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President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Career-Track Faculty


Recognizing outstanding educators

This award recognizes up to two non-tenure track faculty members who epitomize the highest levels of performance and excellence and who provide a vital role in teaching WSU students.

Vanessa Cozza

Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
WSU Tri-Cities

Sophia Tegart

School of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
WSU Pullman

Previous recipients

2022Kenneth Faunce, Department of History
Phillip Morgan, Kinesiology and Education Psychology
2021Rebecca L. Cooney, Strategic Communication
Dave Torick, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
2020Janet Peters, Psychology
Chris Dickey, Music
2019Clif Stratton, History
Renee Petersen, Civil and Environmental Engineering
2018Leann Hunter, English
Jason B. Peschel, School of Design and Construction
2017Xiaopeng Bi, mechanical and materials engineering
Debbie Brinker, nursing
2016Lisa Carloye, biological sciences
Karl Olsen, civil and environmental engineering
2015Nicholas Cerruti, physics
Kate McAteer, biological sciences
2014Andrew S. O’Fallon, software engineering
Samantha Swindell, psychology
2013Pamela Awana Lee, fine arts
Judy Meuth, critical culture, gender, and race studies

Award criteria, application process, and video of previous recipients