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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty Awards

College Dean's Awards

The Dean's Faculty Award Program recognizes superior faculty performance in each of the three traditional areas of academic responsibility: teaching, research and service.  Booth College of Business and Professional Studies also recognizes performance in a fourth category, student support. The College of Education and Human Services recognizes faculty for performances in leadership and collaboration.  All full-time faculty holding a board-approved appointment in the University are eligible for the awards.

2016-17 Deans' Award Recipients

Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

Teaching Tiebing Shi Business
Research Casey Abington Business
Support Allison Hoffmann Business
Service Joy Daggs, Bayo Joachim, Nathan Wilson,
Brian Swafford, David Shadinger, John Katsion
Communication and Mass Media

College of Education and Human Services

Teaching Jerry Barnett Behavioral Sciences
Collaboration Vicki Seeger Education
Innovation Sue Wood Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Stuart Robinson Fine and Performing Arts
Research Ming-Chih Hung Humanities and Social Sciences
Service Richard Sonnenmoser Language, Literature, and Writing


Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

The Governor's Award for Excellence in Education is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri's four-year higher education institutions. Recipients are selected based on several criteria: effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence, and success in nurturing student achievement. Northwest's winner is announced in the fall and receives the award at a reception in Columbia the following spring.

2017 Governor's Award Recipient

Dr. Tiebing Shi, an assistant professor of marketing, is the University’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

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