Previous Awardees


Jill Adler-Moore Biology Professor Jill Adler-Moore, a prolific researcher, will receive 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.


Faye Wachs 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.


Ed Walton Professor Walton, who joined the chemistry department in 1987, will receive 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 CPP, Walton has partnered with school districts to improve K-12 science teaching. In addition, Walton was instrumental in establishing the Diversity Ambassador Program, where students visit historical sites in the South to gain first-hand knowledge about the civil rights movement.

Second Provost's Awards Symposium article on Polycentric


Tina Hartney Tina Hartney, a professor in biological sciences, is receiving the Provost's Award for Teaching. She has been a member of the university community since 2001 and is a leader in inquiry-based teaching methodologies. Hartney is credited with developing the Science Learning Portfolio, an electronic database of lab data used in courses across the sciences.

Barbara Burke One of university's most honored faculty members, chemistry Professor Barbara Burke is the recipient of the Provost's Award for Service. Burke earned the National Science Foundation Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering, thanks to her groundbreaking work mentoring minority science students. Since 1999, she has served as director of Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES).

Elise Wirtschafter A leading expert on the history of 18th century Russia, Elise Wirtschafter is the recipient of the Provost's Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity. A professor in history, Wirtschafter enjoys an outstanding record of publications in top-tiered journals, in addition to writing five books with a sixth book in progress.

Provost's Awards Symposium article on Polycentric