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Outstanding Faculty Recognized at Annual Awards Program

05/21/2013

Jacksonville State University recognized Outstanding Faculty Awards winners, faculty research award, tenure and promotion recipients as well as retirees and scholars at the annual Faculty Awards Program on May 14 on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library. A reception followed on the twelfth floor.




Winners were:

Earlon & Betty McWhorter Outstanding Teacher Award: Dr. Jaedeok Kim, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Computing and Information Sciences (shown below with Dr. Rebecca Turner and Dr. William A. Meehan)

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Cleo & Carla Thomas Award for Outstanding Community Education/Service: Dr. Nixon Mwebi, Associate Professor, Department of Physical and Earth Sciences

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Faculty Scholar Lecturer Award: Dr. Jimmy Triplett, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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Raymond & Ruth Ringer Faculty Development Award: Dr. Rob Landry, Associate Professor, Department of Finance. Economics and Accounting (In the photo below, Dr. Landry is shown with the Ringer brothers)

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(Photos by Matt Reynolds/JSU)

About the Awards

The Outstanding Teacher Award, established in 1993, is a University sponsored faculty administered program designed to honor an outstanding faculty member for his/her efforts in teaching. The person selected for this honor receives an honorarium of $500, a budget of $500 for expenses, and a framed certificate that recognizes this accomplishment. All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply.

The Thomas Award for Outstanding Community Education/Service, established in Spring of 1999 and funded by Cleophus Thomas Jr., Esq., and Dr. Carla Thomas, is a University sponsored, faculty administered program designed to honor an outstanding faculty member for his/her achievements in the area of education or service to the civic community in the Jacksonville State University area. The person selected for this honor receives an honorarium of $500, a $500 budget for expenses, and a framed certificate that recognizes this accomplishment. All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply. 

The Faculty Scholar Lecture Award, established in the Spring of 1998, is a University sponsored, faculty administered program designed to honor an outstanding faculty member for research, publication, or other original work in his or her field. The person selected for this honor will deliver a lecture, or an appropriate presentation, to the University community during the academic year of the award. The award carries an honorarium of $500 and a budget of $500 for expenses. All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply.

The Raymond and Ruth Ringer Faculty Development Award was established in the Spring of 2008 by Robert E. Ringer in memory of his parents, Raymond J. and Ruth Chisolm Ringer. The purpose of the award is to honor a faculty member actively engaged in exceptional scholarly research or professional development who would benefit from a monetary award for professional development or travel expenses. The recipient receives an honorarium in the amount of $1000 in support of scholarship, community service, and teaching. All full-time teaching faculty members are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of the award are not eligible to apply.

The recipients are chosen from applications submitted to the Faculty Senate Honors Committee.

Faculty Receiving Doctorates

Emily Sims and Rhonda Kilgo.

Retiring Faculty

William Carr, Carl Gooding, Frank King, Sarah Latham, Steve Loucks, John Merriman, Mary Montgomery-Owens, Sharon Padgett, James Powe, and Connie Williams.

Faculty Research Awards

College of Arts and Sciences
Safaa Al-Hamdani, Benjie Blair, Dean Buttram, Jan Case, Richards Davis, David Dempsey, Heidi Dempsey, Tina Deshotels, Guillermo Francia III, Wendy Freeland, Larry Gray, Mijitaba Hamissou, Gloria Horton, John Jones, Richard Kania, Jinsook Kim, Kihyun Kim, Srinivasarao Krishnaprasad, Bryce Lafferty, William Lowe, Allison McElroy, Todd McKerchar, Mark Meade, Nancy Mellen, Ronald Mellen, Chris Murdock, Maureen Newton, Ellen Peck, Linda Plotnick, Margaret Poplin, James Rayburn, Erin Rider, Manabu Saeki, Roger Sauterer, Richard Simon, Jauneth Skinner, Nancy Stewart, David Thornton, Lori Tolley-Jordan, Monica Trifas, Jimmy Triplett, Steve Whitton, Lisa Williams;

College of  Commerce and Business Administration Doris Bennett, Benjamin Boozer, Pat Borstorff, Shawn Carter, Ronnie Clayton, Brent Cunningham, Michael Featherstone, Bill Fielding, Ben Hardy, Mark Hearn, Robert Landry III, Keith Lowe, Cynthia McCarty, Bill Scroggins, Cynthia Sneed, John Sneed, Christopher Westley;

College of Education and Professional Studies Joseph Akpan, Linda Allen, Jordan Barkley, Jimmy Barnes, Janet Bavonese, Cynthia Connor, Elizabeth Engley, Valerie Gamble, Teresa Gardner, Donna Herring, Celia Hilber, Kyoko Johns, Nina King, Jerry Kiser, William Kiser, Betty Morris, Charles Notar, Lynetta Owens, Gena Thornburg, Roland Thornburg, Kim Townsel, Hung Tseng, Melanie Wallace, Mike Zenanko;

College of Nursing Elizabeth Gulledge, Kim Helms, Rebecca Peinhardt, Christie Shelton, Phyllis Waits, Laura Walker;

Houston Cole Library John-Bauer Graham, Bethany Latham, Harry Nuttall, Laurie Phillips, Jodi Poe, Kim Stevens, Yingqi Tang.

Promotion (effective October 2013)

Associate Professor
Jimmy Barnes, Edwin Bellman, Michael Featherstone, Carley Knight, Keith Lowe, Paige McKerchar, Todd McKerchar, Joe Morgan, Glaucio Scremin, Melinda Staubs, Charlcie Vann, Melanie Wallace.

Professor Joseph Akpan, John-Bauer Graham, Jennifer Gross, Mijitaba Hamissou, James McIntyre, Lori Owens, Jodi Poe.

Tenure (effective Fall Semester 2013)
Jimmy Barnes, Michael Featherstone, Carley Knight, Keith Lowe, Thomas McCutchen, Paige McKerchar, Todd McKerchar, Lou Reinisch, Glaucio Scremin, Melinda Staubs, Charlcie Vann, Melanie Wallace.

Scholar

Russel Lemmons, Wuhan

Service Pin Recipients

Ten Years- Timothy Barnett, Wendy Freeland, Carl Gooding, Pitt Harding, Andrew Helms, Bethany Latham, Nancy Mellen, Nancy Stewart, Teresa Stricklin, Nathan Wight.

Fifteen Years- Dee Barclift, Edwin Bellman, Shawn Carter, Sherron Deweese, Jessie Godbey, Katherine Johnson, Sri Krishnaprasad, Thomas Leathrum, Keith Lowe, James McIntyre, Mark Meade, James Rayburn, Susan Sellers, Robyn Snider, Kim Stevens, Shelia Webb, Laura Weinkauf.

Twenty Years- Carmine DiBiase, Ardie Dial, Russel Lemmons, Roger Sauterer.

Twenty-Five Years- Lewis Clements.

Thirty-Five Years- Adrian Aveni, Harry Holstein, Michael Marker, William Palya.

Forty Years- Myrtice Collins, Steve Whitton.

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