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, research 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 2021-2022 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.


January 10, 2022: Call for nominations opens.

February 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm: Deadline for Deans or designees to submit nominations.

March 2022: Selection committees review nominations and make recommendations for winners and finalists where applicable.

TBD 2022: Announcement and Award Ceremony


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 KSU Faculty Award Recipients

  • Award
  • Distinguished Professor Award
    Yusun Chang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Hassan Pournaghshband, Department of Software Engineering and Game Development
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Jennifer Vandenbussche, Department of Mathematics
  • Outstanding Online Teaching Award
    David Johnson, Department of English
  • Outstanding Part-time Teaching Award
    Joanne Lee, Department of Educational Leadership
  • Outstanding Professional Service and Community Engagement Award
    Douglas Moodie, Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
    Sohyun An, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
    Jianming Wen, Department of Physics
  • Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award
    Marco Guzzi, Department of Physics
  • Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award
    Junggab Son, Department of Computer Science
  • Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Faculty Award for Distinguished International Achievement
    Jayoung Choi, Department of Inclusive Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Roneisha Worthy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Past Winners