Celebration of Academic Excellence

By Stacy DiMarco | Feb. 18, 2019

Celebration of Excellence

Faculty & Staff Award Categories

  • Excellence in Research Award (Senior Faculty) - This award seeks to celebrate faculty members for outstanding achievements in research and creative activities, longstanding impact and leadership in their fields of expertise, and substantial contributions both within and outside the University. 
  • Excellence in Research Award (Junior Faculty) - This award seeks to recognize exceptional performance and distinction in early-career faculty research and creative activities, as demonstrated through contributions to the relevant fields through original work and through building a foundation for lifetime leadership in integrating research and education. 
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Senior Faculty) - This award seeks to recognize major accomplishment and outstanding qualities and strength in teaching, including outstanding classroom instruction, innovative teaching methods, and excellence in educational leadership. 
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Junior Faculty) - This award seeks to recognize major accomplishment and outstanding qualities and strength in teaching, including outstanding classroom instruction, innovative teaching methods, and excellence in educational leadership. 
  • Staff Recognition Award - This award seeks to recognize staff for serving with distinction and making exceptional contributions to the College’s mission, going above and beyond their assigned duties, often crossing traditional, positional or departmental boundaries. 

Faculty & Staff Award Recipients 

  • Excellence in Research Award (Senior Faculty) - Dr. Xingquan (Hill) Zhu
  • Excellence in Research Award (Junior Faculty) - Dr. Bou-Harb Elias
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Senior Faculty) - Dr. Ramesh Teegavarapu
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Junior Faculty) - Dr. Myeongsub (Mike) Kim
  • Staff Excellence Award - Mrs. Anastasia Calnick

faculty photos

Graduate Award Categories & Recipients

  • Best Poster Ph.D. - Mazhar Sher
  • Best Poster M.S. - Darryl Dieujuste
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year - Moises Levy
  • Research Assistant of the Year - Jia Liu
  • Best Journal Publication - Maohua Lin
  • Graduate Leadership Award - Andrew Steinberg
  • Outstanding Qualifying Exam - Seo Seok-Ju

 student photos