NKU Announces Faculty and Staff Honors and Awards


 
Debra Meyer
Dr. Debra Meyers, Milburn Outstanding Professor honoree, is pictured with President Vaidya, Dean Diana McGill- College of Arts and Sciences, and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands.
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May 6, 2019— Northern Kentucky University honored faculty and staff at its annual Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Awards on April 18.

President Ashish Vaidya and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands highlighted employees who were recently promoted or are retiring. Department of History and Geography Professor Dr. Debra Meyers was announced as the Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor. The Milburn Award recognizes outstanding achievement across NKU’s mission. President Vaidya will recognize Dr. Meyers at the Fall Convocation in August.

Here are the faculty and staff award winners:

• Academic Affairs Outstanding Staff Member: Amanda Meeker, Career Services | Sherrie Turner, Chase College of Law

• Michael C.C. Adams and Susan S. Adams Outstanding Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member: Barbara McFarland, Chase College of Law

• Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Instruction: Barbara Wagner, Chase College of Law

• Excellence in Teaching and Instruction: Amy Gillingham, School of the Arts Music Program | Amy Halbrook, Chase College of Law

• Excellence in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity: Alyssa Appelman, Department of Communication | Jessica Hindman, Department of English

• Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring: Michael Guy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry | Justin Yates, Department of Psychological Science

• Excellence in Online or Technology Enhanced Teaching: Donelle Dreese, Department of English

• Excellence in Outreach and Engagement: Sharlene Boltz, Chase College of Law

• Excellence in University Service: Jen Cellio, Department of English

• Inclusive Excellence Leadership Faculty Award: Joan Ferrante, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Here are the promoted faculty:

• Ronnie Chamberlain – School of the Arts Theatre and Dance Program 

• Nathan DeLee – Department of Physics

• Jessica Hindman – Department of English

• Kimberly Lazzeri – School of the Arts Music Program

• Amber Onorato - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

• Mauricio Torres – Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology

• Monica Wakefield – Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

• Justin Yates – Department of Psychological Science

• Bethany Bowling – Department of Biological Sciences

• Bethany Noblitt – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

• Michael DiCicco – Department of Teacher Education

• Cory Scheadler – Department of Kinesiology and Health

• Deborah Chilcote – Department of Nursing

• Chad Anderson – Department of Business Informatics

• Alexis Pulos – Department of Communication

• Alina Campan – Department of Computer Science

• Wei Hao – Department of Computer Science

• Sandra Spataro – Department of Management

• Qing Su – Department of Economics and Finance

• John Schlipp – Steely Library

• Donna Smith – Steely Library

Here are the retiring faculty:

• Janet Bertog – Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology

• Shelley Cain – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

• Michael Collins – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

• Deborah Dempsey – Department of Biological Sciences

• Thom McGovern – School of the Arts Visual Arts Program

• Steve Rankin – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

• Karl Vogler – Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology

• Daniel Kent – Department of Management

• Carol Furnish – Chase College of Law

• Barbara McFarland – Chase College of Law

• Lenore Kinne – Department of Teacher Education

• Paul Wirtz – Department of Teacher Education

• Debra Kasel – Department of Allied Health

• David Manning – Department of Business Informatics

• Gaut Ragsdale – Department of Communication

• Jeanne Pettit – First Year Programs.

Faculty that were promoted received a clock as a gift of congratulations of their accomplishment. Retiring faculty received a watch as an appreciation of their service to NKU.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.