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COSM Awards

Past Award of Excellence Recipients

Award of Excellence in Teaching
Name Title Department Year
Checo Colón-Gaud, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2015-16
Hua Wang, PhD Assoc. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2014-15
Marshall Ransom Sr. Lecturer Mathematical Sciences 2013-14
Michele Cawthorn, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2012-13
Joy Darley, PhD Assoc. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2011-12
Laura Frost, PhD Professor Chemistry 2010-11
Delena Gatch, PhD Assoc. Prof. Physics 2009-10
Jessica Orvis Asst. Prof. Chemistry 2008-09
Laura Regassa, PhD Professor Biology 2007-08
Jeff Orvis, PhD Professor Chemistry 2006-07
Sharon Taylor, PhD Assoc. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2006-07
Patricia Humphrey Assoc. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2005-06
David Stone, PhD Professor Mathematical Sciences 2004-05
Charles Trupe, PhD Assoc. Prof. Geology and Geography 2004-05
Pranoti M. Asher, PhD Assoc. Prof. Geology and Geography 2003-04

Award of Excellence in Research
Name Title Department Year
Ji Wu, PhD Asst. Prof. Chemistry 2015-16
Marshall Ming, PhD Professor Chemistry 2014-15
Hua Wang, PhD Asst. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2013-14
Risa Cohen, PhD Asst. Prof. Biology 2012-13
Jing-Yuan Zhang, PhD Professor Physics 2011-12
Lance McBrayer, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2010-11
Daniel Gleason, PhD Professor Biology 2009-10
Christopher Cutler, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2008-09
Jonathan Geisler, PhD Asst. Prof. Geology and Geography 2007-08
Bruce Schulte, PhD Professor Biology 2006-07
Quentin Fang, PhD Professor Biology 2005-06
Lance Durden, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2004-05
Clayton Heller, PhD Professor Physics 2003-04

Award of Excellence in Service
Name Title Department Year
Christine Whitlock Professor Chemistry 2015-16
Michele McGibony Professor Chemistry 2014-15
Robert Yarbrough, PhD Assoc. Prof. Geography 2013-14
Sarah Higdon, PhD Asst. Prof. Physics 2012-13
William Irby, PhD Assoc. Prof. Biology 2011-12
Patricia Humphrey, PhD Assoc. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2010-11
Susie Lanier, PhD Asst. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2009-10
Laura Regassa, PhD Professor Biology 2008-09
Lissa Leege, PhD Professor Biology 2007-08
Jim LoBue, PhD Assoc. Prof. Chemistry 2006-07
Todd Deal, PhD Professor Chemistry 2005-06
Donna Saye, PhD Asst. Prof. Mathematical Sciences 2004-05
Mark Edwards, PhD Professor Physics 2003-04

Selection of Recipients for the COSM Award of Excellence

Each year, the College of Science and Mathematics Award Committee will recognize and reward outstanding contributions of COSM Faculty Members in areas of Teaching, Research and Service. One Award of Excellence will be made annually, in each of the three areas. Detailed information on nomination criteria and nominee responsibilities for the Award Committee can be obtained through the following links:

The deadline for COSM Awards of Excellence nominations is Friday, March 10, 2017. All completed application materials should be sent electronically to Lance McBrayer in the COSM Dean’s Office, no later than Monday, March 27, 2017.

Staff Award of Excellence
Name Title Department Year
Thomas Anderson Laboratory Supervisor Chemistry 2015-16
Nathan Takas, PhD Laboratory Supervisor Chemistry 2014-15
Robert Deal Manager of Electronics and Research Technology COSM Dean’s Office 2013-14
Maria Sibbald Admin. Secretary COSM Advisement Center 2012-13
Nikki Collins Sr. Admin. Secretary Mathematical Sciences 2011-12
Marion Welch Chemical Instrumentation Manager Chemistry 2010-11
Carol Fox Admin. Secretary Mechanical and Electrical Engineering 2009-10
Robert Deal Manager of Electronics and Research Technology COSM Dean’s Office 2008-09

Selection of Recipients for the COSM Staff Award of Excellence

The College of Science and Mathematics wishes to recognize the hard work and excellence of our staff members, who support our mission of education, research, and service. In their honor, we have established the COSM Award of Excellence for Staff. This award, to be given annually, will recognize in writing and at the Fall COSM College Convocation of Faculty and Staff the achievements of a staff member within the college. A cash award of $500 and a ceremonial plaque will also be provided.

Eligibility: Only regular Classified and Professional Staff employed for a minimum of one year are eligible. Not eligible: part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at Georgia Southern. Note: Regular Classified and Professional Staff members taking courses at Georgia Southern through the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) are eligible to apply. Previous award winners are ineligible to be nominated for three years after winning.

Nomination and Application Process: Nominations for the Award can be submitted electronically to Lance McBrayer until March 10, 2017. On March 14, 2017, nominees and nominators will be notified. At this time, you will have until March 27, 2017 to complete the Endorsement Form for the nominee(s) of your choice. The Associate Dean and an ad hoc committee of staff members (who are not nominees) and/or faculty representatives will then review the submissions.

Excellence in Service

The Awards for Excellence in Service are administered by the Provost’s Office. View the list of award recipients on the Provost’s website.

Last updated: 1/17/2017