Honors College

Honors College Faculty Recognized at University’s Annual Awards Ceremony

On April 21, Missouri State University honored the scholastic and professional accomplishments of its faculty members during the 2014 All-Faculty Recognition Reception. Honors College professors were featured prominently and it is our pleasure to highlight below their outstanding achievements during the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

Director’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research

The Director’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research acknowledges the exceptional research accomplishments of MSU’s Honors College faculty. This award recognizes a faculty member’s research excellence and is meant to acknowledge those Honors College professors who serve as the best example of the ideal scholar/teacher who has not only made a significant contribution to their own field of research, but who have also helped to expand the growth and development of honors education at MSU. Director’s Award recipients have made major contributions to their own research fields and have participated in the ongoing success of the Missouri State University Honors College.

Dr. Erin Buchanan, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Dennis Hickey, Morris Professor of Political Science

 

Curtis P. Lawrence Master Teacher Award

The Curtis P. Lawrence Master Teacher Award is offered to one Honors College faculty member who is exclusively nominated by Honors College students and chosen by an Honors College student committee in collaboration with the Honors College administrative staff. The award was created in honor of the first Director of Missouri State University’s Honors College, Dr. Curtis P. Lawrence. This award is offered to recognize excellence in honors teaching and mentoring by a Missouri State University Honors College faculty member.

Dr. Carol Shoptaugh, Professor of Psychology

 

Marcia Morriset Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Education

The Marcia Morriset Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Education recognizes the exceptional service, mentoring and advising accomplishments of MSU’s Honors College faculty and affiliated staff. The award was created in recognition of Marcia Morriset’s many years of service to the Honors College. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has contributed broadly to the advancement of honors education at Missouri State University and has excelled at undergraduate mentorship and advising of Honors College students.

Dr. Larry George, Professor Emeritus of German Language & Literature

 

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. The awards are based on effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.

Michael A. Murray, Professor of Music

 

Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

The Foundation Awards are presented annually to full-time faculty members in recognition of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and/or creative activities and service. Their accomplishments epitomize the University’s efforts to become a nationally acclaimed university, admired for the quality of its academic programs, the influence of its research and scholarship, the achievements of its students, faculty and staff, and the impact of its many service efforts.

 

Missouri State University Foundation Award for Teaching

Dr. Stephen McIntyre, Professor of History

Missouri State University Foundation Award for Research

Dr. Michael Reed, Professor of Astronomy

Missouri State University Foundation Award for Service

Dr. Alexander Wait, Professor of Biology

Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Award

The Lawrence Excellence in Advising Award is awarded annually to one faculty member nominated by the student body and selected by a committee of students, faculty members, and full-time academic advisors.

Dr. Joshua Smith, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

 

Faculty Service Awards

Service Awards honor faculty members who have reached a five-year longevity milestone in their years of service to Missouri State University.

-40 Years of Service

 - 30 Years of Service

-25 Years of Service

-20 Years of Service

-15 Years of Service

-10 Years of Service

 

Scholastic Accomplishments

Following is a list of faculty members who published in 2013 in the following categories: Book, Book Chapter, Peer Review Journal Article, or had an Academic, Juried Art Exhibition or Performance.

 

Faculty Grants

Externally sponsored grants assist University faculty members in achieving their goals of education, research and service projects. The following faculty members received grants in 2013.

 

Retiring Faculty

The following Honors College faculty member was honored for his years of service to Missouri State University.

Dr. Joseph Martire, Professor of Philosophy, 1975-2013

Please join the Honors College in congratulating and thanking these faculty members for all that they do for Honors College students and for Missouri State University!

Honors College

April 2014