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Faculty receive university-wide recognition for research and teaching

Friday, April 23, 2021

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Ten faculty and staff members from the Oklahoma State University College of Education and Human Sciences received university-wide recognition at the 2020 Convocation, held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

These honorees are recognized for their dedication to OSU and for their outstanding contributions to research, instruction and institutional service.

Tom Joyce, academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Sciences, received the University Service Staff Award, one of the highest awards given across campus. The award recognizes individuals who quietly go about their duties, but who also give so much above and beyond their assigned responsibilities and have made a notable difference in their units and to OSU as a whole. As a member of OSU’s Incident Management Team, Joyce was instrumental in processing COVID-19 samples, quickly implementing a system to collect and transport samples from every county health department in Oklahoma. As a result of his efforts, all areas of the state received timely COVID-19 test results.

The Global Education Faculty Excellence Award was presented to Dr. Jay Dawes, assistant professor of health and human performance. The award recognizes excellence in global teaching, research and service.

Dr. Greg Clare, associate professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising received the Online Teaching Excellence Award, honoring his online teaching practices resulting in student engagement, satisfaction and success.

The Regents Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Matt Brosi, professor of human development and family science. The award recognizes meritorious achievement in the instruction of students.

The Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Tutaleni Asino, associate professor of educational technology. The award recognizes the accomplishments of recently tenured faculty who demonstrate an exceptionally strong potential for continued contributions to OSU and the honoree’s profession.

Dr. Ronald Cox, George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Child and Family Resilience and professor of human development and family science, received the Regents Distinguished Research Award, honoring his distinguished excellence in research recognized nationally and internationally.

From the Women’s Faculty Council, Dr. Tonya Hammer, Jacques Flannery Professor and director of the Body Image and Disordered Eating Lab, received the Outstanding Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who creates positive and supportive work environments while also being recognized as an outstanding mentor.

Dr. Susan Stansberry, professor of educational technology, and Dr. Penny Thompson, associate professor of educational technology, received the Excellence in Academic Program Assessment. Recipients demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication to academic program outcomes assessment planning, reporting and implementation.

Madison Hagen, senior academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Sciences, received the Excellence in Advising Award, recognizing exceptional undergraduate advising and mentoring.

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