Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards
CSU’s faculty and staff are second to none! Each year, Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards honor individuals who bring distinction to the University and support student success through their day-to-day efforts.
Distinguished Faculty Awards are presented in three categories — research, service and teaching. The distinguished research award honors those whose research or creative work has been recognized in the scholarly or creative community as exceptional; the distinguished service award honors those whose service within and/or outside the University has been exceptional; and the distinguished teaching award honors those whose teaching is recognized as exceptionally strong. In addition, a Provost’s Lecturer Teaching Award is presented.
The highest faculty honor, the Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award, recognizes faculty members who bring regional, national and international recognition to the University through exceptional achievements in teaching, research and service. Recipients are chosen from each year’s Distinguished Faculty Award honorees.
Dr. Hwang is a former member of the CSU Foundation Board of Directors and an entrepreneur and corporate executive. She established the award in 2002.
Congratulations to the 2018 and 2019 Distinguished Staff Award winners:
University Law Enforcement Officer, Police Department
Office Coordinator, College of Sciences and Health Professions
Administrative Coordinator, Curriculum and Foundations, College of Education and Human Services
Secretary, CASAL, College of Education and Human Services
Congratulations to the 2018 and 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award winners:
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Washkewicz College of Engineering
Charles R. Emerick Jr. — Calfee Halter and Griswold Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Washkewicz College of Engineering
Patricia Stoddard Dare
Professor of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Dean and Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Services
Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Chair and Professor of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences, College of Sciences and Health Professions
Associate Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler — Baker Hostetler Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washkewicz College of Engineering
Associate Professor of Health Sciences, College of Sciences and Health Professions
Professor of Chemistry, College of Sciences and Health Professions
Professor and Interim Chair, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Washkewicz College of Engineering
Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award
Ann Reinthal and Crystal Weyman
Provost’s Lecturer Teaching Award
Associate Dean for Administration and Clinical Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Professor of Practice in Mathematics, College of Sciences and Health Professions
Chang Selected for Class of Leadership Music
Angelin Chang, Grammy-winning pianist, CSU professor of music and law, and alumna (JD ’08), was selected to participate in the 2020 class of Leadership Music. The prestigious program brings together artists and music industry executives from across the country for a yearlong intensive training seminar in leadership, innovation and creative thinking.
Dr. Chang was one of 49 individuals selected for the 2020 class. Leadership Music was founded in 1989 to further communication and understanding in the entertainment business and to assist established leaders in their roles as decision-makers.
Notable Women in Education
Five members of the CSU community were included in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ list of Notable Women in Education for 2019.
Congratulations to: Gina Huffman, assistant director of admissions for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Anne Nelson, assistant dean of student services at the Monte Ahuja College of Business; Crystal Weyman, professor and chair of the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences in the College of Sciences and Health Professions; and alums Heather Kama-Starr and Joelle Magyar.
Kama-Starr earned a master of education in 2006 and was assistant principal, Manufacturing and Construction Academy leader at Max S. Hayes High School until returning to her early childhood education roots this fall.
Magyar earned a master of education in school administration in 1998 and is now the superintendent of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District.
Individuals were nominated by community members and then reviewed by Crain’s editorial staff.