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Distinguished Professor Awards

In 1977, Central Washington University initiated a program to honor professors who excel in teaching, research/artistic accomplishment and public service. The honorees' names are placed on a continuing plaque and they receive a monetary bonus during the award year. The honorees to date are:

1977

Chester Z. Keller:  Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Distinguished Teaching

1978

Curt A. Wiberg:   Professor of Biology, M.S., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

1979

William F. Cutlip:  Professor of Mathematics, Ph.D., Michigan Statue University, Distinguished Teaching
Martin R. Kaatz:  Professor of Geography, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Distinguished Public Service
George Macinko:  Professor of Geography, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Distinguished Research

1980

Dee R. Eberhart:  Professor of Geography, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Distinguished Public Service
Kenneth A. Hammond:  Professor of Geography, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Distinguished Teaching
Stamford D. Smith:  Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Distinguished Teaching

1981

Robert D. Bentley:  Professor of Geology, Ph.D., Columbia University, Distinguished Research
Marco G. Bicchieri:  Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Distinguished Teaching

1982

Barbara M. Brummett:  Associate Professor of Music, M.M., Wichita State University, Distinguished Public Service
Patrick R. O'Shaughnessy:  Professor of Accounting, M.B.A., Washington State University, Distinguished Teaching
Robert M. Panerio:  Professor of Music, M.Ed., Central Washington University, Distinguished Research

1983

Terry L. DeVietti:  Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Utah, Distinguished Research
Leo D Nicolson:  Professor of Physical Education, M.Ed., Central Washington University, Distinguished Teaching
Dorothy M. Purser:  Associate Professor of Physical Education, M.Ed., University of Idaho, Distinguished Public Service

1984

Donald W. Cummings:  Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching
Leonard C. Duncan:  Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Research
John F Moawad:  Associate Professor of Music., M.Ed., Central Washington University, Distinguished Public Service

1985

Ronald J. Boles:  Professor of Science Education and Biology, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Teaching
Robert E. Pacha:  Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Research
Allen C Vautier:  Associate Professor of Accounting, J.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service

1986

Kenneth A. Briggs:  Professor of Health Education, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, Distinguished Public Service
William B Owen:  Professor of Mathematics, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Distinguished Teaching

1987

Anthony Canedo:  Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching
Wolfgang W. Franz:  Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Washington State University, Distinguished Public Service
Cynthia S. Krieble:  Professor of Art, M.F.A., Stanford University, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment

1988

Richard S. Mack:  Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Distinguished Research

1989

Laura L. Appleton:  Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, Distinguished Teaching
James E. Brooks:  Professor of Geography and Land Studies, Ph.D., University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service
Roger S. Fouts:  Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, Distinguished Research

1990

Peter M Burkholder:  Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D., Tulane University, Distinguished Teaching
Edward P. Klucking:  Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, Distinguished Research

1991

Makiko Doi:  Associate Professor of Library Science, University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service
Thomas J. Kerr:  Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Syracuse University, Distinguished Teaching
Christian I. Schneider:  Professor of German, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, Distinguished Research

1992

Elbert E. Bilyeu:  Professor of Spanish, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Distinguished Teaching
Donald J. Cocheba:  Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Washington State University, Distinguished Research

1993

Robert J. Carbaugh:  Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Distinguished Teaching
Glenn A. Madsen:  Professor of Education, Ed.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

1994

William V. Dunning:  Professor of Art, M.F.A., University of Illinois, Distinguished ArtisticAccomplishment
Gary W. Heesaker:  Professor of Accounting, M.B.A., University of Washington, C.P.A., Distinguished Public Service
David G. Lygre:  Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., University of North Dakota, Distinguished Teaching

1995 Carlos E. Martin:  Professor of Spanish, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Distinguished Teaching
Kent D. Richards:  Professor of History, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Research

1996

A. James Hawkins:  Professor of Theatre Arts, M.A., Sacramento State College, Distinguished Public Service
John Q. Ressler:  Professor of Geography, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Carolyn C. Schactler:  Professor of Clothing and Textiles, M.A., Central Washington University, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

1997

James L. Nimnicht:  Professor of Business Administration, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Distinguished Teaching
Rogert H. Yu:  Professor of Physics, Ph.D., Montana State University, Distinguished Research

1998

Morris L. Uebelacker:  Associate Professor of Geography, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Hal J. Ott:  Professor of Music, D.M., Florida State University, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention
Norman J. Gierlasinski:  Professor of Accounting, D.B.Admin., Nova University, Distinguished Public Service

1999

David L. Gee:  Professor of Foods and Nutrition, Ph.D., University of California at Davis, Distinguished Teaching
Karen J. Blair:  Professor of History, Ph.D., State University of NY, Distinguished Research/ArtisticAccomplishment &Invention
Stephen C. Jefferies:  Professor of Physical Education, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

2000 Terry L. Martin:  Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Patricia A. Callaghan:  Professor of English, D.A., University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

2001

Larry D. Gookin:  Professor of Music, M.M., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Ethan Bergman:  Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, Ph.D., Washington State University, Distinguished Public Service
Robert J. Carbaugh:  Professor of Economics, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment & Invention

2002

David M. Darda:  Professor of Biological Sciences, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching
Mark W. Halprin:  Professor of English, M.F.A., State University of Iowa, Distinguished Research/ArtisticAccomplishment & Invention
Corwin P. King:  Professor of Communication, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Distinguished Public Service

2003

David W. Carns:  Professor of Industrial and Engineering Technology, M.S., Oregon State University, Distinguished Teaching
James G. Pappas:  Professor of Teacher Education, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Distinguished Public Service
Raza Alla Ditta Choudary:  Professor of Mathematics, Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

2004

Bruce Palmquist:  Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Distinguished Public Service
Lisa Weyandt:  Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

2005

Natalie Lefkowitz:  Professor Spanish and French; PhD., University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching
John Pickett:  Professor of Music; D.M., Indiana University, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

2006

Vince Nethery:  Professor Health, Human Performance, and Recreation; PhD., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Keith Lewis:  Professor of Art; M.F.A., Kent State University, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Jan Bowers:  Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Distinguished Public Service

2007

Gerald Stacy:  Professor of English; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Distinguished Teaching
Peter Saunders:  Professor of Economics; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Jeffrey Dippmann:  Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Distinguished Service

2008

Scott Lewis:  Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., Oregon State State University, Distinguished Teaching
Chenyang Li:  Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Martha Kurtz:  Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Distinguished Service

2009

Roxanne Easley:  Professor of History; Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching
Joseph Powell:  Professor of English; MFA., Florida International University, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Robert Holtfreter:  Professor of Accounting, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Distinguished Service
Matthew Altman:  Director of the William O' Douglas Honors College and Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2010

Susan Lonborg:  Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Ohio State University, Distinguished Teaching
Not Awarded:   Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Peter Gries:  Professor of Music, DM, University of Oregon, Distinguished Service
Ruthi Erdman:  Senior Lecturer, English, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2011

Laila Abdalla:  Professor of English; Ph.D., McGill University, Canada, Distinguished Teaching
Vijay Singh:   Professor of Music; MS, Portland State University, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment
Bobby Cummings:  Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Distinguished Service
Sharon Rosell:  Professor of Physics, MS, University of Washington, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2012

Anthony Gabriel:  Professor of Geography, PhD. University of Guelph, Canada, Distinguished Research

Jeffrey Snedeker:  Professor of Music, DMA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Distinguished Service

2013

Karl Lillquist, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Utah, Distinguished Teaching

Daniel Herman, Professor of History, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished  Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Joan Cawley Crane, Senior Lecturer of Art, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Faculty Non-Tenure Track Teaching