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Distinguished Faculty Awards

In 1977, Central Washington University initiated a program to honor professors who excel in teaching, scholarship/artistic accomplishment and 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:

2019

Matthew Altman: Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; PhD, University of Chicago, Distinguished Service

Yukari Amos Professor, Ed Development Teach & Learn; PHD, University of Washington, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Nathalie Kasselis: Professor, World Languages; PHD, Michigan State University, Distinguished Teaching

2018

Laurie Moshier: Senior Lecturer, World Languages and Cultures; PHA, University of Washington, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Ian Quitadamo: Professor, Biological Sciences; PhD, Washington State University, Distinguished Teaching

Charles Reasons: Professor, Law and Justice; PhD, Washington State University, Distinguished Service

Lori Sheeran: Professor, Anthropology; PhD, Ohio State University Columbus, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

2017

Patrick Lubinski, Professor, Anthropology; PhD, University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Teaching

Jason Knirck,Professor, History; PhD, Washington State University,Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Elaine Glenn, Senior Lecturer, Geography; MS, Brigham Young University,Distinguished Faculty Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2016

Katharine Whitcomb, Associate Professor/Professor, English; MFA, Norwich University, Distinguished Teaching

James Avey, Associate Professor, Management; PhD, University of Nebraska, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

2015

Phil Backlund, Professor, Communication; PhD, University of Denver, Distinguished Teaching

Wendy Bohrson, Geological Sciences; PhD, University of California, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Cynthia Coe, Philosophy and Religious Studies; PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Service

Maria Roditeleva-Wibe, Senior Lecturer, Music; PhD, Russian Institute of Art History, Distinguished Faculty Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2014

Shari Stoddard, Associate Professor, Art; PhD, Indiana University, Distinguished Teaching

Matthew Altman, Associate Professor, William O. Douglas Honors College; PhD, University of Chicago, Distinguished Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Lila Harper, Senior Lecturer, Provost/VP for Academic & Student Life; PhD, University of Oregon,Distinguished Faculty Non-Tenure Track Teaching

2013

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

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

Joan Cawley Crane , Senior Lecturerof Art, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Faculty 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

Stephen C. Jefferies: Professor of Physical Education, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1988

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1978

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

1977

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

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