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2022-2023 Distinguished Faculty Nominations Sought

Nominations are being sought for three Idaho State University faculty members. Those recognized will be honored during a reception in April and also during the Spring 2023 Commencement exercises.

Nominations are due by 5:00p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023.

ISU Distinguished Faculty Awards 2021-2022

Distinguished Researcher Award

Thom Hasenpflug

Department of Music, School of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Letters


2021-2022 Outstanding Researcher Finalists

Dr. Arunima Datta, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Dr. Courtney Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Mary Nies, Professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Ellen Rogo, Professor and Associate Dean of Curriculum & Assessment, Department of Dental Hygiene

Distinguished Service Award

Dave Martin

Department of Physician     Assistant Studies, College of   Health


2021-2022 Outstanding Service Finalists

Dr. Zackery Heern, Associate Professor and Chair, Departments of History
Dr. Ryan Lindsay, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community & Public Health
Dr. Dani Moffit, Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Human Performance & Sport Studies
Dr. Renee Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administrative Sciences


Distinguished Teacher Award

Nancy Devine

Department of Physical & Occupational Therapy, College of Health


2021-2022 Outstanding Master Teacher Finalists

Dr. Paul Bodily, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Jennifer Briggs, Instructor, Practical Nursing, Department of Health Occupations
Dr. Anna Grinath, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. David Lawrimore, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Past Faculty Winners (2020-2021)

Distinguished Researcher Award

Sarah Godsey

Department of Geosciences, College of Science and Engineering

Distinguished Service Award

Diana Livingston Friedley

Music, School of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Letters

Distinguished Teacher Award

Marjorie Montanus

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health

2020-2021 Distinguished Faculty Finalists

Outstanding Researcher

  • Dr. Steven Lawyer, Professor, Psychology
  • Dr. Mary Nies, Professor, School of Nursing and Joint appointment MPH Program
  • Dr. Raphael Chijioke Njoku, Director and Department Chair, Global Studies and Languages, Professor, History
  • Dr. Chad L. Pope, Professor and Program Director, Nuclear Engineering

Outstanding Service

  • Dr. Steve Chiu, Professor and Chair, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Robert Rieske, Assistant Professor, Clinic Director, Psychology

Outstanding Master Teacher

  • Dr. Matthew Levay, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, English & Philosophy
  • Dr. Todd Morris, Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Chair, Chemistry
  • Dr. Shin Kue Ryu, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, Associate Professor, Psychology


Distinguished Faculty Awards (1977-2021)

ISU Distinguished Faculty Awards (1977-2021)