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Provost Glenn Pfeiffer and Jennifer Funk

Chapman University has honored two biology and physics professors with its 2016-2017 Wang-Fradkin Professorships, the University’s highest recognition for faculty research.

Jennifer Funk, associate professor of biological sciences, was awarded the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship. The Junior Wang-Fradkin Professorship went to Justin Dressel, assistant professor of physics.

The awards were presented at the 22nd Annual Faculty Honors Convocation hosted Friday, May 12, by Provost Glenn Pfeiffer.

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Provost Glenn Pfeiffer and Justin Dressel

The Wang-Fradkin Professorship is the highest recognition for research that Chapman bestows on a faculty member. The assistant professor will be awarded $7,500 over two years, and the senior professor will be awarded $10,000 over two years. Faculty colleagues have selected the following as the 2016-2017 Wang-Fradkin Professors.

The professorships were founded in memory of Hua-Cheng Wang, professor of political science, diplomat and expert on international law; and Cheng-Mei Fradkin, distinguished teacher, scholar and administrator.

Other faculty awards presented include:

Outstanding Teaching Professors

  • As senior professor: Michael Nehring, Professor of Theatre
  • As assistant professor: Kelli Fuery, Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Valerie Scudder Awards

  • Jake Liang, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Jan Osborn, Assistant Professor of English
  • Marisa Cianciarulo, Professor of Law
  • Andrew Moshier, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics

Pedagogical Innovation  

  • Shira Klein, Assistant Professor of History

Diversity and Inclusion Education Curricular Innovation Award

  • Denise Johnson, Instructional Assistant Professor of Art History, and Wendy Salmond, Professor of Art History
  • Nam Lee, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts
  • Stephanie Takaragawa, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Michael Kelly, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

The Inaugural One-Year Scholarly and Creativity Activities Release

  • Richard J. Ruppel, Professor of English, Department Chair, Peace Studies

The Barbara Mulch Excellence in Academic Service Award

  • Jennifer Hunnewell – Schmid College
  • Kathy Arballo – College of Educational Studies

Excellence in Service

  • Christopher Kim , Professor of Physical Sciences

Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity

  • Rosalee Hellberg, Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Georgiana Bostean, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Health and Policy
  • Lia Halloran, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Rei Magosaki, Associate Professor of English
  • Thomas Bell, Professor of Law
  • Pilar Valenzuela, Associate Professor of Languages

Excellence in Teaching

  • Halina Goetz, Instructor of Math and Computer Science

Award in Mentorship of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

  • Christopher Kim , Professor of Physical Sciences
  • Jocelyn Buckner, Assistant Professor of Theatre

Tenure and Promotion

  • Emily Carman – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts
  • Nam Lee – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts
  • Roman Buniy – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Physics
  • Lynda A. Hall – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of English
  • Lia Halloran – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Art
  • Alicia Kozameh – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Full Professor of English
  • Jan Osborn – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of English
  • Stephanie Takaragawa – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology

Tenure

  • Federico Pacchioni – Awarded Tenure as Associate Professor of Languages

Promotions

  • Hank Adler – Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Brennan Peterson – Promoted to Full Professor of Psychology
  • Lynne Tierney – Promoted to Clinical Full Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Ian Barnard – Promoted to Full Professor of English
  • Anna Leahy – Promoted to Full Professor of English
  • Pilar Valenzuela – Promoted to Full Professor of Languages
  • Jessica Bower – Promoted to Associate Librarian
  • Kristin Laughtin-Dunker – Promoted to Associate Librarian
  • Lugene Rosen – Promoted to Associate Librarian
  • Rand Boyd – Promoted to Full Librarian
  • Shahrzad Khosrowpour – Promoted to Full Librarian

Faculty Service Awards

Faculty Emeriti

  • Lynne Doti, Professor Emeritus of Economics, George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
  • Mike Martin, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • John Brady, Professor Emeritus of Scholarly Practice, College of Educational Studies

Faculty Emeriti in Memoriam

  • Stan Califf, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  • Eli Wiesel, Distinguished Presidential Fellow

35 Years

  • Michael Nehring
  • Frank Frisch
  • Fredric Caporaso

30 Years

  • Michael Griffin
  • Janell Shearer

25 Years

  • Thomas Turk

20 Years

  • John Boitano
  • Harry Cheney
  • Amy Hanson
  • Michael Hass
  • Polly Hodge
  • Susanna Ripken
  • Candace Ybarra
  • Tamiko Washington

15 Years

  • Peter Atherton
  • Jason Bennett
  • Eric Chimenti
  • Warren De Bruyn
  • Bruce Dehning
  • Peter Jipsen
  • Ravi Kathuria
  • Ky Kugler
  • Michael Lang
  • Clara Marie Magliola
  • Ronald Steiner
  • Adrian Vajiac
  • Mihaela Vajiac
  • William Wright