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The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award

For Faculty Excellence (Cleveland State University)

The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award is the highest honor for CSU faculty members in all disciplines and recognizes individuals for bringing regional, national and international recognition to the University through exceptional achievements in teaching, research and service.

The Award is named after Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, a member of the Cleveland State University Foundation board of directors, and is an entrepreneur and corporate executive who has enjoyed success in both the business and technology arenas. She established the award through a gift to the Foundation to help inspire faculty to ever-increasing levels of excellence.

One awardee is chosen annually from the men and women honored by the University's Distinguished Faculty Program.

The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award includes a monetary prize, a plague and broad recognition.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time faculty member at Cleveland State University
  • Exceptional achievements in combined performance in research, teaching and service.
  • Outstanding community involvement

Recipients

2016
Dr. Anton Komar
Professor
Department of Biological, Geological & Environmental Sciences
Director
Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease

2015
Dr. Jorge Gatica
Professor
Graduate Program Director
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

2014
Dr. Joanne E. Goodell
Professor
Teacher Education

2013
Dr. Peter Dunham
Professor
Department of Anthropology

2012
Dr. Christopher Allen Malett
Associate Professor, Social Work
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

2011
Dr. James A. Lock
Professor of Physics
College of Sciences and Health Profession

2010
Dr. David W. Ball
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Director, Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics, Medicine and Teacher Preparation

2007
Dr. Lily Ng
Chairman & Professor
Department of Chemistry

2006
Dr. Leo Jeffres
Professor and endowed Chair
Interim Dean of College of Graduate Studies & Interim Vice Provost for Research

2005
Dr. Ravindra Kamath
Professor
Department of Finance

2004
Dr. Jerzy Sawiciki
Professor and endowed Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering

2003
Dr. Ralph D. Mawdsley
Professor
Department of Educational Administration