KSU Faculty Awards

KSU is incredibly proud of its faculty and their accomplishments. Many of our faculty boast national and international recognition for their leadership and innovation in their teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and other professional endeavors. Thanks to our robust faculty recognition program, we have historically recognized our faculty with awards in several categories.

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 KSU Faculty Awards, managed by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Our rigorous selection process involves an initial selection at the college level, culminating with each Dean nominating their outstanding candidates. University wide committees with faculty representation from each college then review the finalists’ nominations and select the winners.


August 19, 2022: Call for nominations opens.

February 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm: Deadline for Deans or designees to submit nominations.

March 2023: Selection committees review nominations and make recommendations for winners and finalists where applicable.

April 2023: Announcement

April 17, 2023, 12 - 1:30 pm: Award Ceremony (location KSU Center 400)


Congratulations to the 2021-2022 KSU Faculty Award Recipients

  • Award
  • Distinguished Professor Award
    Sohyun An, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Tyra Burton, Department of Marketing and Professional Sales
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Lara Smith-Sitton, Department of English
  • Outstanding Online Teaching Award
    Cristen Dutcher, School of Accountancy
  • Outstanding Part-time Teaching Award
    Thomas Garr, Department of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis
  • Outstanding Professional Service and Community Engagement Award
    Brandon Lundy, Department of Geography and Anthropology
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
    Hossain Shahriar, Department of Information Technology
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
    Philip Kiernan, School of Art and Design
  • Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award
    Kun Suo, Department of Computer Science
  • Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award
    Li Yizeng, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Faculty Award for Distinguished International Achievement
    Amanda Richey, Department of Inclusive Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Marielle Myers, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Past Winners