UW-Superior faculty, staff honored for service and commitment

UW-Superior faculty, staff honored for service and commitment

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Program was held Wednesday, May 8, with several faculty and staff being honored for their service and commitment to the university.

The Community Engagement Award was given to Lynn Goerdt, Human Behavior, Justice & Diversity Department professor. This recognition is open to any employee of the university. Community engagement involves faculty, staff, and/or students and one of more community partners collaborating on projects that have both a positive social impact and support opportunities to conduct research or teach or encourage student learning. The recipient’s efforts will have made a significant impact on students and in meeting community identified needs.

Receiving Community Partnership Awards was Cenovous Energy and the Humane Society of Douglas County. This award is open to an agency, organization or business that has been an outstanding partner with UW-Superior.

Writing, Language & Literature Department associate professor Daniel Lawrence received the Excellence in Scholarship/Creativity Award. This award is presented to any faculty or academic staff whose scholarly efforts have made a significant contribution to their field of study or area of practice.

Megan Muthupandiyan, Writing, Language & Literature Department assistant professor, received the High Impact Practices Excellence Award. This award is open to anyone whose teaching appointment is half time or more and who has displayed excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers, encouraged excellence in writing development or fostered global travel or understanding.

The Inclusiveness Award was presented to Ken Rodenwald, Facilities Management carpenter. This award is given for actions that consistently and visibly personify the spirit of diversity and inclusivity.

The Max H. Lavine Award went to Lynn Goerdt, Human Behavior, Justice & Diversity Department professor. Given for scholarly contributions to contemporary concerns, this award is presented to a faculty member who has published a paper on a topic relevant to major problem areas in contemporary society.

The Outstanding Mentor Award went to Caleb Barnaby, IT Help Desk supervisor. This recognition is for employees who have formally or informally demonstrated excellence as a mentor in encouraging and helping students to be successful.

Sean Naughton, Communicating Arts Department assistant professor, collected the Rising Star Award. This honor is open to tenure-track faculty members yet to achieve tenure and is based on excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Spirit of Superior Awards were presented to Emily Wabik, Financial Aid Office student employment coordinator, and Jamie White-Farnham, professor and director of Jim Dan Hill Library and Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration. This award is given to individuals or departments who actively demonstrate and model on a daily and consistent basis, the values of UW-Superior and as a result are making a difference in the campus climate and the lives of those who work and study on campus.

The Students’ Choice for Outstanding Teaching in an Online Program Award was given to Emilee Howland, Writing, Language & Literature Department teaching assistant professor. Based on student nominations, this award recognizes those providing instruction in programs fully online whose teaching promotes and exceptional learning experience.

Daniel Rust, School of Business & Economics associate professor, was presented the Students’ Choice for Outstanding On-Campus Teaching Award. Based on student nominations, this award was established to recognize those whose teaching promotes an exceptional learning experience on campus.

Steven Rosenberg, Mathematics & Computer Science Department professor, and Debbie Seguin, Executive Assistant II, were recipients of the Helping Hand Award. This recognition is open to anyone employed by the university whose work in helping others be successful in their work is exemplary.