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    Central Washington University
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distinguished Professors


DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARDS

In 1977, Central Washington University initiated an annual program to honor professors who excel in teaching, research or artistic accomplishment, and public service. The honorees’ names are placed on a continuing plaque and they receive a monetary bonus during the award year. The honorees to date are:

1977
Chester Z. Keller
, Professor of Philosophy, PhD, University of Southern California, Distinguished Teaching

1978
Curt A. Wiberg
, Professor of Biology, MS, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

1979
William F. Cutlip
, Professor of Mathematics, PhD, Michigan State University, Distinguished Teaching

Martin R. Kaatz, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Michigan, Distinguished Public Service

George Macinko, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Michigan, Distinguished Research

1980
Dee R. Eberhart
, Professor of Geography, MA, Northwestern University, Distinguished Public Service

Kenneth A. Hammond, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Michigan, Distinguished Teaching

Stamford D. Smith, Professor of Biology, PhD, University of Idaho, Distinguished Research

1981
Robert D. Bentley
, Professor of Geology, PhD, Columbia University, Distinguished Research

Marco G. Bicchieri, Professor of Anthropology, PhD, University of Minnesota, Distinguished Teaching

1982
Barbara M. Brummett
, Associate Professor of Music, MM, Wichita State University, Distinguished Public Service

Patrick R. O’Shaughnessy, Professor of Accounting, MBA, Washington State University, Distinguished Teaching

Robert M. Panerio, Professor of Music, MEd, Central Washington University, Distinguished Research

1983
Terry L. DeVietti
, Professor of Psychology, PhD, University of Utah, Distinguished Research

Leo D. Nicholson, Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, MEd, Central Washington University, Distinguished Teaching

Dorothy M. Purser, Associate Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, MEd, University of Idaho, Distinguished Public Service

1984
Donald W. Cummings
, Professor of English, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching

Leonard C. Duncan, Professor of Chemistry, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Research

John F. Moawad, Associate Professor of Music, MEd, Central Washington University, Distinguished Public Service

1985
Ronald J. Boles
, Professor of Science Education and Biology, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Teaching

Allen C. Vautier, Associate Professor of Accounting, JD, University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service

Robert E. Pacha, Professor of Biology, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Research

1986
Kenneth A. Briggs
, Professor of Health Education, EdD, University of Northern Colorado, Distinguished Public Service

William B. Owen, Professor of Mathematics, PhD, Colorado State University, Distinguished Teaching

1987
Anthony Canedo
, Professor of English, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching

Wolfgang W. Franz, Professor of Economics, PhD, Washington State University, Distinguished Public Service

Cynthia S. Krieble, Professor of Art, MFA, Stanford University, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment

1988
Richard S. Mack
, Professor of Economics, PhD, Colorado State University, Distinguished Research

1989
Laura L. Appleton
, Professor of Sociology, PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, Distinguished Teaching

James E. Brooks, Professor of Geography and Land Studies, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service

Roger S. Fouts, Professor of Psychology, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno, Distinguished Research

1990
Peter M. Burkholder
, Professor of Philosophy, PhD, Tulane University, Distinguished Teaching

Edward P. Klucking, Professor of Biology, PhD, University of California at Berkeley, Distinguished Research

1991
Makiko Doi
, Associate Professor of Library Science, MLS, University of Washington, Distinguished Public Service

Thomas J. Kerr, Professor of Political Science, PhD, Syracuse University, Distinguished Teaching

Christian I. Schneider, Professor of German, PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, Distinguished Research

1992
Elbert E. Bilyeu
, Professor of Spanish, PhD, University of Colorado, Distinguished Teaching

Donald J. Cocheba, Professor of Economics, PhD, Washington State University, Distinguished Research

1993
Robert J. Carbaugh
, Professor of Economics, PhD, Colorado State University, Distinguished Teaching

Glenn A. Madsen, Professor of Education, EdD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

1994
William V. Dunning
, Professor of Art, MFA, University of Illinois, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment

Gary W. Heesacker, Professor of Accounting, MBA, University of Washington, CPA, Distinguished Public Service

David G. Lygre, Professor of Chemistry, PhD, University of North Dakota, Distinguished Teaching

1995
Carlos E. Martín
, Professor of Spanish, PhD, Northwestern University, Distinguished Teaching

Kent D. Richards, Professor of History, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Distinguished Research

1996
A. James Hawkins
, Professor of Theatre Arts, MA, Sacramento State College, Distinguished Public Service

John Q. Ressler, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

Carolyn C. Schactler, Professor of Clothing and Textiles, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

1997
James L. Nimnicht
, Professor of Business Administration, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Distinguished Teaching

Roger H. Yu, Professor of Physics, PhD, Montana State University, Distinguished Research

1998
Morris L. Uebelacker,
Associate Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

Hal J. Ott, Professor of Music, DM, Florida State University, Distinguished Research/ Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

Norman J. Gierlasinski, Professor of Accounting, DB Administration, Nova University, Distinguished Public Service

1999
Karen Jane Blair
, Professor of History, PhD, State University of New York, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

David Lawrence Gee, Professor of Foods and Nutrition, PhD, University of California at Davis, Distinguished Teaching

Stephen Charles Jefferies, Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

2000
Patricia Anne Callaghan
, Professor of English, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Public Service

Terry Lynn Martin, Professor of English, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

2001
Ethan Alan Bergman
, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences PhD, University of Colorado, Distinguished Public Service

Robert John Carbaugh, Professor of Economics, PhD, Colorado State University, Distinguished Research

Larry Dee Gookin, Professor of Music, MM, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

2002
David Michael Dard
a, Professor of Biological Sciences, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching

Corwin King, Professor of Communication, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Distinguished Public Service

Mark Warren Halperin, Professor of English, 2002, MFA, State University of Iowa, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment/Invention

2003
David Warner Carns
, Professor of Industrial and Engineering Technology, MS, Oregon State University, Distinguished Teaching

James G. Pappas, Professor of Education, EdD, Nova Southeastern University, Distinguished Public Service

Alla Ditta Raza Choudry, Associate Professor of Mathematics, PhD, University of Bucharest, Romania, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment

2004
Bruce Christopher Palmquist
, Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education, PhD, University of Minnesota, Distinguished Public Service

Lisa Lee Weyandt, Professor of Psychology, PhD, University of Rhode Island, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment

2005
Natalie Lefkowitz
, Professor of Spanish and French, PhD, University of Washington, Distinguished Teaching

John Pickett, Professor of Music, DM, Indiana University, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment

2006
Jan S. Bowers
, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, PhD, Kansas State University, Distinguished Public Service

Keith A. Lewis, Professor of Art, MFA, Kent State University, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment

Vincent M. Nethery, Professor of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

2007
Jeffrey Dippmann
, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, PhD, Northwestern University, Distinguished Public Service

Peter Jason Saunders, Professor of Economics, PhD, University of Colorado, Distinguished Research,/Artistic Accomplishment and Invention

Gerald Joseph Stacy, Professor of English, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Distinguished Teaching

2008
Martha J. Kurtz
, Professor of Chemistry and Science Education, PhD, Arizona State University, Distinguished Public Service

Scott M. Lewis, Professor of Mathematics, PhD, Oregon State University, Distinguished Teaching

Chenyang Li, Professor of Philosophy, PhD, University of Connecticut, Distinguished Research/Artistic Accomplishment

2009
Matthew Altman
, Director of The William O. Douglas Honors College and Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, PhD, University of Chicago, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Roxanne Easley, Professor of History, PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Teaching

Robert Holtfreter, Professor of Accounting, PhD, University of Nebraska, Distinguished Public Service  

Joseph Powell, Professor of English, MFA, Florida International University, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment

2010
Ruthi Erdman, Senior Lecturer, English, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Peter Gries, Professor of Music, DM, University of Oregon, Distinguished Service

Susan Lonborg, Professor of Psychology, PhD, Ohio State University, Distinguished Teaching


2011
Laila Abdalla, Professor of English, PhD, McGill University, Canada, Distinguished Teaching

Bobby Cummings, Professor of English, PhD, University of Michigan, Distinguished Public Service

Sharon Rosell, Professor of Physics, MS, University of Washington, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Vijay Singh, Professor of Music, MS, Portland State University, Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment


2012
Anthony Gabriel, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Guelph, Canada, Distinguished Research

Jeffrey Snedeker, Professor of Music, DMA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Distinguished Service

  

2013
Joan Cawley Crane, Senior Lecturer of Art, MA, Central Washington University, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Daniel Herman, Professor of History, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished  Research and Artistic Accomplishment

Karl Lillquist, Professor of Geography, PhD, University of Utah, Distinguished Teaching

 

 2014
Matthew Altman, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; PhD, University of Chicago, Distinguished Research

Lila Harper, Senior Lecturer of English; PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching

Shari Stoddard, Associate Professor of Art; PhD, Indiana University, Distinguished Teaching 

 

 2015
Philip Backlund, Professor of Communication; PhD, University of Denver, Distinguished Teaching

Wendy Bohrson, Professor of Geological Sciences; PhD, University of California, Distinguished Research

Cynthia Coe, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; PhD, University of Oregon, Distinguished Service

Maria Roditeleva-Wibe, Senior Lecturer of Music; PhD, Russian Institute of Art History, Distinguished Non-Tenure Track Teaching