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Walden University Awards:
Faculty Excellence Award

Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

Overview

The Faculty Excellence Award recognizes one outstanding Walden faculty member from each college. The recipients exemplify the university’s core values of quality, integrity, and student-centeredness. These faculty members demonstrate a strong commitment and dedication to serving the university, their communities, and their professions. Faculty members may be nominated by current students, other faculty members, or alumni and must have been with Walden University for at least 2 years at the time of receiving the award.

Nominations

Nominations open: October 2-October 25

Recipient announced: National Faculty Meeting

Nominees: Current core or contributing faculty members, or program coordinators with teaching as a primary responsibility

Nominators: Walden students, alumni, and faculty members

Eligibility and Criteria

Eligible nominees for the award must be current core or contributing faculty members, or program coordinators with teaching as a primary responsibility, with a minimum of two years of service to Walden University. Program directors, Deans, and staff are not eligible. Nominees must have demonstrated the following:   

  • Mentoring and teaching excellence  
  • Service to the university 
  • Service to the community and to organizations 
  • Scholarly contribution to his or her discipline 

  

Previous recipients of the Faculty Excellence Award, Extraordinary Faculty Award, and the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence are not eligible for this award. Visit the Faculty Excellence Award webpage for a list of past award recipients. 

 

Submit a Nomination

Recipients

2020

Summer

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Dr. Dana-Marie Thomas
  • College of Health Sciences: Dr. Kourtney Nieves
  • College of Nursing: Dr. Diane Whitehead
  • College of Management and Technology: Dr. Lionel de Souza
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Dr. Stacy Wahl
  • Centers: Dr. Catherine Kelly

Winter

  • Center for General Education: Dr. Elizabeth Matthews
  • College of Health Sciences: Dr. Jacquie Fraser
  • College of Management and Technology: Dr. Habib Khan
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Dr. Corinne Bridges
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Dr. Joel Goodin

2019

Summer

  • Center for General Education: Laura J. McCormick, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Hadi Danawi, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Sheryl A. Kristensen, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anthony R. Perry, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Andrea M. Wilson, PhD

Winter

  • Center for General Education: Omar Clay, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Aimee Ferraro, PhD, MPH
  • College of Management and Technology: Mohamad S. Hammoud, PMP, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Lynn Wilson, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: James H. Miller, PhD

2018

Summer

  • Centers for Academic Excellence & General Education: Maisah Robinson, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Leslie Corrine Trischank Hussey, PhD, RN, CNE
  • College of Management and Technology: Verl Anderson, DBA
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Nina Ida Marie Spadaro, EdD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Kisha Walker, PhD

Winter

  • Center for General Education: Alison Schirmer-Lockman, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Deborah Lewis, EdD
  • College of Management and Technology: Karla Phlypo, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Ernesto Escobedo, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Derek R. Schroll, EdD

2017

Summer

  • College of Health Sciences: Cheryl L. Anderson, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Rocky J. Dwyer, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Leann M. Stadtlander, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Karen Milheim, EdD

Winter

  • Center for General Education: Suzanne M. Oakes, MA
  • College of Health Sciences: Sandra Weinstein Bever, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Janet Booker, EdD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Sandra M. Harris, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Cheryl Keen, EdD

2016

Summer

  • Center for General Education: Marcia A. Dawkins, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Vasileios Margaritis, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Marilys Taylor, EdD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Nina Nabors, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Timothy A. Powell, PhD

Winter

  • College of Health Sciences: Michelle M. Burcin, PhD, MPH
  • College of Management and Technology: Cheryl A. Lentz, DM
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anne J. Hacker, PhD
  • College of Undergraduate Studies: Ambronita Douzart, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Ronald D. Paige, PhD

2015

Summer

  • College of Undergraduate Studies: Tanaz C. Arteaga, MA
  • College of Health Sciences: Phyllis Morgan, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Patricia Fusch, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Sandra Rasmussen, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Cheri A. Toledo, EdD

Winter

  • College of Undergraduate Studies: Kristin Bundesen, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Michael G. Schwab, DrPH
  • College of Management and Technology: Peter Anthony, EdD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Barbara Benoliel, PhD The Richard W.
  • Riley College of Education and Leadership: Michelle Stallone Brown, EdD

2014

Summer

  • College of Undergraduate Studies: Chris Gilmer, PhD
  • College of Health Sciences: Christine Frazer, PhD
  • College of Management and Technology: Sandy Kolberg, PhD
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anne Fetter, PhD
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Mitchell Olsen, EdD

Winter

  • College of Undergraduate Studies: Diana L. Tucker
  • College of Health Sciences: Jody Early
  • College of Management and Technology: Alice Denomme-Gobeille
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Greg Hickman
  • The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Alan Seidman

2013

Summer

Winter


2012

Summer

Winter


2011

Summer

Winter


2010

Summer

  • Dr. Edward Garten *
  • Dr. Jean Gordon *
  • Dr. Rhonda Neswald-Potter*
  • Dr. Mary Tilbury *

Winter

  • Dr. Peter Hoffman-Kipp**
  • Dr. Stacee Reicherzer**

2009

Summer

  • Dr. Tracy Marsh *
  • Dr. Shana Morrell *
  • Dr. Terry O’Banion *
  • Lisa Ward *

Winter

  • Dr. Tracy Marsh **
  • Dr. Robyn Williams **

2008

Summer

  • Dr. Christina M. Dawson *
  • Dr. Carol S. Kleinman *
  • Dr. Steven Little *

Winter

  • Dr. Stephanie J.W. Ford **
  • Dr. Regina Galer-Unti **

2007

  • Dr. Bethe Hagens *
  • Dr. Rebecca Jobe *
  • Dr. MaryFriend Shepard *

2006:

  • Dr. Stephanie Cawthon *
  • Dr. Mark Gordon *
  • Dr. Linda Crawford *
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hirst *

2005

  • No award presented

2004

  • Dr. Lilburn Hoehn

Note: Prior to summer 2013, the winners were recipients of one of the awards formerly named the Extraordinary Faculty Award* or the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.**