Faculty honored for achievements at annual convocation


Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton (front, blue suit) stands with Faculty Convocation awardees Oct. 12.

 

Each year, FIU’s Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony provides the university the opportunity to recognize faculty members for their commitment to the university and their students.

The ceremony, held Oct. 12 in the GC Ballrooms, honors the achievements of faculty who have excelled in the areas of teaching, research, service, engagement, librarianship, mentoring and advising.

The President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award, the convocation’s top honor, was awarded to Allan Rosenbaum, director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service and a professor in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

The award recognizes full-time faculty who make an impact in their field through research, partnership or creative initiatives; who promote student learning, innovation and collaboration; and who demonstrate distinguished leadership within the university.

Allan Rosenbaum

It also comes with a monetary prize, which Rosenbaum is donating back to the university in full to set up a permanent fund to support public administration research efforts conducted by students.

“It means a tremendous amount to be recognized by colleagues and those who know you best,” Rosenbaum said. “It’s a lovely aspect of what has been 30 wonderful years here at FIU. The university has been a marvelous place to be a part of.”

In his role with the institute, Rosenbaum leads the university’s principal vehicle for working internationally in the areas of governance reform, decentralization, legislative development, strengthening local government and democratic institution building around the globe. The institute has been involved in many projects funded by USAID and other international organizations in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Earlier this year, Rosenbaum received the Enrique B. Rodriguez award for his work building local democracy and good governance in Latin America.

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL AWARD

President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award 

Allan Rosenbaum
Professor, Public Administration
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

FACULTY AWARDS

Faculty Award For Excellence In Teaching

Tovah Bender
Instructor, History
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Phillip M. Carter
Associate Professor, English
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Alok Deoraj
Senior Instructor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Miranda Kitterlin
Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Joerg Reinhold
Professor, Physics
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Maria V. Alvarez Tsalikis
Senior Instructor, Teaching & Learning
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Faculty Award For Excellence In Gateway Teaching

Rachel A. Ritchie
Instructor, Psychology
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Faculty Award For Excellence In Service

Krishnaswamy Jayachandran
Professor, Earth & Environment
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Faculty Award For Excellence In Research And Creative Activities

Bruce R. McCord
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Nezih Pala
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Computing

Jeremy Pettit
Professor, Psychology
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Sharan Ramaswamy
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering & Computing

Barry P. Rosen
Distinguished University Professor, Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Ping Zhu
Associate Professor, Earth & Environment
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Faculty Award For Excellence In Advising And Mentorship

Mohiaddin Mesbahi
Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Osama Mohammed
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing

Kevin E. O’Shea
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Faculty Award For Excellence In Engagement

Cheryl L. Holder
Associate Professor, Humanities, Health and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Faculty Award For Excellence In Librarianship

Zhaohui Jennifer Fu
Librarian, Graphic Information Systems Center
Libraries

ADJUNCT FACULTY AWARDS

Adjunct Faculty Award For Excellence In Teaching

Lukas K. Danner
Adjunct Lecturer, Politics & International Relations
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Frank A. Scafidi
Adjunct Professor, Leadership and Professional Studies
College of Arts, Sciences & Education