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Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievement

Sahlin Awards honor faculty members who epitomize the highest level of excellence in the pursuit of the University’s goals. Four awards recognize accomplishments in the following areas of faculty performance:


Dean, College of Education

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Previous recipients

2022-2023M. Grant Norton, Honors College
2021-2022Jill McCluskey, School of Economic Sciences
2020-2021Greg Crouch
2019-2020Stephen Bollens
2018-19Lori Wiest, music
2017-18Marvin Pitts, mechanical and materials engineering
2016-17Craig Parks, psychology
2015-16John Roll, WSU Spokane
2014-15Vicki A. McCracken, economic sciences
2013-14Debra Inglis, plant pathology
2012-13Amy S. Wharton, sociology
2011-12Robert E. Rosenman, economic sciences


Assistant Professor, School of Music

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2022-2023Corey Johnson,
Research Services Unit
2021-2022Jesse Spohnholz, History
2020-2021Carolyn F. Ross
2019-2020Erika Gudrun Offerdahl
2018-19Anita Vasavada,
chemical engineering and bioengineering,
integrative physiology and neuroscience
2017-18Ray Sun, history
2016-17Julie A. Kmec, sociology
2015-16Charles Munson, finance
2014-15Kristen A. Johnson, animal sciences
2013-14Charles Pezeshki, mechanical and materials engineering
2012-13Catherine A. Elstad, pharmaceutical sciences
2011-12Lori M. Carris, plant pathology

Outreach and Engagement

Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

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2022-2023Girish Ganjyal, School of Food Sciences
2021-2022Eric Johnson, Teaching and Learning
2020-2021Ka'imi Sinclair
2019-2020Cheryl B. Schultz
2018-19Dale A. Moore, veterinary clinical sciences
2017-18Joe Harrison, animal sciences
2016-17Douglas Walsh, entomology
2015-16Carol Black, entomology
2014-15Kim D. Patten, horticulture, WSU Extension
2013-14Sue B. Clark, chemistry
2012-13Clayton J. Mosher, sociology
2011-12Gary G. Grove, plant pathology

Research, Scholarship & Arts

Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences

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2022-2023Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Psychology
2021-2022Olusola Adesope, Kinesiology and Educational Psychology
2020-2021Hans P.A. Van Dongen
2019-2020Gregory W. Yasinitsky
2018-19Susmita Bose, mechanical and materials engineering
2017-18William M. Hamlin, English
2016-17Douglas R. Call, veterinary medicine
2015-16Diane Cook, electrical engineering and computer science
2014-15Kenneth L. Nash, chemistry
2013-14Thomas Besser, veterinary microbiology and pathology
2012-13Kerry W. Hipps, chemistry
2011-12Wendy C. Brown, veterinary microbiology and pathology