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Gallery of Excellence

Terrell Library Atrium, Pullman, WA 99164

About the event

Join us to meet the 2022 College of Arts and Sciences award winners and learn about their impact on the WSU community. Learn more at!

Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty
Craig Hemmens, criminal justice and criminology

Outstanding Career Achievement
Choong-Shik Yoo, chemistry and Institute for Shock Physics

Mid-Career Achievement
Danh Pham, music
Melissa Parkhurst, music

Early Career Achievement
Xiaofeng Guo, chemistry
Nikolaus Overtoom, history

Interdisciplinary Catalyst
Nikolaos Voulgarakis, mathematics and statistics
Luz Maria Gordillo, history (WSU Vancouver)

Faculty Teaching Awards

Lutz Teaching Excellence Award
Stephanie Porter, biological sciences (WSU Vancouver)

Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
Jennifer Thigpen, history

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring
Laurie Mercier, history (WSU Vancouver)

Excellence in Teaching by Career Track Faculty Member
Gunjan Gakhar, biological sciences (WSU Vancouver)

Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Lawrence Hatter, history

Faculty Service Awards

Excellence in Professional Service
Dean Luethi, music

Excellence in Institutional Service
Jennifer Thigpen, history

Faculty Peer Mentoring
Mechthild Tegeder, biological sciences

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities
Krishna Jandhyala, mathematics and statistics

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Michael Allen, physics and astronomy

Public and Community Engagement
Cheryl Schultz, biological sciences (WSU Vancouver)

Staff Awards

Outstanding Career Staff Achievement
Glenn Miller, Eastlick Store manager

Mid-Career Staff Achievement
Ryan Rice, instruction & classroom support technician

Graduate Student Awards

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Erin Wiese, biological sciences

Master’s Student Achievement Award: Arts
Sarah Barnett, fine arts

Master’s Student Achievement Award: Humanities
Matthew Kollmer, English

Doctoral Student Achievement Award: Humanities
Lindsey Carman Williams, English

Doctoral Student Achievement Award: Sciences
Kristen Johnson, chemistry

Outstanding Seniors

(To be announced)




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