Faculty and Staff Award Winners


Faculty and Staff Awards

Outstanding Professor
Distinguished Scholar
Distinguished Service (Faculty)
Distinguished Service (Staff)
Outstanding Lecturer
Outstanding Teacher
Distinguished Service (Other/Special)
Special Recognition Award
iSchool Outreach and Collaboration
College of Applied Sciences & Arts (CASA) Outstanding Faculty
College of Applied Sciences & Arts (CASA) Distinguished Alumni


iSchool Outstanding Professor

Recipient 2018: Dr. Virginia Tucker, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2017: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2016: Dr. Lili Luo, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2014: Dr. Debbie Hansen, Professor

Recipient 2013: Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2012: Dr. Pat Franks, Associate Professor

Recipient 2011: Dr. Anthony Bernier, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2010: Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor

Recipient 2009: Dr. James Schmidt, Professor

Recipient 2008: Dr. Debbie Hansen, Professor

Recipient 2007: Dr. Judy Weedman, Professor

Recipient 2006: Dr. Linda Main, Professor

The purpose of this award is to recognize a faculty member for overall excellence in her or his academic assignment. Consideration is given to teaching excellence as demonstrated through SOTE scores, other student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching a variety of courses, participating in professional and scholarly activities and currency in the discipline and serving as a mentor to colleagues, and commitment to students as demonstrated by advising students through student organizations, theses and other projects, participating in student orientation and advisement activities, mentoring students and engaging in service to the campus and profession.


iSchool Distinguished Scholar

Recipient 2018: Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Associate Professor

Recipient 2017: Dr. Michelle Chen, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2016: Dr. Chris Hagar, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2014: (2 awards) Dr Anthony Bernier, Associate Professor and Dr. Susan Maret, Lecturer

Recipient 2013: Dr. Pat Franks, Associate Professor

Recipient 2012: Dr. Lili Luo, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2010: Dr. Mary Somerville, Lecturer

Recipient 2008: Joe Matthews

Recipient 2006: Dr. Ziming Liu, Associate Professor

The purpose of the iSchool Distinguished Scholar Award is to recognize a faculty member who has achieved widespread recognition based on the quality of scholarship or creative activities. Consideration is given to the nominee’s history of scholarship and creative activities, recognition of outstanding achievements by peers, and importance of the work to the discipline and beyond.


iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Faculty)

Recipient 2018: Dr. Cheryl Dee, Lecturer

Recipient 2017: Dr. Mary Ann Harlan, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2016: Dr. Cheryl Stenstrom, Lecturer

Recipient 2014: Beth Wrenn-Estes, Lecturer

Recipient 2013: Dr. Debra Hansen, Professor

Recipient 2012: Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2011: Dr. Judy Weedman, Professor

Recipient 2010: Debbie Faires, Lecturer

Recipient 2009: Jane Fisher, Lecturer

Recipient 2008: Dr. Anthony Bernier, Professor

Recipient 2007: Dr. Linda Main, Professor

Recipient 2006: Dr. Jim Schmidt, Professor

The purpose of the iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Faculty) is to recognize a faculty member for exemplary service in a leadership capacity to the University or the community or profession, that brings credit to the School and San José State University or to recognize a faculty member for extraordinary dedication to achieving the aims of the School and to enriching the lives of those associated with the School. The faculty member must have a consistent record of service and have had a significant effect on the campus, professional or broader communities. The faculty member's service demonstrates leadership and initiative.


iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Staff)

Recipient 2018: (2 awards) Sheila Gurtu and Alfredo Alcantar

Recipient 2017: (2 awards) Nicole Purviance and Sheila Gurtu

Recipient 2016: (3 awards) Alfredo Alcantar, Sheila Gurtu, Roffna Principe

Recipient 2014: (2 awards) Kristina Luna, Administrative Services Manager and Vicki Robison, Student Services Coordinator

Recipient 2013: (2 awards) Derek Christiansen, Web Technologist and Nicole Purviance, Marketing and Outreach Specialist

Recipient 2012: (2 awards) Vicki Robison, Student Services Team and Kristina Luna, Administrative Services Manager

Recipient 2011: (2 awards) Lisa Valdez, Communication and Grant Development Coordinator and Dale David, Instructional Media Developer

Recipient 2010: Rhonda Dahlgren, Recruitment and Events Coordinator

Recipient 2009: Gina Lee, Lecturer, Programmer/Analyst

Recipient 2008: Dale David, Instructional/Multimedia Developer

Recipient 2008: Suzanne Harris, Administrative Coordinator

Recipient 2007: Scharlee Phillips, Coordinator of Student Services

Recipient 2006: Stan Laufer, Network Administrator

The purpose of the iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Staff) is to recognize a staff member for exemplary service in a leadership capacity that brings credit to the School and San José State University or to recognize a staff member for extraordinary dedication to achieving the aims of the School and to enriching the lives of those associated with the School. The staff member must have a consistent record of service and have had a significant effect on the School or broader communities. The staff member's service demonstrates leadership and initiative.


iSchool Outstanding Lecturer Award

Recipient 2018: Beth Wrenn-Estes, Lecturer

Recipient 2017: Dr. Sue Alman, Lecturer

Recipient 2016: Dr. Lisa Daulby, Lecturer

Recipient 2014: Dr. Mary Ann Harlan, Lecturer

Recipient 2013: Cheryl Stenstrom, Lecturer

Recipient 2012: Patty Wong, Lecturer

Recipient 2011: Virginia Tucker, Lecturer

Recipient 2010: Dr. Ann Riedling, Lecturer

Recipient 2009: Robert Boyd, Lecturer

Recipient 2008: Brooke Sheldon, Lecturer

Recipient 2007: Debbie Faires, Lecturer

Recipient 2006: Lori Lindberg, Lecturer

The purpose of the iSchool Outstanding Lecturer Award is to recognize a lecturer a (part-time or full-time) faculty member who has achieved widespread recognition based on the quality of excellence in teaching, scholarship or creative activities and/or service to the School. The recipient will have accomplishments in more than one of these four categories Teaching Excellence, Commitment to Students, Scholarship, Contribution to the iSchool Mission.


iSchool Outstanding Teacher Award

Recipient 2018: Raymond Dean, Lecturer

Recipient 2017: Alyce Scott, Lecturer

Recipient 2016: Dr. Michelle Chen, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2014: Melba Tomeo, Lecturer

Recipient 2013: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2012: Beth Wrenn Estes, Lecturer

Recipient 2011: Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons, Lecturer

Recipient 2010: Dr. Lili Luo, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2009: Dr. Arglenda Friday, Lecturer

Recipient 2008: Wayne Disher, Lecturer

Recipient 2007: Dr. Charlotte Ford, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2006: Robin Dale, Lecturer

The purpose of the iSchool Outstanding Teacher Award is to recognize a full-time or part-time faculty member who consistently receives high recognition from students based on the quality of excellence in teaching. Consideration is given to excellent teaching as demonstrated through Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE) scores, other student evaluations, peer evaluations and external reviews over time, and mentoring students regarding career and academic pursuits.


iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Other/Special)

Recipient 2017: (2 awards) Rob Boyd and Vicki Robison

Recipient 2014: Suzanne Harris, Administrative Coordinator

Recipient 2013: Marcia Laughrey, Receptionist

Recipient 2011: Heather Ebey, Lecturer and Web Technologist

Recipient 2007: Jane Fisher, Lecturer, iSchool Coordinator of Accreditation Reports

Recipient 2006: Lorene Sisson, University Library iSchool Liaison

The purpose of the iSchool Distinguished Service Award (Other) is to recognize individuals for exemplary service to the School or to recognize an individual for extraordinary dedication to achieving the aims of the School and to enriching the lives of those associated with the School. The individual must have a consistent record of service and have had a significant effect beyond his or her normal responsibilities.


iSchool Special Recognition Award

Recipient 2017: Ann Agee (Library Liaison)

Recipient 2016: Jennifer Redd (Director of eCampus)

Recipient 2014: (2 awards) Marci Hunsaker (Library) and Dora Ozawa (Registrar's Office)

Recipient 2013: Christie Wright (GAPE)

Recipient 2012: Ramon Perez (CASA)

Recipient 2011: (2 awards) Brenda Lamb (posthumously) and Dr. Ruth Huard & James Anderson (D2L eCampus team)

Recipient 2009: Randy Anderson, SJSU Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Recipient 2008: Laurie Morgan, SJSU Career Center


iSchool Outreach and Collaboration

Recipient 2018: Dr. Chris Hagar, Associate Professor

Recipient 2017: Dr. Pat Franks, Professor

Recipient 2016: Dr. Sue Alman, Lecturer

Recipient 2014: Dr. Lili Luo, Associate Professor

Recipient 2013: Dr. Christine Hagar, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2012: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor

Recipient 2011: Debbie Faires, Lecturer

The purpose of the iSchool Outreach and Collaboration award is to recognize a faculty member for outstanding contributions to developing external relationships that benefit the School's teaching, learning, and research community.


College of Applied Sciences & Arts (CASA) Outstanding Faculty

Recipient 2010: Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor

Recipient 2009: Dr. Debra Hansen, Professor

Recipient 2008: Debbie Faires, Lecturer


College of Applied Sciences & Arts (CASA) Distinguished Alumni

Recipient 2012: Elizabeth Housewright

Recipient 2011: Jean Deken

Recipient 2010: Liano Juliano

Recipient 2009: Lisa Rosenblum

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