LCA Excellence Awards

By recognizing the achievements of our outstanding faculty and staff, we acknowledge our culture of excellence and celebrate the community we create together!

Eligibility

  • Tenure-track, tenured and lecturer faculty with minimum five-year tenure in the College of LCA.
  • Staff with minimum five-year tenure in the College of LCA.

Criteria

  • Extraordinary achievements in the profession
  • Recognition of resilience, innovation and creativity
  • Social justice work
  • Inclusive community building/leadership in community engagement
  • Innovations and excellence in teaching/educational support

 

Award recipients are announced when the college comes together in the fall.

Current and past recipients

LCA Excellence in Teaching - T/TT

2020 - Shelley Wilcox, Philosophy

2019 - Laura Lisy-Wagner, History

2018 - Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design

LCA Excellence in Teaching - Lecturer

2020 - Crystal Wong, English

2019 - Jennifer Beach, English

2018 - Jolie Goorjian, Comparative World Literature

LCA Excellence in Professional Growth: Research & Scholarship

2020 - Justin Tiwald, Philosophy

2019 - Andrei Tsygankov, International Relations

2018 - Catherine Kudlick, History

LCA Excellence in Professional Growth: Creative Activities

2020 - Weimin Zhang, Cinema

2019 - Tanya Augsburg, Humanities/Liberal Studies

2018 - Michael Arcega, Art

LCA Excellence in Service

2020 - Mitra Ara, Modern Language & Literatures

2019 - Sugie Goen-Salter, English

2018 - Gitanjali Shahani, English

LCA Staff Excellence - Department Staff

2020 - Rosa Valencia, Design

2019 - Donna Smith, Communication Studies

2018 - Katie Murphy, International Relations

LCA Staff Excellence - College Staff

2020 - Irina Simon, Dean's Office - Lead Scheduler

2019 - Audrey Chuck, Dean's Office - Finance & Operations

2018 - Jennifer Daly, Dean's Office - Finance & Operations