UVa-Wise faculty receive Harrison awards
Several members of The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards
on May 14.
Professors Marla Weitzman and Debra Carter received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.
Professor Chris Scalia received the Outstanding Service Award, given to those who have made significant contributions to UVa-Wise and the community.
Professor Amy Clark received the Outstanding Research and Publication Award, earned by faculty members who have made significant contributions to published research in his or her discipline.
Professor Wally Smith received the
Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award, presented to a faculty member who
fosters relationships with undergraduates that results in research appropriate
for publication or public presentation.
Professor Yenli Yeh received the Outstanding Advising Award, presented to a faculty member who has provided exceptional service to students through advising and related activities that support the academic program.
Professor Kevin Jones received the Distinguished Professor Award, presented to a faculty member who has given outstanding service in many areas of the academic program over a long period of time.
Professor Eric Smith received the
Student Government Association’s Professor of the Year award.
The late Thomas Galyean was posthumously awarded the Outstanding Contribution
to the Academic Mission award for his work finding funding sources and grants
to assist the faculty. The award, which will be given to his family, will now
officially be named the Thomas Galyean Outstanding Contribution to the Academic
Professors Brian McKnight and Michael McNulty received
special recognition for being nominated for the State Council for Higher
Education in Virginia’s 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award.