The Provost’s Award for Excellence is a new award that recognizes outstanding faculty accomplishments in the areas of Teaching, Service, and Scholarly and Creative Activities. These awards are awarded for faculty accomplishments that exceed the norm expected of faculty at Cal Poly Pomona. For more information on the Provost's Awards for Excellence, please visit their website: The Provost Awards.
Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the Provost's Award for Excellence:
|Professor Ed Walton, who joined the chemistry department in 1987, received the Provost's Award for Teaching. He has gained a national reputation for his innovative teaching methods, especially evident in the chemistry course he developed for pre-service K-8 teachers. Throughout his time at Cal Poly Pomona, Walton has partnered with school districts to improve K-12 science teaching. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Diversity Ambassador Program, in which students visit historical sites in the South to gain first-hand knowledge about the civil rights movement.|
|Sociology Professor Faye Wachs is the recipient of the Provost's Award for Service. She has served on the Academic Senate, the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Senate, and the CLASS curriculum committee. In addition, she is a founding member and current director of the Center for the Study of the Inland Empire. In 2004, she received a three-year grant from the Department of Education to provide physical education resources, staff and training for children in Pomona. Wachs is the current president of the North American Society for Sport Sociology.|
|Biology Professor Jill Adler-Moore, a prolific researcher, received the Provost's Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity. During her 38-year tenure, she has been awarded $11.4 million in contracts and grants for basic research, education, and research training. Most notably, she helped develop and patent AmBisome, a novel drug delivery system that has become the international gold standard for treating fungal diseases in humans. She is the founder of the biotechnology program, which includes a bachelor's and professional science master's degree programs.|
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Congratulations to the first ever winners of the Provost's Award for Excellence for the year 2011:
|The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to Tina Hartney for her work in developing the innovative Science Learning Portfolio, her leadership in developing inquiry based teaching methodologies, and for her publication record in assessing the effectiveness of teaching pedagogies in Science.|
|The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service for 2011 is awarded to Barbara Burke for her continuing work with and long time commitment to underrepresented students on the Cal Poly campus most notably in the STEM disciplines. Barbara is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award of Excellence.|
|The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities goes to Elise Wirtschafter for her acknowledged role as a leading American expert on Russian Imperial history, combined with an outstanding record of 24 years of sustained publications in top tier journals and a total of five books in print.|
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