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 winners demonstrate a degree of excellence that the Beaver College of Health Sciences strives for in all areas. Award recipients are nominated by fellow faculty and staff.

Criteria for the Outstanding Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award

  • Tenure Track Faculty member with at least one year of full-time employment at ASU
  • 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

  • Tenure Track Faculty or Non-tenure Track Faculty member with at least one year of full-time employment at ASU
  • Demonstrated achievements that reflect a continuing commitment to service over the faculty member's ASU career, with emphasis on recent service activities
  • Internal service activities where the faculty member demonstrates leadership or other contributions that result in 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

  • Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track Faculty member with at least 2 semesters of teaching experience at ASU
  • 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 student 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 ASU
  • 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 ASU) who makes or has made a significant difference in the lives of our students. Through conscientious performance of their job duties or by going the extra mile on behalf of students, this person has distinguished their department, unit or the college as being committed to providing an excellent learning environment for our students.

Past Award Winners






Making a Difference 


Scott Collier, HES

Melissa Gutschall, NHM                   
Jennifer Zwetsloot, HES 

Kellie Reed Ashcraft, SW                  
Laurie Rivera, HES 

Janet Moretz, RMPE 

Tina Proctor,
Student Services 


Jeff McBride, HES

Kellie Reed Ashcraft, SW
Travis Erikson, HES

Louise Keegan, CSD
Kyle Thompson, NHM 

Eveline Watts,
Office of the Dean 

Dana Brackney, Nursing          


Denise Levy, SW 

Elizabeth McGrady, NHM 
Kristian Jackson, RMPE

Scott Collier, HES
Roachel Laney, HES 

Tanya Randall,
Student Services 

Susan Roggenkamp,
Dean's Office


Stephanie West, RMPE 

Ashley Goodman, HES
Joe Boitnotte, RMPE

Dave Williams, NHM
Heather Thorp, SW

Angie Jones, CSD 

Sherri Wilson,
Health Promotion 


Melissa Gutschall, NHM 

Lisa McAnulty, NHM 
Melissa Bryan, NHM

Michael Howell, SW
Travis Erickson, OAAS

Debe Jones, CSD 

Kim McCullough, CSD 


Steve McAnulty, HES

Derek Mohr, RMPE
Melanie Austin, HES

Jennifer Zwetsloot, HES
Annette Ward, SW

Angela Heavner, Nursing 

Janice Koppenhaver,


Laura McArthur, NUT     

Joy James, RMPE
Sherry Street-Tobin, CSD                 

Ashley Goodman, HES
Jerry Cantwell, RMPE                        

Amy Lyons, SW                    

Adam Hege, PH
Shelli McGinnis, Dean's Office