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Faculty Mid-Career Award


For commitment to the University’s land-grant mission

This award recognizes faculty systemwide in the early to middle stage of their career who have demonstrated a strong commitment to WSU’s land-grant mission and its scholarship, teaching and engagement elements.

Recipients of this award will have demonstrated outstanding performance and the potential to build on their achievements, thereby enhancing the University’s ability to create positive outcomes for all and meet the future needs of the state of Washington, the Pacific Northwest, our nation, and beyond.

Jennifer Adam

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Berry Distinguished Professor

Jennifer Adam is a nationally recognized leader in coupled human/natural systems modeling. She has deftly led team efforts to explore complex interdisciplinary problems. Her papers appear in top journals, and three of them are among the top one percent of highly cited articles. Adam’s annual research expenditures rank second among faculty in the college. 

Student evaluations give Adam’s classroom teaching top ratings. Many of her papers are led by student researchers, a reflection of her skill as a mentor. She has mentored doctoral and master’s students, as well as postdoctoral fellows. Several of her graduate students have received state and national recognition. 

Many awards have recognized Adam’s teaching and research. She has presented more than 40 invited talks at conferences. Her record of service to WSU and external organizations is extensive. It includes serving on workshop and awards committees for multiple professional societies.