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Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award

The university’s highest faculty honor

The Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award recognizes a scholar who has changed the thinking in his or her field through teaching, research, creative scholarship, and service. Each recipient has contributed notably to the vitality and strength of the Washington State University community for more than a decade.

Professor Emerita , Department of Human Development

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Previous recipients

2023Keri McCarthy, School of Music
2022John M. Roll, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
2021Douglas R. Call, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
2020John Browse, Institute of Biological Chemistry
2019K.W. Hipps, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
2018Mark G. Kuzyk, Physics and Astronomy
2017Kelvin G. Lynn, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
2016B.W. “Joe” Poovaiah, Horticulture
2015John Reganold, Crop and Soil Sciences
2014Ronald C. Mittelhammer, Agricultural economics
2013Guy H. Palmer, Global Animal Health
2012Michael J. Smerdon, Molecular Biosciences
2011Gregory W. Yasinitsky, Music

Award criteria, application process, and video of previous recipients