2021 Faculty Award Recipients Named
See who is named the best of the best for the 2020-2021 academic year.
UM-Dearborn is known for faculty who go above and beyond in the classroom and in industry. Even during a pandemic, professors continued to do outstanding work in teaching, service and research.
"Every year UM-Dearborn has an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate faculty for outstanding performance in teaching, service and research. It gives me great pleasure to announce this year's distinguished recipients of awards in all categories," said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sue Alcock.
The 2021 recipient of the Academic Citizenship Award is:
Professor Rashmi Luthra, Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, CASL
The 2021 recipients of the Collegiate Lectureship are:
Samia Al-Qaisi, Department of Natural Sciences, CASL (Lecturer IV)
Kristi Stewart, Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, CASL (Lecturer II)
The 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Digital Education Award is:
Assistant Professor Maya Barak, College-Wide Programs, CASL
The 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award is:
Associate Professor Wencong Su, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CECS
The 2021 recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Awards are:
Assistant Professor Kristin Poling, Social Sciences Department, CASL
Professor Kamalesh Kumar, Department of Management Studies, COB
In addition to giving congrats, Alcock expressed deep appreciation for the committee members who reviewed nominations.
Academic Citizenship Award Committee: Susan Baker, Jeffrey Bouwman, Barbara Klein, Lisa Martin and Bruce Maxim
Collegiate Lectureship Committee: Sheryl Edwards, Chris Samfilippo, David Sobiechowski, Anne Thomson and Edward Williams
Distinguished Digital Education Award Committee: Susan Baker, Jeffrey Bouwman, Barbara Klein, Lisa Martin and Bruce Maxim
Distinguished Research Award Committee: Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo, Taehyun Shim, Vivek Singh, Claudia K. Walters and Ya Sha Yi
Distinguished Teaching Award Committee: Armagan Bayram, Brian Green, Gerald Holowicki, Patricia K. Smith and Julie Taylor