Honorees at the Faculty Excellence Awards (front row, left to right) Kei Nomaguchi, Kristine Blair, Marilyn Shrude and Toni Sondergeld; (back row, left to
right) Paul Johnson, Stephen Demuth, Ronald Scherer, Michael Coomes, and Mikhail Zamkov. (Not pictured: Laney Fugett)
FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS SHOWCASE STELLAR ACHIEVEMENT
The University celebrated the achievements and contributions of its faculty April 16 at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
Dr. Michael Coomes,
higher education and student affairs, was named the 2014 Master Teacher, the highest teaching award given by the University. His student nominators cited
his commitment to their success and to the discipline.
Dr. Stephen Demuth, director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology, received the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award for his commitment to graduate
education at both the department and University level.
Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude,
one of the University's most accomplished and dedicated faculty members, was honored by Faculty Senate with the Lifetime Achievement Award. A professor of
musicology, composition and theory, Shrude is widely known as a composer.
Dr. Kristine Blair, chair of the English department, received this year's Recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. During her
tenure as departmental chair, Blair has led faculty and programmatic advancements.
lecturer and faculty adviser for the visual communication technology program, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate
Students. She is known for going the distance to help students succeed.
Dr. Paul Johnson,
leadership and policy studies, received the Recognition for Community Involvement especially for his engagement with the Ohio Schools Research and
Education Foundation, helping local school boards pass levies.
Dr. Ronald Scherer, communication sciences and disorders, was honored for being named a Distinguished Research Professor. Scherer has earned an international reputation for
his pioneering work on the aerodynamic and acoustics of the human vocal tract.
Dr. Mikhail Zamkov,
physics and astronomy, has compiled an impressive record of achievement in the short six and a half years since he began his work on nanomaterials. The
University recognized his success and the potential his research holds by presenting him the Olscamp Research Award.
Dr. Kei Nomaguchi,
sociology, has had an impact on the discipline, on students and on the public's understanding of the issues she primarily studies: parental and child
well-being and gender and families. She received the Outstanding Young Scholar Award.
Dr. Toni Sondergeld,
educational foundations, leadership and policy, addresses fundamental questions about educational assessment and makes the answers available and usable.
She was presented the Outstanding Young Scholar Award.