Honoring Exceptional Faculty
2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

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Outstanding University Service Award winners, from left, Sue Escobar, Mark Ludwig, Ana Garcia-Nevarez and Enid Gonzalez-Orta (Sacramento State/Rob Neep)

Congratulations to Sacramento State’s outstanding faculty!

The Faculty Senate honored 24 individuals for their commitment to student success, scholarly and creative activity, and their record of service at a ceremony in the University Union’s Redwood Room on Thursday.

The College of Continuing Education congratulates the honorees for expanding possibilities for all our students.

Outstanding Teaching Awards

  • Bryan Coleman-Salgado, Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Services
  • Ghazan Khan, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Vera Margoniner, Physics and Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Roberto Pomo, Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Letters
  • Kristin Van Gaasbeck, Economics, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • William Vicars, Undergraduate Studies in Education, College of Education

Outstanding University Service Awards

  • Sue Escobar, Criminal Justice, College of Health and Human Services
  • Ben Fell, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Undergraduate Studies in Education, College of Education
  • Enid Gonzalez-Orta, Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Greg Kim-Ju, Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mark Ludwig, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Letters

Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards

  • Barbara Carle, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Letters
  • Lisa Hammersley, Geology, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Katrin Mattern-Baxter, Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Services
  • Carlos Nevarez, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, College of Education
  • James DeShaw Rae, Government, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Sudhir Thakur, Finance Area, College of Business Administration
  • Jian-zhong “Joe” Zhou, Reference Department, University Library

 Outstanding Community Service Awards

  • William DeGraffenreid, Physics and Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Susan Heredia, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education, College of Education
  • Sujatha Moni, Women’s Studies, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Speech Pathology and Audiology, College of Health and Human Services
  • Jenny Stark, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Letters