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Faculty and Staff Awards - Past Recipients

2017

Staff Awards

  • Outstanding Staff Award for Career Achievement: Kurt Brown (Art and Design
  • Outstanding Staff Award for Continuing Excellence:
    • Cassandra Sherburne (Journalism)
    • Clint Bryson (Theatre and Dance)

Faculty Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer: Kathleen Cairns (History)
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Teaching: Elizabeth Lowham (Political Science)
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Service: José Navarro (Ethnic Studies)
  • Diversity Award: Denise Isom (Ethnic Studies)

RICHARD K. SIMON AWARDS:

  • Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching: Jasna Jovanovic (Psychology and Child Development)
  • Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship: Todd Pierce (English)
  • Outstanding Career Achievement in Service: Matthew Moore (Political Science)

University Awards

  • President’s Diversity Award for Faculty: Jenell Navarro (Ethnic Studies)
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarship Award: Patrick Lin (Philosophy)
  • Learn by Doing Scholar Award: Catherine Waitinas (English)
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award:
    • Brian Kennelly (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    • Elizabeth Lowham (Political Science)

2016

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence Award: Thomas Morales (Journalism)
  • Outstanding Career Achievement Award: Carolyn Dentler (Social Sciences)

Faculty Awards

  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Teaching: Richard Besel (Communication Studies)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer: Lizzie Lamoree (Ethnic Studies)
  • Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship or Creative Activity: Jean Williams (Political Science)
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity: Christina Firpo (History)
  • Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Service: Gloria Velásquez (Modern Languages and Literatures)
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Service: Ken Brown (Philosophy)

University Awards

  • President’s Diversity Award – Faculty: Unique Shaw-Smith (Social Sciences)
  • President’s Diversity Award – Campus Organization: Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment Minor Development Faculty (Ethnic Studies)
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarship Award: Ron Den otter (Political Science)
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award: Karen Muñoz-Christian (Modern Languages & Literatures)
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award: Jenell Navarro (Ethnic Studies)
  • University Housing Transfer Success Program Partner: Dan Eller (Journalism)
  • University Housing Living Learning Program Partners: Sabrina Canady (Advising), Katie Harris (Advising), Lizzie Lamoree (Ethnic Studies)

2015

Teaching

  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Teaching: Catherine Waitinas (English) 
  • Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching: Tal Scriven (Philosophy) 

Scholarship (Research and Creative Activity)

  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Scholarship: Sarah Bridger (History) 

Service

  • Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Institutional/Professional Service: Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (Psychology & Child Development) 
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Institutional/Professional Service: Regulus Allen (English) and Kate Murphy (History) 

Lecturer Awards

Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer Award

Susan Brock (Communication Studies) 

Staff Awards

Outstanding Career Achievement Award

Korla McFall (Graphic Communication) 

Excellence Award

Terry Goetz (Psychology & Child Development) 

University Awards

2014-15 University Distinguished Teaching Award 

Dustin Stegner (English) 

2014-15 President’s Diversity Award - Faculty 

José Navarro (English) 

University Housing Learning Community Partner of the Year - Trinity Award 

Penny Bennett (Graphic Communication) 

Service to the College

Outgoing Department Chairs & Program Coordinators

Elizabeth Lowham (Center for Expressive Technologies) 

Jean Williams (Political Science) 

  • Outstanding Teaching - Brad Campbell, English Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Julie Garcia, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Service - Harvey Levenson, Graphic Communication Department

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Tom Dresel, CLA Technician
  • Outstanding Achievement - Jennifer Hodges, CLA Technician
     

2014

Teaching

  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Teaching: Matthew Moore (Political Science)

Scholarship (Research and Creative Activity)

  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Scholarship: Matthew Hopper (History)

Service

  • Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Institutional/Professional Service: Tal Scriven (Philosophy)
  • Early Career Award for Achievement in Institutional/Professional Servic: Elizabeth Lowham (Political Science)

Innovation

  • Dean’s Innovation Award: Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies)

Lecturer Awards

  • Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer Award
    • Jennifer Lewis (Social Sciences)
    • Erin Martin-Elston (English)

Staff Awards

  • Outstanding Career Achievement Award: Andrea Nash (Women’s & Gender Studies)
  • Excellence Award: Elena Scanu (Psychology & Child Development)

Service to the College

  • Outgoing Department Chairs & Program Coordinators
    • Art & Design | Eric Johnson
    • History | Andrew Morris
    • Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies | Jane Lehr
    • Psychology & Child Development | Gary Laver
    • Theatre & Dance | Tim Dugan
    • Women’s & Gender Studies | Thomas Trice
       

2013

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Jennifer Jipson, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Teaching - Tom Trice, History Department and Interim Chair of Women's & Gender Studies Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Richard Besel, Communications Department
  • Outstanding Service - Brenda Helmbrecht, English Department

 

Outstanding Lecturer Award

  • Christine Shea - Communication Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, Art & Design Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Denise Leader-Stoeber, Program Manager, Cal Poly Arts

 


 

2012

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Brad Campbell, English Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Julie Garcia, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Service - Harvey Levenson, Graphic Communication Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Tom Dresel, CLA Technician
  • Outstanding Achievement - Jennifer Hodges, CLA Technician
     

 

2011

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Stephen Lloyd-Moffett, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Doug Keesey, English Department
  • Outstanding Service - Jane Lehr, Ethnic Studies Department
  • Outstanding Service - Gary Laver, Psychology & Child Development Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Lourdes Greenberg, Modern Languages & Literatures Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Stephanie Murawski, Journalism Department/Mustang Daily
     

 

2010

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Bernard C. Duffy, Communication Studies Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Alvin J. Schnupp, Theatre & Dance Department
  • Outstanding Service - W. Terrence Spiller, Music Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - David Beals, Spanos Theatre
  • Outstanding Achievement - Jeff Van Kleeck, Art & Design Department
     

 

2009

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Shawn Burn, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Patrick Lin, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Service - Alyson McLamore, Music Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Terry J. San Filippo, Dean's Office
  • Outstanding Achievement - Melissa Bodin, Dean's Office
     

 

2008

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Anika Leithner, Political Science Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Terry Jones, Social Sciences Department
  • Outstanding Service - Mary Armstrong, Women's & Gender Studies Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Kathleen Severn, English Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Margie Valine, Dean's Office
     

 

2007

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Kendrick Walker, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Craig Russell, Music Department
  • Outstanding Service - Carolyn Stefanco, History Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Valerie Bluett, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Cindy Decker, Journalism Department, and Connie Davis, English Department
     

 

2006

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Mary Armstrong, English and Women's & Gender Studies Departments
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Craig Arceneaux, Political Science Department
  • Outstanding Service - Jim Conway, Communication Studies Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Juanita Minor, Dean's Office
  • Outstanding Achievement - Paul Bittick, Mustang Daily
     

 

2005

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Mark Roberts, English Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Michael Miller, Art & Design Department
  • Outstanding Service - Don Ryujin, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Lorraine Donegan, Graphic Communication

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Steve Davis, Dean's Office
  • Outstanding Achievement - Yolanda Tiscareno, Ethnic Studies Department
     

 

2004

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Chuck Slem, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Activity - Shawn Burn, Psychology & Child Development Department
  • Outstanding Service - Linda Bomstad, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor - William Preston, Social Sciences

 


 

2003

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Basil Fiorito, Psychology Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Dan Levi, Psychology Department
  • Outstanding Service - Clif Swanson, Music Department, and Maria Junco, Theatre & Dance Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Andrea Nash, Women’s Studies
  • Outstanding Achievement - Robert Pinkin, Graphic Communication Department
     

 

2002

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Greg Barata, Music Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Steve Marx, English Department
  • Outstanding Service - Kathleen Friend and Susan Duffy, Liberal Studies Department
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Kathryn Rummell, English

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Peter Wilt, Cal Poly Arts
  • Outstanding Achievement - Benjamin Reveley, Music Department
     

 

2001

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Maliha Zulfacar, Social Sciences Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Bernard Duffy, Speech Communication Department
  • Outstanding Service - Doug Keesey, English Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Donetta Rosson, Liberal Studies
  • Outstanding Achievement - Joanne Dill, Dean’s Office
     

 

2000

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Paul Hiltpold, History Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Laurence Houlgate, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Service - Dianne Long, Political Science Department, and Al Schnupp, Theatre & Dance Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Kurt O. Brown, Art & Design Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Michele Abba, Music Department
     

 

1999

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Ned Schultz, Psychology Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - George Cotkin, History Department
  • Outstanding Service - William Martinez, Modern Languages & Literatures Department

 

Staff Awards

  • Continuing Excellence - Druci Reese, Music Department
  • Outstanding Achievement - Carson Crain, Dean’s Office
     

 

1998

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Charles Hagen, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Larry Inchausti, English Department
  • Outstanding Service - Donald Floyd
     

 

1997

Richard Keller Simon Faculty Recognition Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching - Paul Miklowitz, Philosophy Department
  • Outstanding Scholarship - Patrice Engle, Psychology Department
  • Outstanding Service - Diane Michelfelder

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