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.

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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

Award Recipient
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math John M. 'Marty' Anderies
School of Sustainability
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Young Investigator Candace K. Chan
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math John Chaput
Biodesign Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research in Humanities and Literary Work Sabine M. Feisst
School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Defining Edge Research in Humanities and Literary Work John Shanklin Gilkeson Jr.
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, New College
Excellence in Curricular Innovation Mark P. Haunschild
School of Letters and Sciences
Best Innovation Hanqing Jiang
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Best Professional Application Erik W. Johnston
Center for Policy Informatics, College of Public Programs
Excellence in Curricular Innovation Mark J. Lodato
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Young Investigator Veronica J. Santos
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Social Sciences Dan Silverman
Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business
Best Professional Application Michael D. White
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs

2013

2013 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
Excellence in Curricular Innovation Miles Orchinik
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Best Performance or Artwork Stephen Marc
School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Natural Sciences/Math Roy Curtiss III
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Natural Sciences/Math Ben A. Minteer
School of Life Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Professional Application Michelene T. H. Chi
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Professional Application Jonathan Ketcham
W. P. Carey School of Business
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Social Sciences Cassia Spohn
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Innovation David H. Frakes
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Young Investigator S. Banu Ozkan
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research and Creative Work – Young Investigator Zhen Zhang
W. P. Carey School of Business

2012

2012 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
The Writer's Studio: Excellence in Curricular Innovation Andrew 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: Innovation R. Bruce Doak
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Humanities/Literary Work Anne Feldhaus
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math Petra Fromme
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young Investigator Daniel J. Hruschka
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art Work T. R. Hummer
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional Application Ajay S. Vinzé
Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business

2011

2011 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Humanities/Literary Work Claudia Sadowski-Smith
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math Gro V. Amdam
School of Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math Martha R. McCartney
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social Science Curtis W. Marean
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young Investigator Eli P. Fenichel
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Innovation Sidney Hecht
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art Work Melissa 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

Award Recipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional Application Jay Blanchard
Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, College of Teacher Education and Leadership
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math Willem Vermaas
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Natural Sciences/Math John 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 Science Gary Schwartz
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young Investigator Gerardo Chowell-Puente
School of Human Evolution and Social Chang, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art Work T. 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 Instruction Valerie Stout
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Excellence in Classroom Performance: Undergraduate Student Mentoring Ronald Rutowski
School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2009

2009 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional Applications Steven Corman
School of Human Communication,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Professional Applications Fernando Ponce
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social Science Scott Decker
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Social Science Sally Kitch
Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young Investigator Henry Sodano
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Young Investigator Andrei Belitsky
Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities: Best Performance or Art Work John Risseeuw
School of Art, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts
Excellence in Classroom Performance: in Undergraduate Instruction Susan Larson
Elementary Education, Division of Teacher Preparation, College of Teacher Education and Leadership
Excellence in Classroom Performance: in Undergraduate Student Mentoring Patricia Murphy
School of Letters and Sciences

2008

2008 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
Best Performance or Art Work Mary Hood
School of Art, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts
Best Professional Application Ronald Perry
School of Public Affairs, College of Public Programs
Defining Edge Research in Humanities Ayanna Thompson
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math Bruce Rittmann
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Social Science Marco 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 Science V. Kerry Smith
Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business
Excellence in Classroom Performance Kevin Dalton
Barrett, the Honors College
Excellence in Classroom Performance Carol Schwalbe
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Excellence in Student Mentoring Pamela Marshall
Integrated Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Young Investigator Cody Friesen
School of Materials, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Young Investigator Michael Niles
School of Social Work, College of Public Programs

2007

2007 Faculty Achievement Award recipients

Award Recipient
Best Art Work Susan Beiner
School of Art
Best Performance Jacob Pinholster
School of Theater and Film
Best Professional Application Ronald Adrian
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Humanities Margaret Walker
Department of Philosophy
Defining Edge Research in Natural Sciences/Math Stuart Lindsay
Department of Physics
Joe Wang
Department of Chemical Engineering
Defining Edge Research in Public Policy John Stuart Hall
School of Public Affairs
Most Influential Paper, Research Otto Sankey
Department of Physics
Most Significant Invention Michael Kozicki
Department of Electrical Engineering
Young Investigator, Research Manfred Laubichler
School of Life Sciences
Design Imperatives Prasad Borakdar
Department of Industrial Design
Scott Ridley
Department of Elementary Education
Service Awards Carlton Yoshioka
Department of Community Resources and Development
John Lynch
Barrett Honors College
Teaching Performance Jacquelyn Scott Lynch
Barrett Honors College
Mark Manfredo
Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness
Student Mentoring Glenn Hurlbert
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Diane Facinelli
Barrett Honors College
Instructional Pedagogy James Adams
School of Materials

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