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2009 HSS Faculty and Staff Awards Results

On Tuesday, March 24, 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 four retirees:

  • Donald Fay, Associate Professor of English
  • Linda Tucker, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Dede Yow, Professor of English
  • Dr. Bill Hill, Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

 

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

Distinguished Service Award
Winner:

  • Dr. Timothy Hedeen, Associate Professor of Conflict Management
Finalist:
  • Dr. Patrick Devine, Professor of Psychology

 

Distinguished Scholarship Award
Winner:

  • Dr. Kerwin Swint, Professor of Political Science
Finalist:
  • Dr. David Johnson, Associate Professor of English

 

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

  • Dr. Sabine Smith, Associate Professor of German
HSS Finalists:
  • Dr. Daniel Niederjohn, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Barbara Neuby, Associate Professor of Political Science

 

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

  • Dr. David Johnson, Associate Professor of English
    How Myths about Language Affect Education: What Every Teacher Should Know. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008
  • Dr. James Piecuch, Assistant Professor of History
    Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775-1782. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008
  • Dr. Terry Powis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    “The Origins of Cacao Use in Mesoamerica.” Mexicon, 2008, XXX, No. 2, 35-38
HSS Nominiees:
  • Dr. Miriam Boeri, Associate Professor of Sociology
    “Reconceptualizing Early and Late Onset: A Life Course Analysis of Older Heroin Users.” The Gerontologist 48: 637-645 (2008)
  • Dr. Maureen McCarthy, Professor of Psychology
    Quality Benchmarks in Undergraduate Psychology Programs, American Psychologist, 2007, 62, No 7, 650-670
  • Dr. Robert Simon, Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Understanding the Portuguese Poet Joaquim Pessoa, 1942-2007. A Study in Iberian Cultural Hybridity. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008
  • Dr. Kerwin Swint, Associate Professor of Political Science
    Mudslingers, The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time. New York: Union Square Press, 2008

 

Distinguished Staff Member Award
Winner:

  • Ms. Marsha Powell, Administrative Associate, Department of Foreign Languages
Finalists:
  • Ms. Lauren Booth, Administrative Associate, Department of Communication
  • Ms. Nancy Hill, Administrative Secretary, Department of History and Philosophy
  • Ms. Janice Malone, Administrative Associate, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • Mr. Paul Vaughn, Research Professional, Burruss Institute
  • Ms. Donna Walls, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

 

Faculty Awards Committee

  • Dr. Chuck Aust, Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Pete Fenton, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Letizia Guglielmo, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Tom Keene, Professor of History
  • Dr. Jack Moran, Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Lynn Patterson, Assistant Professor of Geography and Anthropology (Chair)
  • Ms. Linda Stewart, Assistant Professor of English (representing Cultural and Regional Studies)
  • Dr. Federica Santini, Assistant Professor of Italian
  • Dr. Lauren Taglialatela, Assistant Professor of Psychology


Staff Awards Committee

  • Dr. Hugh Hunt, Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. William Rice, Chair, Department of English
  • Dr. Howard Shealy, Chair, Department of History and Philosophy

 


Posted: March 24, 2009