, languages, and philosophy
  • Dr. Sheryl Hodges, assistant teaching professor of engineering management and systems engineering
  • Dr. Amardeep Kaur, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Ms. Merilee Krueger, associate teaching professor of psychological science
  • Dr. Jossalyn Larson, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication
  • Dr. Nicolas Libre, assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering

The Faculty Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and teaching-related activities. The 2018 Faculty Teaching awardees are:

  • Dr. Amber Henslee, associate professor of psychological science
  • Dr. Sarah Hercula, assistant professor of English and technical communication
  • Dr. Gary Mueller, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering
  • Dr. Julie Semon, assistant professor of biological sciences
  • Dr. Jeffrey Smith, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Dr. Greg Story, associate professor of physics
  • Dr. Dave Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences

The Faculty Research Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship. The 2018 Faculty Research awardees are:

  • Dr. Mohamed Elgawady, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Ulrich Jentschura, professor of physics
  • Dr. Jonathan Kimball, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Julia Medvedeva, professor of physics
  • Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineerin
  • Dr. Fiona Nah, professor of business and information technology
  • Dr. Jonghyun Park, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering

The Faculty Service Award recognizes faculty who display exemplary, sustained service to the university and to their profession. The 2018 Faculty Service awardees are:

  • Dr. Mark Fitch, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Irina Ivliyeva, professor of arts, languages, and philosophy
  • Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering

A new award this year developed by CAFE recognizes eight faculty members who have received Outstanding Teaching Awards at least nine out of the last 10 consecutive years. The 2017-2018 Sustained Excellence in Outstanding Teaching awardees are:

  • Dr. Petra DeWitt, assistant professor of history and political science
  • Dr. Stephen Gao, professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering
  • Dr. Irina Ivliyeva, professor of arts, languages, and philosophy
  • Dr. Vy Khoi Le, professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Dr. John McManus, Curators' Professor of history
  • Dr. Gary Mueller, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering
  • Dr. Joe Stanley, professor of electrical and computer science
  • Dr. Greg Story, associate professor of physics

Spring 2019 Early Career Faculty Forum Schedule

The Spring 2019 Early Career Faculty Forum schedule is coming soon!