Faculty Achievement Awards

Each year since 1983, Faculty Achievement Awards are presented to individual faculty in each of three categories: teaching, academic accomplishment and University/community service. The awards represent peer recognition of outstanding performance in each of the award categories. The award winners receive individual plaques and cash awards of $1000 provided by the FSU Foundation. The names of the award winners are placed on a plaque in the Hitchins Building.

  • Awardees in Teaching

    1983
    David M. Dean

    1984
    Audry T. Edwards

    1985
    Thomas A. Mappes
    Walter L. Lackey

    1986
    Patricia A. Santoro

    1987
    James W. Perry

    1988
    MacGregor O'Brien

    1989
    Karen H. Parks

    1990
    John F. Bowman
    Margaret M. Dalton

    1991
    A. Franklin Parks

    1992
    Sara A. Grove

    1993
    Geri A. Dino

    1994
    Connie J. Groer

    1995
    Tracey J. Demars
    Kenneth D. Witmer, Jr.

    1996
    Elizabeth R. Morrissey

    1997
    Gersham A. Nelson
    Paul R. Lyons

    1998
    Ahmad Tootoonchi

    1999
    Gable E. Smith

    2000
    Randall Rhodes

    2001
    Shawn Johansen
    Cindy Ellen Herzog

    2002
    Thomas F. Hawk

    2003
    Ahmad Tootoonchi

    2004
    James C. Saku
    Robert M. Moore, III

    2005
    Kathleen H. Powell

    2006
    Diane C. Blankenship

    2007
    Not awarded

    2008
    Not awarded

    2009
    Thomas F. Hawk

    2010
    Not awarded

    2011
    Not awarded

    2012
    Amit J. Shah

    2013
    Yan Bao

    2014
    Steve Hartlaub

    2015
    Brent Kice

    2016
    Xunyu Pan

    2017
    Amy C. Branam Armiento
    Justin R. Dunmyre

    2018
    Not awarded

    2019
    Heather Hurst

    2020
    Not awarded

    2021
    Ali Ashraf
    Molly Hartzog

    2022
    Not awarded

  • Awardees in Academic Accomplishment

    1983
    Thomas A. Mappes
    Judith N. Thelen

    1984
    Gary A. Schlappal

    1985
    A. Franklin Parks

    1986
    Michael C. LeMay

    1987
    Richard M. Trask

    1988
    David M. Dean

    1989
    Nicholas H. Clulee
    John B. Wiseman

    1990
    Michael C. LeMay

    1991
    MacGregor O'Brien

    1992
    Judith N. Thelen

    1993
    Ronald R. Barry, Jr.

    1994
    David M. Dean

    1995
    Paul R. Lyons

    1996
    Not awarded

    1997
    James A. Howard

    1998
    Richard M. Trask
    D. Alan Bensley

    1999
    Judith J. Pula

    2000
    George R. Plitnik
    George W. White

    2001
    James C. Saku

    2002
    Not awarded

    2003
    Jason H. Edwards

    2004
    Not awarded

    2005
    Fritz C. Kessler

    2006
    Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker

    2007
    Joan DeVee Dixon
    George W. White

    2008
    Evan Offstein
    Hongqi Li

    2009
    Megan E. Bradley
    Amit J. Shah
    Richard Raesly

    2010
    Robert B. Kauffman

    2011
    William L. Anderson
    Scott P. Johnson

    2012
    Fritz C. Kessler
    Gregory J. Wood

    2013
    Andy Duncan

    2014
    Scott P. Johnson

    2015
    Gerry LaFemina

    2016
    Not awarded

    2017
    Gregory J. Wood

    2018
    D. Alan Bensley

    2019
    Andy Duncan

    2020
    Not awarded

    2021
    Evan Offstein
    Justin R. Dunmyre

    2022
    Amy C. Branam Armiento

  • Awardees in University and Community Service

    1983
    Keith W. Schlegel

    1984
    Edward L. Root
    Richard M. Trask

    1985
    Alan M. Rose

    1986
    Stephen J. Simpson

    1987
    Harold J. Cordts

    1988
    John B. Wiseman

    1989
    Patricia A. Santoro
    Dustin P. Davis

    1990
    Paul R. LaChance

    1991
    Joy Kroeger-Mappes

    1992
    John F. Bowman

    1993
    John N. Bambacus

    1994
    Gersham A. Nelson

    1995
    Ralph L. Brewer

    1996
    Thomas F. Hawk

    1997
    Margaret M. Dalton

    1998
    Ronald P. Kealy

    1999
    Robert B. Kauffman
    Bill Southerly

    2000
    Henry W. Bullamore

    2001
    Kathleen Powell

    2002
    MacGregor O'Brien

    2003
    John J. O'Rorke

    2004
    Marthe A. McClive

    2005
    Robert M. Moore, III

    2006
    Randall Rhodes

    2007
    Amit J. Shah

    2008
    Oguz A. Soysal

    2009
    Hongqi Li

    2010
    James C. Saku
    Mary W. Mumper

    2011
    Yan Bao

    2012
    Amy C. Branam-Armiento

    2013
    Elesha L. Ruminski
    Michael P. Murtagh

    2014
    Julie E. Hartman-Linck

    2015
    Benjamin N. Norris

    2016
    Not awarded

    2017
    Not awarded

    2018
    Karen L. Keller

    2019
    Michael L. Monahan

    2020
    Not awarded

    2021
    Michael Flinn
    Lilly Ye

    2022
    Kelly M. Bubp

  • Faculty members who have received multiple awards

    Thirty-two FSU faculty members have been honored with more than one Faculty Achievement Award, including five faculty members who have been honored in all three categories.

    Faculty members who have been honored in all three categories

    Amy C. Branam Armiento
    2012 University and Community Service
    2017 Teaching
    2022 Academic Accomplishment

    MacGregor O'Brien
    1988 Teaching
    1991 Academic Accomplishment
    2002 University and Community Service

    A. Franklin Parks
    1985 Academic Accomplishment
    1988 University and Community Service
    1991 Teaching

    James C. Saku
    2001 Academic Accomplishment
    2004 Teaching
    2010 University and Community Service

    Amit J. Shah
    2007 University and Community Service
    2009 Academic Accomplishment
    2012 Teaching

     

     

     

    Other faculty members who have been honored more than once

    David M. Dean
    (3 awards)
    1983 Teaching
    1988 Academic Accomplishment
    1994 Academic Accomplishment

    Thomas F. Hawk
    (3 awards)
    1996 University and Community Service
    2002 Teaching
    2009 Teaching

    Richard M. Trask
    (3 awards)
    1984 University and Community Service
    1987 Academic Accomplishment
    1998 Academic Accomplishment

     

    Yan Bao
    (2 awards)
    2011 University and Community Service
    2013 Teaching

    D. Alan Bensley
    (2 awards)
    1998 Academic Accomplishment
    2018 Academic Accomplishment

    John F. Bowman
    (2 awards)
    1990 Teaching
    1992 University and Community Service

    Margaret M. Dalton
    (2 awards)
    1990 Teaching
    1997 University and Community Service

    Andy Duncan
    (2 awards)
    2013 Academic Accomplishment
    2019 Academic Accomplishment

    Justin R. Dunmyre
    (2 awards)
    2017 Teaching
    2021 Academic Accomplishment

    Scott P. Johnson
    (2 awards)
    2011 Academic Accomplishment
    2014 Academic Accomplishment

    Robert B. Kauffman
    (2 awards)
    1999 University and COmmunity Service
    2010 Academic Accomplishment

    Fritz C. Kessler
    (2 awards)
    2005 Academic Accomplishment
    2012 Academic Accomplishment

    Michael C. LeMay
    (2 awards)
    1986 Academic Accomplishment
    1990 Academic Accomplishment

    Hongqi Li
    (2 awards)
    2008 Academic Accomplishment
    2009 University and Community Service

    Paul R. Lyons
    (2 awards)
    1995 Academic Accomplishment
    1997 Teaching

    Thomas A. Mappes
    (2 awards)
    1983 Academic Accomplishment
    1985 Teaching

    Robert M. Moore, III
    (2 awards)
    2004 Teaching
    2005 University and Community Service

    Gersham A. Nelson
    (2 awards)
    1994 University and Community Service 
    1997 Teaching

    Evan Offstein
    (2 awards)
    2008 Academic Accomplishment
    2021 Academic Accomplishment

    Kathleen Powell
    (2 awards)
    2001 University and Community Service
    2005 Teaching

    Randall Rhodes
    (2 awards)
    2000 Teaching
    2006 University and Community Service

    Patricia A. Santoro
    (2 awards)
    1986 Teaching
    1989 University and Community Services

    Judith Thelen
    (2 awards)
    1983 Academic Accomplishment
    1992 Academic Accomplishment

    Ahmad Tootoonchi
    (2 awards)
    1998 Teaching
    2003 Teaching

    George W. White
    (2 awards)
    2000 Academic Accomplishment
    2007 Academic Accomplishment

    John B. Wiseman
    (2 awards)
    1987 University and Community Service
    1989 Academic Accomplishment 

    Gregory J. Wood
    (2 awards)
    2012 Academic Accomplishment
    2017 Academic Accomplishment

  • FSU faculty who have received USM faculty awards
    Board of Regents Faculty Awards

    The Board of Regents Faculty Awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members within the University System of Maryland. These awards publicly recognize distinguished performance in 1) Teaching, 2) Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity, 3) Public Service, 4) Mentoring, and 5) Innovation on the part of faculty members.

    Read more about the Regents Faculty Awards at the USM Website

    The following FSU Faculty have been recent recipients of a Regents Faculty Award

    Amit J. Shah
    2009 Public Service

    Megan E. Bradley
    2010 Teaching

    Gerry LaFemina
    2011 Pubic Service

    Kara Rogers-Thomas
    2013 Public Service

    Robert B. Kauffman
    2014 Public Service

    Yan Bao
    2015 Teaching

    Heather Gable
    2016 Teaching

    Jason Speights
    2018 Mentoring

    Elkins Professorships

    The Wilson H. Elkins Endowment funds are intended to support compelling projects with focus on research, scholarship, or community engagement that will allow the Elkins Professor to make an important contribution to the teaching, research, or public service mission of the institution and the entire USM.

    Read more about Wilson H. Elkins and the Elkins Professorship on the USM website.

    The following FSU faculty members have been recipients of an Elkins Professorship.

    Justin R. Dunmyre
    Expanding FSU's learning assistant program
    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Thomas Serfass
    River otter reintroduction in Kenya and Tanzania
    Academic Years 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009

    Barbara Hurd
    Book of creative nonfiction essays
    Academic Years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005

     

    Frostburg State University was also the lead institution in an award made to faculty members at multiple institutions in Western Maryland in 2021 to develop and implement open educational resources.