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2014 UNLV Academic Achievement Award Winners

Posted: April 21, 2014

Regent Awards

Regents' Scholar Award (Undergraduate)

  • Brittany Radke, Honors, B.S. Civil Engineering, Minor in Solar and Renewable Energy

Regents' Scholar Award (Graduate)

  • David M. Armstrong, M.A., Ph.D. English
    Commitee Chair: Maile Chapman

Regents' Rising Researcher Awards

  • Katherine Hertlein, Marriage & Family Therapy

Regents' Creative Activities Award

  • Donald Revell, English

Regents' Academic Advisor Award - Undergraduate

  • Tiffany Schmier, Honors College

Scholar Awards

Harry Reid Silver State Research Award

  • Shahram Latifi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award

  • Russell Hurlburt, Psychology
  • Pushkin Kachroo, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Barrick Scholar Award

  • Katherine Hertlein, Marriage & Family Therapy

Outstanding Department Chair Award

  • Gillian Galbraith, Biomedical Studies, School of Dental Medicine

UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Awards

  • Robert Aalberts, Accounting
  • P. Jane Hafen, English
  • Daniel McAllister, Managment, Entrepreneurship, & Technology
  • Scott Nowicki, Geoscience
  • Sang-Duck Seo, Art

Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Andrew Spivak, Sociology

Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty Award

  • Kathleen Callahan, Journalism & Media Studies
  • Kerie Francis, Sociology
  • Tereza Jezkova, Life Sciences
  • Joanna Kepka, Honors
  • Jose Santillana, Women's Studies

UNLV Academic Advisor Awards

Academic Advisor Award (Undergraduate)

  • Tiffany Schmier, Honors College

Academic Advisor Award (Graduate)

  • Lisa Davis, MBA Programs

Outgoing Dean

  • David Henry, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

James S. McPhee Librarian of the Year

  • Cory Tucker, University Libraries

CSUN Faculty Awards

  • Sharon Jalene, Health Sciences
  • Abigail Aguilar, Liberal Arts
  • Pradip Bhowmik, Sciences
  • Nancy Syzdek, Urban Affairs

Graduate Student and Facutly Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

  • 1st Place: Lori Fazzino, doctoral student in Sociology
  • 2nd Place: Cynthia Clark, doctoral student in Teaching & Learning
  • 3rd Place: Daniel Alameda, masters student in Music

Outstanding Thesis Award

  • Riley Berry, Master of Hotel Administration
    "How We Complain: The Effect of Personality on Consumer Complaint Channels"
    Committee Chair: Sarah Tanford

Outstanding Dissertation Award

  • Jonathan William Plaue, Ph.D. Radiochemistry
    "Forensic Signatures of Chemical Process History in Uranium Oxides"
    Committee Chair: Kenneth Czerwinski

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

  • Vikki Rosser, Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Administrative Faculty Member of the Year

  • Frank Durand, Boyd School of Law

Educational Outreach Faculty Excellence Award

  • Heath Hiudt, Sommerlier/Continuing Education Instructor

Faculty International Development Award

  • Manoucheka Celeste, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award

  • Seyhmus Baloglu, Hotel