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President's Award for Excellence - Recipients

There are four categories of Faculty Awards for Excellence. An awardee is selected from each of the following categories: Early Career Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Early Careeer STEM/Natural Resources, Sustained Career Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sustained Career STEM/Natural Resources

  • The Early Career Award recognizes faculty who exhibit exceptional promise within their first seven years with the university. Promise may be demonstrated in scholarship, research, or creativity. Total professional experience since award of highest degree cannot exceed ten years. 
  • The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes faculty for distinguished career-long, sustained excellence in scholarship, research, or creativity, for a period of fifteen or more years.
Early Career
Year Honoree Department Campus
2020 Antoinette Landor Human Development and Family Science UM-Columbia
2020 Se Kwon Kim Physics & Astronomy UM-Columbia
2020 Rui Bo Electrical & Computer Engineering Missouri S&T
2020 Fateme Rezaei Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Missouri S&T
2019 Guang Bian Physics & Astronomy UM-Columbia
2019 Zandra de Araujo Learning, Teaching & Curriculum UM-Columbia
2018 James Schiffbauer Geological Sciences UM-Columbia
2017 Justin Walensky Chemistry UM-Columbia
2016 Michela Becchi Electrical and Computer Engineering UM-Columbia
2015 Gavin McLean King Physics and Biochemistry UM-Columbia
2014 Richard Dawes Chemistry Missouri S&T
2013 Suzanna Kay Long Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Missouri S&T
2012 Anthony Caruso Physics and Astronomy UM-Kansas City
2011 Jay J. Thelen Associate Professor of Biochemistry UM-Columbia
Sustained Career
Year Honoree Department Campus
2020 Shelly Rodgers Strategic Communication UM-Columbia
2020 Thoms Spencer Animal Sciences UM-Columbia
2020 William Fahrenholtz Materials Science & Engineering Missouri S&T
2020 Kamal Khayat Civil Engineering Missouri S&T
2019 Gary Stacey Plant Sciences and Biochemistry UM-Columbia
2019 Keith Herman Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology UM-Columbia
2018 Sajal Das Computer Science Missouri S&T
2017 Wai-Yim Ching Physics UM-Kansas City
2016 Ashim Mitra Pharmacy UM-Kansas City
2015 James Birchler Biological Sciences UM-Columbia
2014 Jerry Taylor Genetics and Animal Sciences UM-Columbia
2013 Bahram Mashhoon Department of Physics and Astronomy UM-Columbia
2012 Grace Y. Sun Biochemistry UM-Columbia
2011 Nelson Cowan Professor of Psychology UM-Columbia

Reviewed 2020-08-06