Provost Faculty and Staff Awards
Academic Innovation Award
The Academic Innovation Award was created by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to recognize and celebrate one or more faculty, librarians and/or staff who have discovered and implemented innovative ways of serving students, and/or advancing a more just, humane and sustainable world. Eligible projects may include academic and co-curricular programs, administrative systems, new technologies, start-ups and research discoveries.
Dr. Eugene Kim, Professor of Law, School of Law
John Bansavich, Director of Instructional Technology and Training
Insun He, Senior Instructional Technologist
Major Robert Bozydaj, Military Science Instructor, Reserve Officer Training Corps
Srgt. Matthew Vogt, Military Science Instructor, Reserve Officer Training Corps
Outstanding Teamwork in Advancing the University’s Strategic Plan
The Outstanding Teamwork in Advancing the University’s Strategic Plan Award was created by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to recognize and honor a team of faculty, librarians and/or staff who have made exceptional contributions to advancing USF's Strategic Plan, with an emphasis on creative co-design, collaboration, and cross-departmental/divisional teamwork.
April Crabtree, Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
Ellen Ryder, Vice President, Office of Marketing Communications
Collaborative Leadership and Commitment to Shared Governance
The Collaborative Leadership and Commitment to Shared Governance Award was created by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to recognize and honor a USF faculty, librarian or staff member who has modeled collaborative leadership, built trust and mutual understanding, and made exceptional contributions to enhancing shared governance within the USF community.
Dana Zartner, Professor, International Studies; Faculty Director, Strategic Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, and Director of Faculty Experience and Global Engagement, Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences
Innovation in Global Education Award
An award given to any faculty, staff, or librarian who demonstrates innovation in facilitating global educational opportunities, whether related to education abroad (study abroad, immersion programs, internships, research opportunities) or bringing global perspective to campus (incorporating global perspective into courses, development of new global courses, or developing initiatives that broaden access to global perspectives on campus).
Global Justice Award
An award given to any faculty, staff, or librarian working to further the university’s social justice mission in a global context, including, but not limited to, advancing ADEI work in communities around the world or in a intercultural space on-campus, work centered on sustainability initiatives and environmental justice in a global context, and efforts engaging partners and communities in the Global South with the goal of amplifying these voices through research, teaching, and service.
Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Distinguished Service to Disability Issues
The Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Distinguished Service to Disability Issues recognizes a faculty member or staff member who has demonstrated distinguished service to disability services or providing equal access to students with disabilities.
Dr. Taymiya Zaman, Professor, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences
Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award
The Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award recognizes full-time faculty work in developing service-learning opportunities for USF students. The awardee shall be a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to service-learning through the integration of service-learning into the curriculum; innovation in employing a reflective teaching methodology to connect community and public service experience with the academic study; and demonstration of leadership that promotes service-learning on campus.
Dr. Brandi Lawless, Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
Ignatian Service Award
The Ignatian Service Award recognizes an exceptional commitment to the service of students, the University, and the community at large, in light of the religious and moral legacy of St. Ignatius. The awardee shall be a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated an ongoing and creative commitment to the realization of this legacy through his/her actions and accomplishments.
Dr. Kimberly Connor, Professor, Humanistic Management & Hospitality Department, School of Management
The Sarlo Prize recognizes excellence in teaching based on the moral values that lie at the foundation of USF's identity. The awardee shall be a proven, effective full-time faculty member who through his/her teaching exemplifies the ethical principles which inform the University's Vision, Mission, and Values.
Dr. Zifei (Fay) Chen, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Program Coordinator, Public Relations Minor
Educational Effectiveness Award
The Educational Effectiveness Award (EEA) recognizes excellence in assessment practices at the University of San Francisco. The recognized assessment work should show evidence of student learning, use of student learning evidence, and help the university, or any part of the university or community, achieve its learning outcomes, goals, or mission. Exemplary assessment work should also support a culture of assessment at USF, and include a plan for closing the loop.
- Please attach a document, if appropriate, that exemplifies the team’s assessment work. This document can be a self study, executive summary, rubric, or anything that best encapsulates the team’s work.
- Please explain how the team used assessment plans, resources, or activities to help its department/division, the university, and/or community to achieve its learning outcomes, goals, or mission. (250 words or less)
- Closing the loop is defined as using data for improvement or modification. How has the team closed the loop on its assessment work? If it has not yet done so, what are the plans for closing the loop? (250 words or less)
- How does the team’s work support a culture of assessment at USF? (250 words or less)
The Food Pantry Team: Kahanu Salavea, Aja Holmes, Andrea Rocha, Crystal Chun Wong, David Holler, David Silver, Garrett O'Doherty, Jenny Lee, Lucy Zhu, Nicholas Heng, Ronné Sims, Shawn Calhoun, Star Moore, and Suzanne Kisylia.
Mentor of the Year Award
The Mentor of the Year Award was created by the Provost Council in order to recognize a faculty member and/or a staff person who furthers the Vision, Mission and Values of the University through her/his demonstrated commitment to and excellence in advising and mentoring our graduate and/or undergraduate students. The award recognizes individuals who help our students (1) identify their academic goals; (2) establish relationships between their curricular and co-curricular activities; (3) develop the expertise, skills and values that support academic and personal achievement; and, (4) discern how their USF experience will assist them in forming a more humane and just world.
Dr. Angela Banks, Professor, BSN Program, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Outstanding Professor Beyond the Hilltop Award
The award honors teaching excellence at the University's campuses beyond the Hilltop. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate faculty who are dedicated, exceptional teachers for the Outstanding Professor Beyond the Hilltop Award.
- Eligible faculty must have taught or currently teach exclusively at one or more of the USF additional campus locations in Orange County, Sacramento, South Bay, or Santa Rosa during the 2022-2023 academic year (Fall 2022, Intersession 2023, Spring 2023) to be nominated for this award.
- Specify the course(s) the nominee taught and the semester it was taught (Fall 2022, Intersession 2023, Spring 2023)
- Please include a brief (400-1000 words) description of the nominee and why the nominee is deserving of the award. Comment on the areas of teaching excellence: Student Mentoring, Student Engagement, Effective Instruction, Pedagogical Innovation, and Course Development.
Dr. Annette Regan, Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Center for Research, Artistic & Scholarly Excellence; Director, Applied Epidemiology & Population Health Methods Concentration (MPH); MPH Faculty Lead, Orange County Campus
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award given by the Office of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognizes and honors a USF faculty or staff member who has made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity and inclusion within the USF community.
Dr. Courtney Masterson, Associate Professor, Humanistic Management & Hospitality, School of Management
Dr. Kouslaa Kessler-Mata, Associate Professor, Politics, College of Arts & Sciences
Distinguished Research Award
The Distinguished Research Award is given jointly by the USF Faculty Association and the University to a full-time faculty member whose recent research and scholarship have made an outstanding contribution to his or her academic discipline.
Dr. Brandi Lawless, Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
Distinguished Teaching Award
The Distinguished Teaching Award, bestowed jointly by the USF Faculty Association and the University, is given to a full-time faculty member for extraordinary dedication to teaching and students, and for innovative and gifted approaches to teaching and the classroom.
Dr. Allison Luengen, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Innovation in Teaching with Technology
This Educational Technology Services (ETS) award is for faculty who are finding new ways to use technology in education to improve student learning.
Dr. Jesse Anttila-Hughes, Associate Professor, Economics, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Steve Trettel, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences
Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award
Sara Marinelli, Comparative Literature / Italian, College of Arts and Sciences
Monica De La Cruz, Masters in Public Health, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, International Business, School of Management
Innovations in Instruction Award
Shawn Doubiago, Comparative Literature and English, College of Arts and Sciences
Sr. Vicki Siu Award for Outstanding Contributions and Service to the University of San Francisco
Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, International and Multicultural Education and Modern and Classical Languages, College of Arts and Sciences