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College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards



May 22, 2018

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

Please join us in recognizing the outstanding faculty members who have gone above and beyond to further our College’s mission and advance the future of our University.

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TEACHING AWARDS

Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Presented to an adjunct faculty member that exemplifies the highest quality of teaching and mentorship of students

  • Lynn Levin, MFA, Department of English & Philosophy

Barbara G. Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence
Presented to a teaching faculty member that exemplifies the highest quality of teaching and pedagogical innovation and rigor

  • Jonathan Seitz, PhD, Department of History

Bridge Funding Support Award
Presented to tenured or tenure-track faculty members to support activities associated with grant applications that demonstrate potential for funding

  • Michael Akins, PhD, Department of Biology
  • Tali Gidalevitz, PhD, Department of Biology

Career Development Award
Awarded to early-career, tenure-track faculty to develop mentor relationships and networks, nationally or internationally, to create long-term collaborations

  • Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD, Department of Psychology
  • Ryan Petrie, PhD, Department of Biology
  • Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD, Department of Chemistry

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
Presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated the highest achievements in teaching

  • Jonathan Seitz, PhD, Department of History

Evidence-Based Teaching Award in STEM
Presented to a full-time, tenure-track or teaching faculty member in a STEM department who has demonstrated effective use of pedagogical strategies for teaching students, and who has developed innovative approaches in the classroom

  • Christina Love, PhD, Department of Physics

Exemplary Academic Advising Award
Presented to an academic adviser on the basis of qualities and practices that distinguish them as an outstanding adviser

  • Mark Costello, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Summer Research Award
Presented to tenured and tenure-track faculty to support research activities that will enhance their careers and increase their contributions to Drexel

  • Vincent Duclos, PhD, Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages
  • Christian Hunold, PhD, Department of Politics
  • Alison Kenner, PhD, Department of Politics
  • Jason Orne, PhD, Department of Sociology
  • Jason Weckstein, PhD, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science

Provost’s Career Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity
Presented in recognition of a faculty member who has sustained an extraordinarily high level of scholarly activities that have had a major impact on the greater community, both internally and externally

  • Mimi Sheller, PhD, Department of Sociology

Provost’s Early Career Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity
Presented in recognition of a faculty member who has demonstrated unusual excellence in their scholarly field and who is considered an emerging leader in that field

  • Phillip Ayoub, PhD, Department of Politics

Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards
Presented to support the scholarly and creative activities of faculty members with an emphasis on fields and projects where limited external funding is available

  • Gabriella Ibieta, PhD, Department of English & Philosophy, Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages
  • Harriet Levin Millan, MFA, Department of English & Philosophy
  • Gwen Ottinger, PhD, Department of Politics

Scholarly Materials and Research Equipment Award
Presented to tenured or tenure-track faculty members to support the acquisition of materials, equipment, software, systems, library collections or other non-personnel items that will enhance their research enterprise

  • Elias Spiliotis, PhD, Department of Biology

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AWARDS

The Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty
Presented to a tenure-track assistant professor in support of his or her research

  • Jordan M. Hyatt, JD, PhD, Department of Criminology & Justice Studies
  • Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, PhD, Department of Physics

Teaching Excellence Award
Presented to a tenure-track assistant professor who has demonstrated unusual excellence and innovation in teaching

  • Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD, Department of History, Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages

TENURE AND PROMOTION

Promotion to Professor

  • Ted Daeschler, PhD, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Scott Warnock, PhD, Department of English & Philosophy
  • J. Douglas Wright, PhD, Department of Mathematics

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

  • Philip Ayoub, PhD, Department of Politics
  • André Carrington, PhD, Department of English & Philosophy
  • Tatyana Livshultz, PhD, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Marina Potapova, PhD, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Jennifer Stanford, PhD, Department of Biology
  • Gideon Simpson, PhD, Department of Mathematics
  • Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD, Department of Communication

Promotion to Teaching Professor

  • Lloyd Ackert, PhD, Department of History
  • Karen Cristiano, Department of Communication
  • Marna Mozeff, Department of Mathematics
  • Jonathan Seitz, PhD, Department of History

Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor

  • Susan Gurney, PhD, Department of Biology
  • Cyndi Rickards, EDD, Department of Criminology & Justice Studies
  • Maria Volynsky, Department of English & Philosophy

Promotion to Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Margene Petersen, Department of English & Philosophy

AWARDED EMERITUS STATUS

  • Justin Smith, PhD, Department of Mathematics