Faculty and Staff Awards

2018 Faculty & Staff Award Winners
Pictured left to right: Sherry Street-Tobin, Joy James, Adam Hege, Ashley Goodman, Jerry Cantwell, Shelli McGinnis, Laura McArthur and Amy Lyons.

 

Each year the Beaver College of Health Sciences recognizes members of the faculty and staff that represent excellence in teaching, research and service. The award recipients are nominated by fellow faculty and staff and demonstrate a degree of excellence that the Beaver College of Health Sciences strives for in all areas. 

Criteria for the Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award

  • Tenure-track faculty member with at least one year of full-time employment at Appalachian
  • Demonstrated accomplishment of research and scholarly activity in the faculty member's field or discipline
  • Consistent and sustained record of performance over time
  • Perceived impact of the faculty member's research on their field or discipline, to include such considerations as:
    • Quality of journals in which the faculty member publishes
    • Quality of proceedings and conference presentations of this faculty member
    • Quality of other published materials (books, monographs, reviews, etc.)
    • Quality and funding levels of grants and contracts

Criteria for the Outstanding Service Award

  • Full-time faculty member with at least one year of employment at Appalachian
  • Demonstrated achievements that reflect a continuing commitment to service over the faculty member's Appalachian career, with emphasis on recent service activities
  • Internal service activities where the faculty member demonstrates leadership or other contributions that result in a significant enhancement to the department, college or university
  • External service activities where the faculty member's contributions enhance their profession and/or discipline (such as service to professional associations, health care agencies or providers, community service agencies, etc. )

Criteria for the Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Full-time faculty member with at least 2 semesters of teaching experience at Appalachian
  • Consistent and commendable teaching performance, with specific attention to recent performance and the faculty member's competence and command of the subject matter
  • Teaching performance where the faculty member demonstrates extra effort, enthusiasm for student learning, commitment to assessment of student learning outcomes, innovative teaching techniques and/or concern for students' intellectual and personal development that results in significant learning experiences for their students

Criteria for the Outstanding Professional/Administrative Staff Member Award

  • Staff member with at least one year of full-time employment at Appalachian
  • Exceptional performance of their duties in a manner that exemplifies the Appalachian Spirit and contributes significantly to the department/unit in which they work

Criteria for the Making a Difference Award

This award will be presented to a BCHS faculty or staff member (with one year of employment at Appalachian) who makes or has made a positive difference in the college. Through the conscientious performance of their job duties or by going the extra mile, this person has distinguished themselves in their department, unit or the college. 

Criteria for the Inclusive Excellence Champion Award

This award will be presented to a BCHS faculty or staff member (with one year of employment at Appalachian) who promotes, leads and/or demonstrates inclusive excellence within their unit, department, the college, the classroom and/or the community. This individual fosters a culture that is welcoming and inclusive, values diversity, promotes accessibility and inspires dialogue and growth.

Criteria for the Interprofessional Champion Award

This award will be presented to a BCHS faculty or staff member (with one year of employment at Appalachian) who promotes and leads interprofessional education and/or practice efforts. Through their research, teaching and/or service, this individual promotes effective collaborations across disciplines with the goal of person/family/community-centered health and well-being.

Past Award Winners

2018

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Laura McArthur, NHM
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Joy James, RMPE; and Sherry Street-Tobin, CSD
Outstanding Service Award:  Ashley Goodman, BCHS; and Jerry Cantwell, RMPE
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Amy Lyons, SW
Making a Difference Award:  Adam Hege, HES; and Shelli McGinnis, BCHS

2017

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Steve McAnulty, HES
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Derek Mohr, RMPE; and Melanie Austin, HES
Outstanding Service Award:  Jennifer Zwetsloot, HES; and Annette Ward, SW
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Angela Heavner, NUR
Making a Difference Award:  Janice Koppenhaver, BCHS

2016

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Melissa Gutschall, NHM
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Lisa McAnulty, NHM; and Melissa Bryan, NHM
Outstanding Service Award:  Michael Howell, SW; and Travis Erickson; BCHS
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Debe Jones, CSD
Making a Difference Award:  Kim McCullough, CSD

2015

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Stephanie West, RMPE
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Ashley Goodman, HES; and Joe Boitnotte, RMPE
Outstanding Service Award:  Dave Williams, NHM; and Heather Thorp, SW
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Angie Jones, CSD
Making a Difference Award:  Sherri Wilson, BCHS

2014

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Denise Levy, SW
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Elizabeth McGrady, NHM; and Kristian Jackson, RMPE
Outstanding Service Award:  Scott Collier, HES; and Roachel Laney, HES
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Tanya Randall, BCHS
Making a Difference Award:  Susan Roggenkamp, BCHS

2013

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Jeff McBride, HES
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Kellie Reed Ashcraft, SW; and Travis Erickson, HES
Outstanding Service Award:  Louise Keegan, CSD; and Kyle Thompson, NHM
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Eveline Watts, BCHS
Making a Difference Award:  Dana Brackney, NUR

2012

Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award:  Scott Collier, HES
Outstanding Teaching Award:  Melissa Gutschall, NHM; and Jennifer Zwetsloot, HES
Outstanding Service Award:  Kellie Reed Ashcraft, SW; and Laurie Rivera, HES
Outstanding Administrative Staff Member Award:  Janet Moretz, RMPE
Making a Difference Award:  Tina Proctor, BCHS