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Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards 2019

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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2019 Distinguished Professor

 David D. Jaffee

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work (Sociology)

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2019 Distinguished Professor Runner-Up

Chip Klostermeyer

School of Computing

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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Jennifer Wesely 

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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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Paul Fadil 
Department of Management

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Alan Harris

School of Engineering (Electrical)

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award

The University of North Florida recognizes faculty members who perform meritoriously in scholarship. Therefore, four 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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Tracy Alloway 

Department of Psychology

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Daniel Dinsmore 

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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James Churilla 
Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

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Julie Ingersoll

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (Religious Studies)

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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Hanadi Hamadi 
Department of Health Administration

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Daniel Santavicca

Department of Physics

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David Waddell

Department of Biology

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Anne Pfister

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (Anthropology)

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Katherine Hooper

Department of Psychology

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John White

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

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Craig Hargis

Department of Construction Management

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Sarah Mattice

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (Philosophy)

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Pingying Zhang

Department of Management 

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Deborah Reed

Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education

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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Mary Beal

Department of Economics and Geography (Economics)

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Daniel Dinsmore

Department of Foundations and Secondary Education

Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award

The University of North Florida recognizes the importance of adjunct faculty who perform meritoriously in teaching. To that end, the university has made appropriations for Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Awards to be given in the Spring semester in recognition of excellence in teaching achieved during the past three calendar (including summer) terms.

Eligibility:

Any member of the UNF adjunct teaching faculty or clinical adjunct with classroom responsibilities, who has held a faculty appointment as an adjunct instructor or clinical supervisor for at least one semester during each of the three previous calendar years at UNF, and who has taught at least six (6) courses/section during that time is eligible to be nominated for these awards. Clinical Supervision does not equate to course instruction for the purpose of this award. Former Full-time UNF faculty are not eligible for this award. No winner of an Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award until the FIFTH year following receipt of the last award.

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Colleen Kalynych

Department of Public Health

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Jan Duggar

Department of Economics and Geography (Economics)

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Heidi Manzone

Department of History

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Dianne Taylor

Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management

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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Josh Gellers

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

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Sericea Stallings-Smith
Department of Public Health

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.        

Eligibility:

All UNF faculty, staff and students are eligible.

Nominations may be made by any person and self-nominations are acceptable as long as eligibility criteria are met. Nominators should describe the nominee's commitment, as demonstrated by their exemplary efforts.

 

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Sheila Spivey

Department of Diversity Initiatives

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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Valerie Stevenson
Controller

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award is presented annually by Academic Affairs to undergraduate 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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Melissa Tucker

Hicks Honors College

Presidential Professorships

John A. Delaney Presidential Professor Terry Presidential Professor

Application (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:

The John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship: