The Ohio State University at Newark


Faculty Awards

2019-20 Professional Standards Award Recipients

2020 Faculty Service Award

The purpose of the Ohio State Newark Faculty Service Award is to recognize outstanding contributions in the area of service by members of the Ohio State Newark faculty. Two awards are given annually, one for tenured faculty and one for tenure-track faculty. Nominations are solicited from tenured and non-tenured faculty and administration. All full-time Ohio State Newark teaching faculty members are eligible, excepting those who have received the award in the previous three consecutive years.

Tenure-track:
The 2020 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenure-track is awarded to Lucille Toth (French).

Lucille Toth’s campus service included her role as Ombudsperson for 2019-2020, membership on the Student Matters Committee, and serving as Alternate University Senator. In addition, she served as a STEP mentor for 2019 at Newark after having served as a STEP mentor at Columbus campus in 2018. Lucille also served as Resident Director for two Study Abroad programs in 2019, to Liverpool and to Paris. In service to her department, Lucille co-chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and she served as diversity advocate for a tenure-track search. Finally, her community service includes “OnBoard(hers),” a community-based dance project for female immigrants which included twelve workshops and five performances with support from a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant and a Newark Outreach Grant, as well as serving on the board of the Stonewall Columbus LGBT Center.

Tenured:
The 2020 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Elizabeth Weiser (English).

Elizabeth Weiser campus service includes two consecutive years as Secretary to Faculty Assembly, service on the Professional Standards Committee where she has chaired threesubcommittees, and membership on the ad hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She was a founding member of the Digital Flagship Initiative, she chaired the Faculty Communications Committee, and she has been involved with the Newark Earthworks Center for many years. She serves as a STEP faculty mentor for the first cohort and has served as an EXP faculty mentor. Liz is coordinator and liaison between the Newark Campus and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning which includes producing a newsletter, arranging for faculty workshops on inclusive teaching, and regular updates on teaching support and UITL initiatives. In service to the profession, Liz serves on the Executive Committee of the International Committee for Museology and is the treasurer of the Kenneth Burke Society. In addition, she is a member of the editorial board for both the International Committee for Museology, and the KB Journal. In service to the community, Liz has worked with more than 35 Licking County non-profit organizations, placing interns and applying for grant funds from the Ohio Campus Compact “Pay It Forward” program, resulting in awards to 11 organizations totaling $6000. She also volunteers on the President’s Council of the Hunter Robbins Museum in Granville and serves as an external reviewer for the Licking County Foundation Scholarship Review Committee.

2020 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

The Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award recognizes two leading scholars from among the Ohio State Newark regular faculty, one tenured and one tenure-track. The Dean/Director’s office provides the subcommittee chair with a list of names of the faculty who are eligible for the award by virtue of the fact that they have been identified by the department chair as “exceeding expectations” (above a score of 2) in scholarship for the previous three consecutive years. Faculty members who have won the award during the previous five consecutive years are not eligible. The subcommittee chair will contact the eligible faculty in each category (tenured and tenure-track) and invite them to compete for the respective awards.

Tenure-track:
The 2020 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category of Tenure-track is awarded to Jim Wirth (Psychology).

Dr. Wirth has a comprehensive approach to investigating ostracism (being excluded and ignored). His work broadly focuses on the consequences of experiencing social ostracism (how ostracized people aggress toward others or how ostracized people make more risky decisions), and the determinants of ostracism (who is more likely to be ostracized). Dr. Wirth has published 33 articles (11 first-authored) and 2 book chapters (both first-authored). Many of his articles appear in the highest caliber outlets in the field. Dr. Wirth is establishing a national reputation for excellence. His research record includes substantial evidence of scholarly independence and even when the work represents a collaborative effort, Dr. Wirth’s intellectual contributions are central to the research questions of interest. Based on the evidence presented to the subcommittee, Dr. Wirth is an outstanding scholar and deserving of the Scholarly Accomplishment Award in pre-tenure category.

Tenured:
The 2020 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Robert Cook (Anthropology).

We recommend Dr. Robert Allan Cook for the award in tenured category. Dr. Cook’s research program is focused on the Fort Ancient culture, dating to the Late Woodland and Early Mississippi periods, in the Ohio Valley. Although Dr. Cook specializes in the archaeology of the Ohio Valley and eastern North America more generally, and is known as an important voice in the archaeology of the American Midwest and the American South, he also has recently been involved in collaborative research on the archaeology of households and community governance in pre-hispanic highland Mexico, supported in part by an NSF grant. Dr. Cook has a very strong publication record with 2 books praised for their rigorous analysis and innovative approaches to the Native American past in the Midwest, 8 book chapters and 30 peer reviewed articles in highly regarded national and international journals. He has given numerous invited public lectures and has mentored several graduate students. It is clear from all of the evidence presented to the subcommittee that Dr. Cook is an outstanding scholar, and indeed deserving of the Scholarly Accomplishment Award in tenured category.

2020 Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to each of the following: (i) one full-time lecturer/visiting assistant professor, (ii) one tenure-track faculty member, and (iii) one tenured faculty member “to recognize individuals doing excellent teaching and to stimulate excellence in teaching.” Recipients are selected by a committee of previous winners, faculty appointed to the Professional Standards Committee, and if possible, students appointed by the Student Senate Committee. Ohio State Newark students, faculty, administrators and alumni may make nominations.

Tenure-track:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Chris Robinson (Psychology) with the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-track faculty.

Comments from students:

  • Dr. Robinson was is an exceptional teacher. He presented the course material and relayed information in ways that encouraged understanding and student interaction.
  • Clearly communicated what was expected. Very willing to help students and often went out of his way to allow time for students to ask questions and get help on the final paper.
  • Excellent professor, deserves nothing but the best!

Tenured:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Robert Hughes (English) with the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured faculty.

Comments from students:

  • He genuinely cares about your intake of the material being discussed, and what makes him especially amazing is that he often applies the material to our world. I have learned a lot about both colonial U.S literature, and important lessons on navigating through life.
  • I must admit, my first opinion was that it was going to be a long, dreadful class. But thanks, to Dr. Hughes, I have a love affair with reading. I never would have imagined that. I only read because I had to. Now, I am actually looking forward to reading FOR FUN. I wish there were more people in this world, like him. He has a knowledge that he wants to share, a passion for his subject and his students and a sense of humor. One more thing, Dr. Hughes, I hope you read this. You truly changed my life. I send to you my heartfelt thanks.

Lecturer:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Lijuan Bi (Math) with the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for Lecturer.

Comments from students:

  • Professor Bi is an amazing teacher. When you don't understand something, Professor Bi will do everything in her power to make you understand and also give you examples to practice.
  • I am not very good at math, but Professor Bi helped me understand the concepts and problems so that I could excel in this class. She's a great professor!!
  • Lijuan Bi is the best math professor I have ever had. She is very friendly and makes the subject understandable. She always takes time to meet outside of class and is genuinely interested in every students success.

2020 Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching

The Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching is awarded to an Ohio State Newark tenured faculty member who has established a record of excellent teaching at the Newark campus for at least ten years. Candidates for the award are nominated annually by an anonymous ballot distributed to all full-time Ohio State Newark faculty. They may nominate one colleague from a list of full-time tenured faculty who are eligible for the award and have not received it within the past three consecutive years.

The Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching 2020 has been awarded to Asuman Turkmen (Statistics).

Dr. Turkmen’s dedication to teaching and encouraging student success is evident in her student and peer evaluations. We highlight just a few comments from the student evaluations here: “I felt encouraged to ask questions during her class. She takes her time and made sure we (class) knew the material before she moved on. I enjoyed being in her class and have learned a lot;” “She is always willing to help and she answers questions as best as possible. She really wants to see you succeed in the course and understand the material;” and “I have never felt so confident in a math class. She made sure everyone understood every step of the way.” The praise by her peers and members of her department is also evident: “I could not have been more impressed with Dr. Turkmen’s teaching. She is confident and in control of the class, but also has a friendly and supportive demeanor;” and “She is a role model teacher for her peers.” In 2018, Dr. Turkmen was selected as a faculty mentor for the new University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UTIL) Faculty FIT program, pairing her with a cohort of three faculty member mentees focusing on innovative teaching. She is also a member of the Digital Flagship, incorporating iPad and other technologies into her course redesign efforts.


2018-19 Professional Standards Award Recipients

2019 Faculty Service Award

Tenure-track:
The 2019 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenure-track is awarded to John Harper.

Tenured:
The 2019 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Andy Roberts.

2019 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Tenure-track:
The 2019 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category of Tenure-track is awarded to Ozlem Dogan Ekici.

Tenured:
The 2019 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Alcira Dueñas.

2019 Teaching Excellence Award

Tenure-track:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Jim Wirth with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-track faculty.

Tenured:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dana Munteanu with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured faculty.

Lecturer:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Carrie Wysocki with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for Lecturer.

2019 Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching

The Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching 2019 has been awarded to Mitch Lerner.

2019 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research

Tenure-track:
The 2019 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research is awarded to Ozlem Dogan Ekici for tenure-track faculty.

Tenure-track:
The 2019 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research is awarded to Elizabeth Weiser for tenured faculty.


2017-18 Professional Standards Award Recipients

2018 Faculty Service Award

Tenure-track:
The 2018 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenure-track is awarded to Jim Wirth, Ph.D., Psychology.

Tenured:
The 2018 Faculty Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Angela Bryant, Ph.D., Sociology.

Submitted on behalf of the Faculty Service Award Subcommittee: Karen Goodell, John Harper, Nath Rao, Asuman Turkmen

2018 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Tenure-track:
The 2018 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category of Tenure-track is awarded to Niles Johnson, Ph.D., Mathematics.

Tenured:
The 2018 Scholarly Accomplishment Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Lucy Murphy, Ph.D., History.

Submitted on behalf of the Scholarly Accomplishment Subcommittee(s): Tenure-track: Melissa Buelow, Karen Goodell, Tiyi Morris, Brad Okdie
Tenured: Karen Goodell, John Harper, Tiyi Morris, Jack Richardson

2018 Teaching Excellence Award

Tenure-track:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards John Harper, Ph.D., Math, with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-track faculty.

Tenured:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Tiyi Morris, Ph.D., African American and African Studies, with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured faculty.

Lecturer:
The Teaching Excellence Subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Ozgur Turkmen, Math, with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award for Lecturer.

Submitted on behalf of the Teaching Excellence Award Subcommittee(s): Tenure-track: Nath Rao, Jack Richardson, John Hunter, Mike Stamatikos, Shawna Weyrauch, Jose Cabral
Tenured and lecturer: Feride Tiglay, Jack Richardson, John Hunter, Mike Stamatikos, Shawna Weyrauch, Jose Cabral

2018 Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching

The Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching 2018 has been awarded to Daniel Keller, Ph.D., English.

Submitted on behalf of the subcommittee: Melissa Buelow

2018 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research

Tenure-track:
The 2018 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research in the category of Tenure-track is awarded to Jim Wirth, Ph.D., Psychology.

Tenured:
The 2018 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research in the category of Tenured is awarded to Melissa Buelow, Ph.D., Psychology.

Submitted on behalf of the Student Matters Committee: Brad Okdie, Jim Wirth (recused for New Mentor Award), Jack Richardson, Lucy Murphy, and Terri Hessler


2016-17 Professional Standards Award Winners

2017 Faculty Service Award

Tenure-Track: This year the Faculty Service Award in the category Tenure-Track is awarded to Dr. Michael Stamatikos, Physics.

Tenured: This year the Faculty Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Dr. Asuman Turkmen, Statistics.

2017 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Tenure-Track: The committee has chosen Dr. Brad Okdie, Psychology, to be the recipient of the 2017 Scholarly Accomplishment Award, Tenure-Track category.

Tenured: The committee has chosen Dr. Tiyi Morris, AFAMAST, to be the recipient of the 2017 Scholarly Accomplishment Award, Tenured category.

2017 Teaching Excellence Award

Tenured: The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Dioni Viscarri, Spanish, with the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured faculty.

Tenure-Track: The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Michael Stamatikos, Physics, with the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-Track faculty.

Instructor/Visiting Assistant: The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Natasha Woods, Biology, with the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award for Instructor/Visiting Assistant faculty.

2017 Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching

The Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching 2017 has been awarded to Dr. Stephanie Brown, English

2017 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research

This year the Research Mentor award in the category of Mentoring of Undergraduate Research is awarded to Dr. Karen Goodell, EEOB.


2015-16 Professional Standards Award Winners


2016 Faculty Service Award

Tenured:
This year the Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Dr. Elizabeth Weiser, English.

Tenure track:
This year the Service Award in the category Tenure-Track is awarded to Dr. Niles Johnson, Mathematics.

2016 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Tenured:
The committee has chosen Dr. Alan Loper, Mathematics, to be the recipient of the 2016 Scholarly Accomplishment Award, Tenured category.

Tenure-Track:
The committee has chosen Dr. Melissa Buelow, Psychology, to be the recipient of the 2016 Scholarly Accomplishment Award, Tenure- Track category.

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

Tenured:
The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Elizabeth Weiser, English, with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured faculty.

Tenure-Track:
The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Niles Johnson, Mathematics, with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-Track faculty.

Lecturer:
The subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Shauna Weyrauch, with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award for Lecturer.

2016 Robert A. Barnes Award

The Robert A. Barnes Award 2016 has been awarded to Dr. Dionisio Viscarri, Spanish.

2016 Best New Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

This year the Research Mentor award in the category Best New Undergraduate Research Mentor is awarded to Dr. Michael Stamatikos, Physics.

2016 Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Research

This year the Research Mentor award in the category of Mentoring of Undergraduate Research is awarded to Dr. Stephanie Brown, English.



2014-15 Professional Standards Award Winners

2015 Faculty Service Award

The Service Award subcommittee has selected two winners of the 2015 Service Award in two categories. These recipients were selected from a very competitive pool of 11 nominations.

Tenured: Karen Goodell
This year the Service Award in the category Tenured is awarded to Dr. Karen Goodell.

Tenure-track: Kenneth Madsen
This year the Service Award in the category Tenure-Track is awarded to Dr. Kenneth Madsen.

2015 Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Tenure:

The committee has chosen Dr. Asuman Turkmen to be the recipient of the 2015 Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award, tenure track category.

Tenured:
The winner of the 2015 Scholarly Accomplishment Award, tenured category, is Dr. Elizabeth Weiser.

2015 Teaching Excellence Award

Tenured: Julie Hupp
It is with great pleasure that the Teaching Excellence Award subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Julie Hupp with the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award for tenured faculty on the Ohio State Newark Campus.

Tenure-track: Melissa Buelow

It is with great pleasure that the Teaching Excellence Award subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Dr. Melissa Buelow with the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty on the Ohio State Newark Campus.

Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor: Matthew Tidwell
It is with great pleasure that the Teaching Excellence Award subcommittee to the Professional Standards committee awards Matthew Tidwell with the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award for lecturers on the Ohio State Newark Campus.

2015 Robert A. Barnes Award

The Barnes subcommittee reviewed the materials of our one candidate who turned in the required materials, Julie Hupp, and agreed that her unswerving record of exceptional teaching would make her a worthy recipient of the award regardless of numbers of competitors.