Missouri S&T faculty earn awards from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

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Nine faculty members from Missouri S&T who are affiliated with the university’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) have been recognized for their positive influence on the lives of students and in the community at large. This is the first year for the slate of awards, which will be presented annually.

The 2020 award recipients were recognized at CASB’s college-wide virtual spring meeting on April 30.

The 2020 Faculty Teaching Award was presented to:

  • Alanna Krolikowski, assistant professor of history and political science
  • Carleigh Davis, assistant professor of English and technical communication
  • Julie Semon, assistant professor of biological sciences. 

This award recognizes a faculty member’s original methods in theory or implementation that enhance student learning and engagement or have the potential for adoption across academic disciplines or colleges.

The 2020 Faculty Research Award was presented to:

  • Daniel Fischer, assistant professor of physics
  • Jason Murphy, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Risheng Wang, assistant professor of chemistry.

The research award recognizes faculty members whose research methods and results demonstrate a high impact on their academic discipline and who positively influence undergraduates by involving them in meaningful and instructional research projects.

The 2020 Community Outreach Award was presented to: 

  •  Clair Kueny, assistant professor of psychological science

This award honors the work of faculty who have shared their knowledge and influence beyond the university campus.

The 2020 Student Impact Award was presented to:

  • Amber Henslee, associate professor of psychological science – nominated by alumni  
  • Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history and political science – nominated by current students.

The impact award recognizes instructors whose influence was crucial to students’ personal and professional development beyond the classroom and that positively influenced students’ life trajectory, perspective or insight. For one Student Impact Award, current students were encouraged to vote for the instructor who has had the greatest positive impact on them. For the other Student Impact Award, letters of nomination were solicited from alumni.

The four new awards were facilitated and funded by the dean’s office of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and developed by the college’s Faculty Leadership Council. All CASB-affiliated full-time ranked and non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty, instructors and adjuncts were eligible for the awards, with the exception of the Research Award, which was only available to full-time ranked and NTT faculty. 

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