CCU faculty recognized for research, scholarly, and creative accomplishments
The Teaching Innovation and Excellence Awards recognize faculty members who have achieved excellence in undergraduate teaching. This year’s awardees were:
• Kathy Fazekas Englehardt, teaching associate in the Department of Philosophy.
• Matthew McDonough, senior lecturer in the Department of History.
• Jennifer Schlosser, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.
• Elizabeth Baltes, associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts.
The Graduate Teaching Award is awarded annually to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to graduate education. This year’s awardee was Tiffany Hollis, assistant professor in the Department of Foundations, Curriculum, and Instruction.
The Student Success Award winner is given to a faculty member who has worked to support student academic success, as evidenced by improved student performance, persistence, and outcomes. This year’s recipient was Nyeita Irish, senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Inclusive Pedagogy awardees are faculty members who have adopted inclusive teaching practices to create equitable learning environments. As CCU deepens its efforts to ensure that all students are able to succeed at the University, this award helps to reflect on the impact that faculty can have on students’ sense of belonging and community. This year’s awardees were:
• Amanda Masterpaul, lecturer in women’s and gender studies.
• Eric Schultz, assistant professor of woodwinds in the Department of Music.
• Tripthi Pillai, associate professor of English.
The Research Excellence Award is given to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in research, scholarly, or creative activity that advance a body of disciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge. This year’s awardees were:
• Hongxia Wang, associate professor in the Department of Finance and Economics.
• Sara Rich, assistant professor in the HTC Honors College.
• Ina Seethaler, associate professor in women’s and gender studies.
The winner of the award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning was Clayton Whitesides, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography.
The Public Engagement, Outreach, and Service Award is granted to faculty who have made outstanding professional contributions in the form of public or community scholarly engagement or outreach, and/or service to the community. Joint awardees this year were:
• Sara Brallier, professor in the Department of Sociology.
• Stephanie Southworth, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.
The University Service Award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the life of the University. This year’s awardees were:
• Fredanna McGough, chair of the Department of Health Sciences.
• Paul Richardson, chair of the Department of Chemistry.