Faculty Achievement Awards

ASU’s Faculty Achievement Awards celebrate the top intellectual and creative contributions in service, teaching and scholarship in natural sciences/math, humanities/literary work or social sciences. Nominations are made annually by deans or divisional deans. The first class of recipients was named in 2007. Please click on the year(s) below to read about the accomplishments of these honorees.

2015

2015 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

James Elser

Faculty Achievement Research Award

James Elser
School of Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Christopher Wharton

Faculty Achievement Service Award

Christopher Wharton
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
College of Health Solutions

Chad Johnson

Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math

Chad Johnson
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Hallie Eakin

Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math

Hallie Eakin
School of Sustainability
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

2014

2014 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/MathJohn M. 'Marty' Anderies
School of Sustainability
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Young InvestigatorCandace K. Chan
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/MathJohn Chaput
Biodesign Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research in Humanities and Literary WorkSabine M. Feisst
School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Defining Edge Research in Humanities and Literary WorkJohn Shanklin Gilkeson Jr.
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, New College
Excellence in Curricular InnovationMark P. Haunschild
School of Letters and Sciences
Best InnovationHanqing Jiang
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Best Professional ApplicationErik W. Johnston
Center for Policy Informatics, College of Public Programs
Excellence in Curricular InnovationMark J. Lodato
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Young InvestigatorVeronica J. Santos
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Social SciencesDan Silverman
Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business
Best Professional ApplicationMichael D. White
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs

2013

2013 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Excellence in Curricular InnovationMiles Orchinik
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Best Performance or ArtworkStephen Marc
School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Natural Sciences/MathRoy Curtiss III
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Natural Sciences/MathBen A. Minteer
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Professional ApplicationMichelene T. H. Chi
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Professional ApplicationJonathan Ketcham
W. P. Carey School of Business
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Social SciencesCassia Spohn
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – InnovationDavid H. Frakes
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Young InvestigatorS. Banu Ozkan
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Young InvestigatorZhen Zhang
W. P. Carey School of Business

2012

2012 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
The Writer's Studio: Excellence in Curricular InnovationAndrew Bourelle
School of Letters and Sciences
Tiffany Bourelle
School of Letters and Sciences
Sherry Rankins-Robertson
School of Letters and Sciences
Duane Roen
School of Letters and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: InnovationR. Bruce Doak
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Humanities/Literary WorkAnne Feldhaus
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/MathPetra Fromme
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young InvestigatorDaniel J. Hruschka
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art WorkT. R. Hummer
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional ApplicationAjay S. Vinzé
Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business

2011

2011 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Humanities/Literary WorkClaudia Sadowski-Smith
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/MathGro V. Amdam
School of Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/MathMartha R. McCartney
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social ScienceCurtis W. Marean
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young InvestigatorEli P. Fenichel
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: InnovationSidney Hecht
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art WorkMelissa Pritchard
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Excellence in Classroom Performance: 
Undergraduate Instruction
Amber Wutich
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Public Programs
Excellence in Classroom Performance: 
Undergraduate Student Mentoring
Peter Jurutka
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

2010

2010 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional ApplicationJay Blanchard
Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, College of Teacher Education and Leadership
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/MathWillem Vermaas
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/MathJohn Kouvetakis
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math

José Menéndez
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social ScienceGary Schwartz
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young InvestigatorGerardo Chowell-Puente
School of Human Evolution and Social Chang, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art WorkT. M. McNally
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Excellence in Classroom Performance: 
Undergraduate Instruction
Karen Gerdes
School of Social Work, College of Public Programs
Excellence in Classroom Performance: Undergraduate InstructionValerie Stout
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Excellence in Classroom Performance: Undergraduate Student MentoringRonald Rutowski
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2009

2009 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional ApplicationsSteven Corman
School of Human Communication,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional ApplicationsFernando Ponce
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social ScienceScott Decker
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social ScienceSally Kitch
Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young InvestigatorHenry Sodano
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young InvestigatorAndrei Belitsky
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art WorkJohn Risseeuw
School of Art, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts
Excellence in Classroom Performance: in Undergraduate InstructionSusan Larson
Elementary Education, Division of Teacher Preparation, College of Teacher Education and Leadership
Excellence in Classroom Performance: in Undergraduate Student MentoringPatricia Murphy
School of Letters and Sciences

2008

2008 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Best Performance or Art WorkMary Hood
School of Art, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts
Best Professional ApplicationRonald Perry
School of Public Affairs, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research in HumanitiesAyanna Thompson
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/MathBruce Rittmann
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Social ScienceMarco Janssen
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Social ScienceV. Kerry Smith
Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business
Excellence in Classroom PerformanceKevin Dalton
Barrett, the Honors College
Excellence in Classroom PerformanceCarol Schwalbe
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Excellence in Student MentoringPamela Marshall
Integrated Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Young InvestigatorCody Friesen
School of Materials, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Young InvestigatorMichael Niles
School of Social Work, College of Public Programs

2007

2007 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

AwardRecipient
Best Art WorkSusan Beiner
School of Art
Best PerfomanceJacob Pinholster
School of Theater and Film
Best Professional ApplicationRonald Adrian
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Defining Edge Research in HumanitiesMargaret Walker
Department of Philosophy
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/MathStuart Lindsay
Department of Physics
Joe Wang
Department of Chemical Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Public PolicyJohn Stuart Hall
School of Public Affairs
Most Influential Paper, ResearchOtto Sankey
Department of Physics
Most Significant InventionMichael Kozicki
Department of Electrical Engineering
Young Investigator, ResearchManfred Laubichler
School of Life Sciences
Design ImperativesPrasad Borakdar
Department of Industrial Design
Scott Ridley
Department of Elementary Education
Service AwardsCarlton Yoshioka
Department of Community Resources and Development
John Lynch
Barrett Honors College
Teaching PerformanceJacquelyn Scott Lynch
Barrett Honors College
Mark Manfredo
Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness
Student MentoringGlenn Hurlbert
Department of Mathmatics and Statistics
Diane Facinelli
Barrett Honors College
Instructional PedagogyJames Adams
School of Materials