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2021-2022 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 2022 Commencement exercises.

Nominations are due by 5:00p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022.

ISU Distinguished Faculty Awards 2020-2021

Distinguished Researcher Award


Sarah Godsey

Department of Geosciences, College of Science and Engineering


2020-2021 Outstanding Researcher Finalists

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

Distinguished Service Award

Diana Livingston Friedley

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


2020-2021 Outstanding Service Finalists

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

Distinguished Teacher Award

Marjorie Montanus

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Professions


2020-2021 Outstanding Master Teacher Finalists

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

Past Faculty Winners (2019-2020)

Distinguished Researcher Award

Mark McBeth

Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Letters


Distinguished Service Award

Cathleen Tarp

Department of Global Studies & Language, College of Arts & Letters


Distinguished Teacher Award

Bob Fisher

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Science and Engineering



2019-2020 Distinguished Faculty Finalists

Outstanding Researcher

  • Dr. Alex Bolinger, Associate Professor, Marketing & Management
  • Dr. Jonathan Fardy, Assistant Professor, Art
  • Dr. Micheal Meyers, Professor, Human Performance & Sport Studies
  • Dr. Dong (Danny) Xu, Associate Professor, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Outstanding Service

  • Dr. Dani Moffit, Associate Professor, Human Performance & Sport Studies
  • Dr. Jeff Street, Associate Professor, Center for Entrepreneurial & Economic Development
  • Dr. Julia Martin, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Kristina Blaiser, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Outstanding Master Teacher

  • Vanessa Ballam, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance
  • Dr. Robin Lindbeck, Associate Professor, Organizational Learning & Performance
  • Dr. Victoria (Tori) Scharp, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Dr. Matthew VanWinkle, Associate Professor English & Philosophy


Distinguished Faculty Awards (1977-2020)

ISU Distinguished Faculty Awards (1977-2020)