LAS announces 2018 award winners

Congratulations to the following College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty and staff who are recipients of LAS Awards!

LAS Awards

Early Achievement in Teaching Award
Ranpal Dosanjh, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies
Jan Boyles, assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Kevin Kasper, lecturer in statistics

Outstanding Teaching Award
Dan Nordman, professor of statistics
David Peterson, professor of political science
Barbara Blakely, associate professor of English
Deb Gibson, senior lecturer, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, Meredith Professional in Residence
Mark Hunacek, senior lecturer of mathematics

Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching Award
Neysa Goodman, lecturer of world languages and cultures
Man Basnet, lecturer of mathematics

Early Achievement in Research Award
Rebecca Flint, assistant professor of physics and astronomy
Michele Schaal, assistant professor of world languages and cultures
Songting Luo, assistant professor of mathematics

Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award
Peng Liu, associate professor of statistics
Christian Meissner, professor of psychology
Mayly Sanchez, associate professor of physics and astronomy, Cassling Family Professor

Outstanding Career Achievement in Research Award
Douglas Gentile, professor of psychology
Yeon-Kyun Shin, Roy J. Carver Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Bing Yang, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology

Early Achievement in Academic Advising Award
Kevin Judge, academic adviser of music and theatre
Mason Babcock, academic adviser in student academic services

Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising
Elizabeth Zimmerman, academic adviser in student academic services

International Service Award
Tonglu Li, associate professor of world languages and cultures
Dean Adams, professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology

Achievement in Intellectual Property Award
Wenyu Huang, associate professor of chemistry

P&S Excellence Award
Suzanne Ankerstjerne, research associate in geological and atmospheric sciences
Trond Forre, glass shop supervisor in chemistry
Emily Olson, academic adviser in student academic services

P&S Outstanding New Professional Award
Jessica Hansen-Moench, academic adviser, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Eric Henely, systems analyst in the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology
Mark Woolley, program director of Engineering-LAS Online Learning

Diversity Award
Ann Oberhauser, professor of sociology

Merit Excellence Award
Melinda Howard, secretary of student academic services

Institutional Service Award
Joel Geske, associate professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Susan Stewart, professor of sociology
Jean-Pierre Taoutel, senior lecturer of world languages and cultures
Jarad Niemi, associate professor of statistics

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Leslie Hogben, professor of mathematics, Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics
Diane Bassham, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology
Daniela Dimitrova, professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Outstanding Teaching by a Lecturer Award
Janci Bronson, lecturer of music and theatre
Kelly Shaw, lecturer of political science
Kristin Stoner, lecturer of English

Jerry Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award in Humanities and Social Sciences
Julia Dominguez, associate professor of world languages and cultures

Cassling Family Faculty Award
Ranpal Dosanjh, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies
Dan Nordman, professor of statistics

LAS Awards will be presented at the Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on September 12, in the Memorial Union.