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2019 Faculty Award Winners

Celebrating faculty passion and expertise

Congratulations to all our 2019 Faculty Award winners from our Columbia and Palmetto College Regional campuses.  

This year's winners represent a wide range of disciplines and differ broadly in their individual styles and classroom methods, yet they all share a genuine commitment to their students and the ability to find creative, successful ways to convey their passion and expertise in the classroom. 

Pictures from the ceremony are available. 


Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Michael Angel, Ph.D., Carolina Trustee Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 

Natalia Shustova, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 

Deanna Smith, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences 

Dawn Wilson-King, Ph.D., professor
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences 


University of South Carolina Integrity Award

Molly Dawes, Ph.D., assistant professor
Department of Educational Studies, College of Education 


Chris P. Plyler Excellence in Service

Eran Kilpatrick, Ph.D., professor
Department of Biology, USC Salkehatchie


John J. Duffy Excellence in Teaching Award

Ray McManus, Ph.D., professor
Division of Art and Letters, USC Sumter 


Denise R. Shaw Excellence in Scholarship Award

Wei-Kai Lai, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie 


John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award

David Snyder, Ph.D., clinical associate professor
Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences 


Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Mark Uline, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing 


Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Staff Advisor Award

Rebecca Boyd, undergraduate student services coordinator
School of Visual Art and Design, College of Arts and Sciences


Russell Award for Research in Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Ronald Benner, Ph.D., Carolina Distinguished Professor
School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences


Russell Award for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Lauren Sklaroff, Ph.D., professor
Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Kurt Goblirsch, Ph.D., professor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences


UofSC Educational Foundation Awards

Humanities and Social Sciences
Mark Weist, Ph.D, professor
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Thomas Vogt, Ph.D., Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Outstanding Faculty Service
 Jed Lyons, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Engineering and Computing

Research in Professional Sciences
Susi Long, Ph.D, professor
Department of Instruction and Teacher Education, College of Education


Carolina Trustees Professorships  

Brian Benicewicz, Ph.D., USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 

Christy Friend, Ph.D., professor
Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences

Andrew H. Myers, Ph.D., professor
Department of History, USC Upstate


Clinical Practice Teaching Award

Celeste Caulder, Pharm.D., associate professor
College of Pharmacy 

Sheryl Mitchell, DNP, clinical assistant professor
College of Nursing


Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award

Caryn E. Outten, Ph.D., professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 

Conor Harrison, Ph.D,  assistant professor
Department of Geography and School of Earth, Ocean and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences

Alicia Wilson, Ph.D., professor
School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences 

Meir Muller, Ph.D., assistant professor
Instruction and Teacher Education, College of Education  


Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award

Amanda Fairchild, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences


Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

Donna Chen, Ph.D., professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

 


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