In recognition of their enduring commitment to the college community, Simpson College has announced its Faculty and Staff Award Winners for the 2019-20 academic year.
The awards are typically presented in-person. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to on-campus gatherings. Instead, the 2019-20 award winners were recognized during a Zoom meeting on Aug. 20, 2020.
Below is the complete list of faculty and staff award winners for the 2019-20 academic year.
2019-20 Simpson College Faculty & Staff Awards
Faculty Award for Exemplary Teaching: Dr. Chad Timm, associate professor of teacher education
The Faculty Award for Exemplary Teaching recognizes a full-time faculty member at Simpson College who exemplifies excellence in teaching, civility and concern for students and colleagues, commitment to value-centered education and service to students, the institution and the community.
Distinguished Junior Faculty Award: Dr. Katie Smith, assistant professor of sport science
The Distinguished Junior Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching, professional development, service to the college and advising.
Distinguished Teaching Award: Dr. Sal Meyers, professor of psychology
The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a faculty member recognized by both students and faculty colleagues for their outstanding ability as a teacher, concern for students’ personal development, ability to enhance high academic standards and their support of Simpson College’s goals.
Faculty Award for Campus Leadership: Dr. Patti Woodward-Young, professor of teacher education
The Faculty Award for Campus Leadership recognizes a faculty member who has provided outstanding campus leadership in service to students. Nominees demonstrate outstanding leadership in areas like mentoring new faculty members, directing campus-wide projects, committee service, recruiting and more.
Distinguished Research Award: Dr. Lau Cesarco Eglin, assistant professor of world language and culture studies
The Distinguished Research Award recognizes any full-time, regularly-appointed (tenured or tenure-track) faculty member who publishes, presents, or displays within the past three years a research project, publication, or work of art deemed to be of high professional quality by standards of peers within the appropriate discipline.
Staff Impact Award: Russ Rivers, late night security
The Staff Impact Award recognizes a staff member who has made a difference in supporting and encouraging to students in ways that might not be in their job description.
Staff Service Award: Mara Bailey, chaplain
The Staff Service Award recognizes a staff member who demonstrates service to the college beyond the scope of his or her normal duties.