2011 Award Recipients
SBS Outstanding Teacher Award for 2011 -
Dr. Arianne Burford
Dr. Arianne Burford, Women’s and Gender
Studies – She was
awarded the SBS Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award because her syllabi show
high expectations of students yet students regularly commend her teaching. Her pedagogical contributions are
impressive. She captures the attention
of students as well as creating comfortable space in her classrooms to discuss
SBS Part-time Educator Award for 2011 – Dr.
Dr. Robert Clark, Geography, Planning,
and Recreation – He was awarded the SBS Part-time
Educator Award because he is a retired GPR faculty member who has rejoined the
academic unit as a part time instructor.
His enthusiasm, energy, and passion for teaching are making him a legend
in the Geography classroom. He is always
willing to meet with students and a common sight in the department is to find
Dr. Clark in his office discussing class concepts with a student or more likely
a small group of students.
SBS Community Service Award for 2011 - Dr.
Dr. Joel Olson, Politics and International
Affairs – He was
awarded the SBS Community Service Award for his work on and co-founding of the
Repeal Coalition, an organization fighting for the repeal of all anti-immigrant
laws in Arizona.
SBS Career Milestone Award for 2011 - Dr.
Dr. Neil Websdale, Criminology and Criminal
Justice – He was
awarded the SBS Career Milestone Award for his recently acclaimed publication
“Familicidal Hearts”, receiving the 2010 Attorney General Distinguished Service
Award in Leadership. Also for
substantial grants he has received, most recently NDVFRI, all related to
domestic violence fatalities.
SBS Teaching Innovation Award for 2011 - Katherine Mahosky and Matthew Wangeman
Katherine Mahosky and Matthew Wangeman, Institute for Human Development
- were awarded the SBS Teaching Innovation Award for co-teaching DIS 201, Introduction to Disability Studies. Their collaboration has enabled Matthew, who has cerebral palsy, to teach in the class and use this as an opportunity for students to interact with persons with disabilities across the course of the semester resulting in students noticeably changing their attitudes and level of comfort.
SBS Teaching Innovation Award for 2011 -
Graduate Association of Political Science Students (GAPS)
Graduate Association of Political
Science Students (GAPS), Politics and International Affairs) – were awarded the SBS Teaching
Innovation Award because the Graduate Association of Political Science Students
have instituted a regional multidisciplinary graduate student conference. The 2nd annual conference took
place on Feb 4 and attracted 100 students from across the region. The success of this conference has brought
regional publicity to the college and the university.
SBS Exceptional Service Award for faculty
for 2011 – Marsha Yowell
Principal Lecturer Marsha Yowell, School
of Communication – She was awarded the SBS Exceptional
Service Award for faculty because she is very passionate about service to the
university and the greater community.
She is a long standing and involved member of the Faculty Senate, the
Commission on the Status of Women, and the NAU Strategic Planning Council, in
addition to serving on Academic Advisory Committees, Commission on Ethnic
Diversity, and Honors Advisory Council among many other NAU committees. She has dedicated herself to the betterment
of NAU through consistent service and is a willing mentor and enthusiastic
spokesperson for service.
SBS Exceptional Service Award for staff for
2011 – Pam Stinson-Tattersall
Pam Stinson-Tattersall, Academic
Advising Coordinator, SBS Academic Services and Advising – She was awarded the SBS Exceptional Service
Award for staff because she spends countless hours
solving complex student advisement and registration issues. Pam often
devotes a large part of her weekends to the thankless task of completing “last
minute” paperwork and countless registration forms. She is efficient, but
sacrifices hours to talking with students and parents concerning their unique
challenges. Ms. Stinson-Tattersall would rather lose an hour of her personal
time than see a student falter from a lack of direction.