Faculty convocation celebrates teaching, scholarship

The 2014 Faculty Awards Convocation is pictured. This year's event is set for February 4 at the DeVos Center.
The 2014 Faculty Awards Convocation is pictured. This year's event is set for February 4 at the DeVos Center.

The annual Faculty Awards Convocation is set for Thursday, February 5, at 4 p.m. at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium.

Darren Walhof, professor of political science, will give the keynote address, “Just Teaching.” Walhof will also receive the University Outstanding Teaching Award.

Provost Gayle R. Davis will present other university awards for excellence. Recipients are listed below.

• Mary Bower Russa, professor of psychology, Outstanding Advising and Student Services Award;

• Yi Zhao, associate professor of political science, Outstanding Community Service Award;

• Anne Caillaud, associate professor of modern languages and literatures, Outstanding University Service Award;

• Jitendra Mishra, professor of management, Distinguished Contribution in a Discipline Award.

The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center will present Teaching Excellence Awards to Mary Bair, Susan Harrington, Lisa Kasmer, Thomas Pentecost and Jason Yancey.

Regina McClinton, associate professor of liberal studies, will receive the Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award. Robert Talbert, associate professor of mathematics, will receive the Pew Teaching with Technology Award, and Michael Braid, from movement science, will receive the Pew Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty.

The Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence will present awards to Tara Cornelius-Reece, Amorak Huey, Richard Lord, Aaron Lowen, Donald Mitchell, Medar Serrata and Bradley Wallar.

Two faculty members, Stanton Lindquist and Harvey Nikkel, will receive awards for 40 years of service. Other milestone awards will be presented to faculty with 25, 30 and 35 years of service.