Five major awards are presented to faculty each year to honor their excellence and commitment as teacher-scholars.

University Scholars have been awarded to the following faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

  • Peter Shapinsky, 2016
  • Elizabeth Kosmetatou, 2015
  • David Bertaina, History, 2014
  • Hua Chen, Biology, 2013
  • Lan Dong- English, 2012
  • John Martin- Astronomy/Physics, 2011
  • Sviatoslav Braynov- Computer Science, 2009
  • Rosina Neginsky- Liberal Studies, 2008
  • Barbara Burkhardt- English, 2007
  • Lynn Fisher- Sociology/Anthropology, 2006
  • Keenan Dungey- Chemistry, 2005
  • Robert McGregor- History, 2003
  • Michael Lemke- Biology, 2002
  • Keith Miller- Computer Science, 2000
  • David Jenkins- Biology, 1998
  • Ethan Lewis- English, 1996


CLAS faculty are actively engaged in their fields. Here are video interviews of CLAS faculty concerning their research:

Astronomy & Physics: John Martin                        Biology: Hua Chen, Mike Lemke

Chemistry: Keenan Dungey                                    Communication: Beth Ribarsky

English: Lan Dong, Megan Cass                             History: Michael Burlingame, Peter Shapinsky

Sociology/Antropology: Lynn Fisher                      Psychology: Sheryl Reminger, Frances Shen

Visual Arts: Mike Miller                                          Women & Gender Studies: Hinda Seif