2019 Faculty Excellence Awards Nominees
April 25, 2019
Outstanding Angelo State University faculty members will be honored during the 10th annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
During the dinner, ASU President Brian J. May will present the 2019 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence in the categories of Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor and Excellence in Leadership/Service.
The 29 faculty nominees will be recognized with certificates. Five semifinalists in each category will receive a $500 award and a plaque. The winner in each category will receive $2,500 and a Signature Presidential Recognition Award. The winners in the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor categories will be ASU’s nominees for the Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research.
This year’s nominees in the Excellence in Teaching category are: Michael J. Burnett, associate professor of theatre; Terence A. Dalrymple, professor of English; Cathryn L. Golden, instructor in accounting; Audrey B. Heron, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; David A. Huckaby, professor of mathematics; Heather L. Lehto, assistant professor of geosciences; Sandra K. Pate, associate professor of management; Cheryl K. Stenmark, associate professor of psychology; and Sonja Varbelow, assistant professor of teacher education.
Nominated for the Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor Award are: Anthony N. Celso, professor of security studies; Drew A. Curtis, assistant professor of psychology; Allison L. Dushane, assistant professor of English; Dennis Hall, assistant professor of mathematics; Eddie F. “Trey” Holik III, assistant professor of physics; Jun Huang, assistant professor of international business; Amy L. Murphy, assistant professor of education; Olalekan K. Seriki, assistant professor of marketing; Satvir Singh, assistant professor of management; Marva J. Solomon, assistant professor of teacher education; Cheryl K. Stenmark, associate professor of psychology; and Ralph Zehnder, associate professor of chemistry.
Nominees in the Excellence in Leadership/Service category are: Lesley L. Casarez, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; Carlos A. Flores, assistant professor of teacher education; Karl J. Havlak, professor of mathematics; Christine M. Lamberson, associate professor of history; Vincent P. Mangano, senior instructor in accounting; Rex T. Moody, associate professor of marketing; Gabriela I. Serrano, associate professor of English; and William A. Taylor, associate professor of security studies.
The purpose of the President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence is to recognize outstanding faculty nominated by their faculty peers for excellence in the three major areas of faculty performance. The awards are presented annually toward the end of each spring semester. All faculty members who have completed at least one full academic year at ASU with satisfactory evaluation are eligible for nomination.