Outstanding Faculty Awards 2014-2015

The University of North Florida is proud of the academic and professional accomplishments of its faculty. The many personal and collaborative achievements noted here illustrate the commitment to teaching, scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community.    


Distinguished Professor Award

The Distinguished Professor Award is presented annually to a University of North Florida faculty member who has a balanced record of distinction at UNF in all three areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The award includes an honorarium of $6,000, a commemorative plaque, the listing of the recipient's name on a permanent University plaque, and an invitation to deliver the Fall Academic Convocation address. This award is made possible through unrestricted gifts to the UNF Foundation, Inc. 

Eligibility:

Any regular, full-time member of the UNF faculty who holds the rank of full or associate professor, is eligible for the award except for past recipients of the award and persons serving on the Screening Committee.

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2014-2015 Distinguished Professor

Carolyn B. Stone

Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management 

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2014-2015 Distinguished Professor Runner-Up

C. Dominik Güss

Department of Psychology

Community Engaged Scholarship Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize faculty members who perform meritoriously in the area of Community Engaged Scholarship. 

Eligibility:

Any full-time tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty is eligible to be considered for the Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award.  No Community Engaged Scholarship awardee shall be eligible for another Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award until the fifth year following the receipt of the last award.

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Jeffry A. Will

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Outstanding Faculty Service Award

The University of North Florida recognizes faculty members who perform meritoriously in service to the University, the community, and their profession, with a special emphasis on service to the University. Therefore, two Outstanding Faculty Service Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation. The award includes an honorarium of $2,500 and a commemorative plaque.

Eligibility:

Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty who has seven years of full-time regular employment at the University is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Time served in visiting and adjunct positions does not count toward eligibility.

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Matthew T. Corrigan

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

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Susan M. Perez

Department of Psychology

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award

The University of North Florida recognizes faculty members who perform meritoriously in scholarship. Therefore, three Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards are made possible through unrestricted gifts to the University of North Florida Foundation. The award includes an honorarium of $2,500 and a commemorative plaque. 

Eligibility:

Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty who has seven years of full-time regular employment at the University is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. Time served in visiting and adjunct positions does not count toward eligibility.

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Brian J. Fisak

Department of Psychology

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Stephen Heywood

Department of Art and Design

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Cliff Ross

Department of Biology

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards (10) are to be given in the Spring in recognition of excellence in teaching achieved during the previous two academic years.

Eligibility:

Any full-time member of the UNF regular teaching faculty, who has held a regular faculty appointment at the rank of Laboratory Lecturer with "instructor-of-record" status, Senior Instructor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least four (4) undergraduate courses during that time is eligible to be nominated for these awards.

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Carolyne Ali-Khan 

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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Tracy P. Alloway

Department of Psychology

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Peter S. Brown

Department of Art and Design

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Pieter J. de Jong

Department of Accounting and Finance

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Leslie G. Kaplan

Honors and Scholars Program

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Christos Lampropoulos

Department of Chemistry

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Chung-Ping Loh

Department of Economics and Geography

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Julie W. Merten

Department of Public Health

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Aaron Spaulding

Department of Public Health

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Dong-Yuan Wang

Department of Psychology

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award is to be given annually in recognition of excellence in graduate teaching during the previous two academic years. 

Eligibility:

Any full-time member of the UNF teaching faculty, who has held an in-rank faculty appointment and has been designated as graduate faculty for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least three graduate courses during that time.

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Eric G. Johnson

Department of Biology

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Lori J. Lange

Department of Psychology

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award (Individual Winner)

Developed by the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to acknowledge and honor exemplary efforts that promote, foster and demonstrate understanding and appreciation for advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus.

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Otilia Salmon

Foundations and Secondary Education

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award (Organizational Winner)

Developed by the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to acknowledge and honor exemplary efforts that promote, foster and demonstrate understanding and appreciation for advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus. 

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award

To recognize and facilitate scholarly productivity in the area of diversity and inclusion. 

Eligibility:

Faculty members eligible for such award must hold a full time faculty position at the University of North Florida.

Proposals will be accepted from those beginning research in diversity and inclusion and those with previous achievements in the area.

No more than two awards will be given in any one year.

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Christopher Johnson

(Team research with Chiradip Chatterjee)

Department of Economics

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Chiradip Chatterjee 

(Team research with Christopher Johnson)

Department of Economics

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Curtis Phills

Department of Psychology

Outstanding International Service Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize USPS/Administrative staff members who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the internationalization of the University by enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and support of international activities and therefore creating a campus climate conducive to an international ethos.

Eligibility:

Nominees for this award must be a regular UNF staff (A&P or USPS) with at least a .5 FTE and a 9- to 12-month appointment. No winner of an Outstanding International Service Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding International Service Award until the fifth year following receipt of the last award.

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Leanne Thomas

Controller's Office

Outstanding International Leadership Award

The University of North Florida wants to recognize Full or Associate Professors who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the international education of our students.

Eligibility:

Any full time member of the University of North Florida faculty with the rank of Full or Associate professor for one and the rank of Assistant professor for the second is eligible to be considered for an Outstanding International Leadership Award. No winner of an Outstanding International Leadership Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding International Leadership Award until the fifth year following receipt of the last award.

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Raymond W. Gaddy

Department of Art and Design

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Marnie C. Jones

Department of English

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award is presented annually by the Academic Affairs to undergraduate academic advisors who have made outstanding contributions to the field of academic advising for the year preceding the award application. 

Eligibility:

Recipients may be nominated by university faculty members, academic advisors, or students, are selected by a committee of former award winners, a faculty member, students, and a university staff, and receive a $2,000 prize.

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LeAnn Anderson

Department of Psychology

Presidential Professorships

John A. Delaney Presidential Professor 

Terry Presidential Professor 

Application (Delaney Presidential Professor application, 2014) CLOSED

Purpose: To recognize and facilitate the scholarly productivity of distinguished faculty 

Eligibility:

Selection Criteria -- Faculty members eligible for such appointment:  


1. must hold tenure at the rank of full Professor at the University of North Florida. 
2. must have a strong record of significant scholarly accomplishment in the form of publications, grants, collaborations, or any discipline-specific index of achievement. 
3. have never held a Presidential Professorship at the University of North Florida. 

 

The Terry Presidential Professorship: 

Professor Lev Gasparov, Department of Physics, Terry Presidential Professor (2013-2016) Read Press Release

Professor Thomas Pekarek, Department of Physics, Terry Presidential Professor (2010-2013) Read Press Release 
Professor Gary Smart, Department of Music, Terry Presidential Professor (2006-2009) Read Press Release 


The John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship: 

Professor Kenneth Laali, Department of Chemistry, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2014-2017) Read Press Release

Professor Andrew Buchwalter, Department of Philosophy, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2011-2014) Read Press Release
Professor Gregory Ahearn, Department of Biology, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2008-2011) 
Professor David Courtwright, Department of History, John A. Delaney Presidential Professor (2005-2008) Read Press Release