College Award Winners

2020-2021

Each year, the College of Social Science recognizes outstanding members of the College of Social Science Community who have made a difference.

2020-2021 PROGRAM (PDF)

 

 


Rising Star Research Award

This award recognizes early in career, tenure system faculty for research that has resulted in notable products such as high quality peer-reviewed publication(s), grant funding, and/or media appearances. This faculty member demonstrates innovative or transformative achievement beyond the norm.

Caitlin CavanaghDr. Caitlin Cavanagh
Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice

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Graduate Student Research Award

This award recognizes a graduate student who has conducted student initiated and led original research that demonstrates a clear potential for continued research excellence, while demonstrating conceptual and/or methodological rigor. Special consideration was given to work that incorporates emerging scholarly perspectives or interdisciplinary approaches.

Anh Sy Huy LeAnh Sy Huy Le
PhD student
Department of History

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Graduate Student Teaching Award

This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated evidence of dedication to instruction through experimentation and successful implementation of innovative techniques and/or contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning, including experiential learning; and evidence of excellence in instruction as demonstrated by the impact on students’ careers and colleagues’ teaching/advising practices.

Mark SuchytaMark Suchyta
PhD student
Department of Sociology

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Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award: Undergraduate Student

This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has played a significant role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, by demonstrating activities which may include serving underrepresented populations, developing or implementing innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhancing the ability and effectiveness of the College to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Jasmine JordanJasmine Jordan
Department of Political Science

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Honorable Mention

Chloe Majzel
Department of Economics

 


Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award: Faculty

This award recognizes a faculty member who plays a leadership role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by demonstrating activities which may include serving underrepresented populations, developing or implementing innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhancing the ability and effectiveness of the College to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Dr. Najib HouraniDr. Najib Hourani
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology and the Global Urban Studies Program

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Faculty Teaching Innovation Award: Fixed-Term

This award recognizes a fixed-term faculty member for their innovation in undergraduate teaching and impact on student learning.

Eddie BoucherDr. Eddie Boucher
Assistant Professor
Center for Integrative Studies

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Integrative Studies in Social Science Teaching Excellence Award

This award recognizes teaching excellence, dedication to student success, commitment to MSU undergraduate learning goals, and emphasis on international, multicultural, or national diversity in Integrative Studies in Social Science.

Dr. Erin GrahamDr. Erin Graham
Assistant Professor
Department of History and Chicano/Latino Studies

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Faculty Outreach/Engagement Award

This award is given to a faculty member for their significant impact on the larger community through creative and innovative outreach or applied knowledge.

Dr. Jennifer CarreraDr. Jennifer Carrera
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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Matt Hansen Support Staff Award

This award recognizes support staff who demonstrate commitment to excellence and service to community as evident in their impact and professionalism, and by fostering positive culture/climate.

Melissa ChristleMelissa Christle
Graduate Secretary
School of Criminal Justice

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Women's Leadership Institute Tomlanovich Equity Research Award

This award is given to faculty and undergraduate student teams to conduct research that advances understanding of intersectionality and gender equity to realize the vision of the Women’s Leadership Institute - to advance leadership equity for women globally.

Dr. Nazita Lajevardi with student Jasmine Jordan
Dr. Cristina Bodea and Dr. Andrew Kerner with students Zac Ozormoor and Lillian Meng

Department of Political Science

Dr. Nazita Lajevardi

Dr. Nazita Lajevardi

Dr. Cristina  Bodea

Dr. Cristina Bodea

Dr. Andrew  Kerner

Dr. Andrew Kerner

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