In an email sent to faculty and staff Monday, Provost Terry Ballman recognized the individuals who won and will be considered as finalists for individual college awards.
Ballman also noted in the email she had received the 383 recommendations from the comprehensive academic program evaluation committees, and has begun to review the recommended programs.
In February, deans within each college submitted a list of program recommendations to Academic Affairs following departmental reviews. The university-level CAPE committee reviewed the recommendations and submitted final recommendations to Ballman. After her review, she will make a final recommendation to President Timothy Caboni and his Cabinet, with a final report and action taken by the Board of Regents during their May meeting.
Ballman recognized the faculty, categorized under excellence in teaching, part-time teaching, research and creativity, public service and student advisement.
“Each and every day we challenge our students to reach beyond in pursuit of greatness,” Ballman said in the email. “Yet, as educators and life-long learners, we understand that long-term goals can often seem distant or unattainable. It’s for this reason that we must continually remind our students to celebrate every victory along their journey to becoming WKU Alumni.”
The nominated faculty are as follows:
Excellence in Teaching
Cheryl Wolf, Department of Counseling and Student Affairs, CEBSLeigh Anne Roden-Carrier, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, CHHSStacy Bibelhauser, Department of Accounting, GFCBMelanie Autin, Department of Mathematics, OCSEDavid DiMeo, Department of Modern Languages, PCAL
Excellence in Part-Time Teaching
Stacy Edds-Ellis, Department of Education Administration, Leadership & Research, CEBSApril Hardison, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, CHHSAlice Simpson, Undergraduate Student Services, GFCBDawn Winters, Department of English, PCAL
Excellence in Research & Creative Activity
Lisa Duffin, Department of Psychology, CEBSRachel Tinius, School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, CHHSJohnny Chan, Department of Finance, GFCBSanju Gupta, Department of Physics and Astronomy, OCSESophia Arjana, Department of Philosophy and Religion, PCALHaiwang Yuan, Department of Library Public Services, UL
Excellence in Public Service
Jenni Redifer, Department of Psychology, CEBSLiz Sturgeon, School of Nursing, CHHSDana Cosby, Department of Management, GFCBAmy Brausch, Department of Psychological Sciences, OCSEHolli Drummond, Department of Sociology, PCALLaura DeLancey, Department of Library Technical Services, UL
Excellence in Student Advisement
Sarah Ochs, Department of Psychology, CEBSJan Hunt-Shepherd, Department of Public Health, CHHSheri Henson, Department of Accounting, GFCBJason Wilson, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, OCSECarol Jordan, Department of Theatre and Dance, PCAL
A reception celebrating the nominated faculty members will be held April 16.
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