Previous Graduate Awards

The Department of History at Bowling Green State University annually recognizes outstanding performances of graduate students as educators, researchers, and departmental citizens. The department awards the following:

Lawrence Freidman Award for Outstanding Dissertation: 

A faculty panel considers the research output of Doctoral candidates and rewards a department-wide Outstanding Dissertation Award. The process also serves to distinguish the department's submission to the BGSU-wide dissertation competition. Previous recipients:

1993-1994            Deborah K. Scerbicke

1995-1996            William T. Allison

1995-1996            Jay C. Martin

1996-1997            Tatyana A. Dumova

2000-2001           Lewie H. Reece

2001-2002            James Buss

2002-2003           Robert S. Smith

2003-2004           C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

2004-2005           Michael Kimaid

2005-2006            Donald C. Eberle

2006-2007            David R. Haus

2007-2008            Steven Pedler

2008-2009           Luke Nichter

2009-2010            George Griffin

2010-2011              Michael Kithinji

2011-2012              William S. Smith II

2012-2013              Steven Pedler

2013-2014              Christian M Lengyel

2014-2015              Jay Martin Perry

2015-2016              Ethan Bowers

Outstanding Research Paper:

A faculty panel considers the research output of Master's and Doctoral students to determine the department-wide Outstanding Research Paper. This work is typically a seminar paper, written for a class during the same calendar year. Previous recipients: 

2004-2005            John Ellis

2005-2006            Meredith Clark-Wiltz

2006-2007            Soren L. Fanning

2007-2008            Shirley L. Green

2008-2009           Stephanie R. Gaskill

2009-2010            Gary A. Cirelli

2010-2011              Kristen L. Dute

2011-2012               Kevin Moore

2012-2013              Timothy Prindle

2013-2014              Chloe Koscheva-Scissons

2014-2015              Joseph Lueck

2015-2016              Joseph Lueck

Bernard Sternsher Award for Outstanding Teaching: 

 A faculty panel considers the educational output of student instructors to determine the department-wide Outstanding Teaching Award. The faculty consider course assignment, student evaluations, and their own audits of the instructor's course. The recipient is also entered into the university-wide award consideration. Previous recipients:

1991-1992             Deborah Scerbicke

1991-1992             William Allison

1992-1993            William Remle, Jr.

1994-1995            Christina Ashby-Martin

1994-1995            Kevin Jones-Kern

1995-1996            Xin-Zhu J. Chen

1996-1997            Jeffrey S. Cole

1997-1998            Mary J. Farmer

1998-1999            Matthew S. Young

1999-2000           G. Jack Benge

2000-2001           Robert S. Smith

2001-2002           Michael Kimaid

2002-2003          David R. Haus

2003-2004          Matthew L. Daley

2004-2005          Larry Cousineau

2005-2006            Maria Baldwin

2006-2007             James F. Rose

2007-2008             Erin N. McKenna

2008-2009            Shirley L. Green

2009-2010             Alvin Dwayne Beggs

                            Soren Fanning

2010-2011             Robert MacDonald

2011-2012             Dustin C. McLochlin

2012-2013             Rex A. Childers

2013-2014             Joe D. Faykosh

2014-2015             Michael A. Ginnetti

2015-2016             Lindsey Bauman

Outstanding Departmental Citizen:

A panel consisting of faculty and staff considers the contributions of Master's and Doctoral students to creating an environment conducive to learning and teaching. The department presents this award to the graduate student(s) who most clearly represents and demonstrates through actions the core values of service to the department, fostering community spirit, and a readiness to volunteer as needed. The award recognizes student achievement beyond the classroom to better foster the ideal of what it means to be an “outstanding departmental citizen.” Previous recipient: 

2008-2009            Alvin Dwayne Beggs

2009-2010             Joe D. Faykosh

2010-2011               Joe D. Faykosh

                               William S. Smith II 

2011-2012               Jay M. Perry 

                               Joe D. Faykosh (Distinguished Service)

2012-2013              Lisa Rose Lamson

2013-2014              Rachel C. Pawlowicz

2014-2015              Michael A. Ginnetti

2015-2016              Joseph Lueck