College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and staff earn top recognition

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

The recital hall in the University Arts Building

The University Arts Building at the University of Nevada Reno.

College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and staff earn top recognition

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

The University Arts Building at the University of Nevada Reno.

The recital hall in the University Arts Building

The University Arts Building at the University of Nevada Reno.

This academic year has proven to be an especially challenging one, but despite unprecedented obstacles, many College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and staff have been recognized with notable awards. University of Nevada, Reno awards, College-level awards, community-recognized awards, national endowments, fellowships and the like, are graciously recognizing extraordinary students, faculty and staff for the outstanding work they do every day.

"Given the significant challenges of this semester, our awards ceremony on May 11 was especially meaningful," College of Liberal Arts Dean Debra Moddelmog said. "The successes of our award recipients this year are even more impressive given that they were able to continue their excellent work during this stressful time of constant change and uncertainty. We are extremely proud of all our award recipients. They have demonstrated persistence, resilience, creativity, intellectual flexibility, and a high level of achievement; and they thus represent the very best of who we are as a College."

University awards

The College is proud to have three of its faculty members receive University awards this year:

  • Tyler Harris (Political Science, Philosophy and Accounting major), Herz Gold Medalist
  • Greta de Jong (History), Foundation Professor
  • Anthony Martinez (Political Science and Spanish), Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award
  • Phil Sharp (Communication Studies), ASUN Advisor of the Year

College awards

The College recognizes the accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff each year:

  • Lauren Anderson (Criminal Justice), College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Academic Advising Award
  • Emily Berthelot (Criminal Justice), Alan Bible Excellence in Teaching Award (Winner)
    Joshua Bottoms (Music Education major), Excellence in Service
  • Inge Bruggeman (Art), Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research/Creative Activity
  • Lin Li Hall (World Languages and Literatures), Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Non- Jamie Harney (Sociology, Spanish and Psychology) Exemplar (Student Achievement)
  • Jamie Harney (Sociology, Spanish and Psychology major) Exemplar (Student Achievement)
  • Ian Hartshorn (Political Science), Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Jen Hill (English and GRI), Dean’s Award for Accomplishments in the Area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Elizabeth Koebele (Political Science), Mousel-Feltner Award for Research/Creative Activity
  • Emily Kray (Art major), Excellence in Artistry/Performance
  • Solène Mascarelli (Communication Studies and French major), Outstanding Graduate SSRJS
  • Dora Martinez (Criminal Justice, Early Career Outstanding Employee of the Year
  • Ignacio Montoya (English), Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service
  • Heather Nesbitt (Anthropology and Spanish major), Outstanding Graduate Social Sciences
  • Kylie Papson (French, Art and Anthropology major), Outstanding Graduate Humanities
  • David Rondel (Philosophy), Joseph N. Crowley Distinguished Professor of Humanities
  • Kayla Samuels (Sociology and Political Science major) Excellence in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Amber Skilling (Art major), Outstanding Graduate School of the Arts
  • Chris Stancil (Core Humanities), Outstanding Classified Staff of the Year Tenure Track Faculty)
  • Sayumi Suzuki-Stone (World Languages and Literatures), Alan Bible Excellence in Teaching Award (Runner-up)
  • Skylar Tomchek (Sociology and Psychology major) Excellence in Research


NSHE awards

Congratulations to Dmitri Atapine (Music) for receiving the Nevada System of Higher Education's 2020 Regents’ Award for Creative Activity.

Fellowships and major funding

Congratulations to the following faculty for their funding awards:

  • Guadalupe Escobar (English and GRI) Fulbright Scholar Award
  • Tracy Fish (Art) Midwest Center for Photography 2020 Emerge Fellowship
  • Jared Stanley (English) Harvard Woodberry Creative Fellowship
  • Elizabeth Villalobos (World Languages and Literatures) AAUW Postdoctoral Fellowship

Retirement

The College is sad to see these facutly go, but it's also proud of all they've accomplished. Enjoy your retirement!

  • Deborah Achtenberg, Professor of Philosophy
  • Bob Dickens, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • David Fenimore, Principal Lecturer of English
  • Eric Herzick, Professor of Political Science
  • Bruce Moran, Professor of History
  • Lorena Stookey, Principal Lecturer of English
  • Lynni Weibezahl, Lecturer of World Languages and Literatures

Tenure and promotion

While some will be leaving, the College is excited to announce a number of promotions and tenure awards:

  • Emily Berthelot, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Inge Bruggeman, Associate Professor of Art
  • Reed Chamberlain, Associate Professor of Music
  • Catherine Chaput, Professor of English
  • Chris Church, Associate Professor of History
  • Ian Clayton, Associate Professor of English
  • Isabelle Favre, Professor of English
  • Jenanne Ferguson, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Xavier Irujo, Professor of Basque Studies
  • Cassie Isabelli, Professor of World Languages and Literatures
  • Renata Keller, Associate Professor of History
  • Kathy Leonard, Principal Lecturer of World Languages and Literatures
  • Julianne Lindberg, Associate Professor of Music
  • Darrell Lockhart, Professor of World Languages and Literatures
  • Mary Miller, Senior Lecturer of Music
  • Marin Pilloud, Associate Professor of Anthropologgy
  • Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Nick Seltzer, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Cameron Strang, Associate Professor of History
  • Michelle Wilson, Teaching Professor of World Languages and Literatures
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