2014 Distinguished Faculty Awards

The College of Science and Technology is honored to announce the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Awards recipients. Due to the strong portfolios of this year’s candidates, the college increased the number of awards from eight to nine. Each of the awardees exemplifies a deep commitment to the college, to students and to teaching, mentoring or research of the highest caliber.

The Italia-Eire Foundation Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award
William Wuest, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

The Dean’s Distinguished Excellence in Mentoring Award
Irina Mitrea, Professor, Department of Mathematics

The Dean’s Distinguished Excellence in Mentoring Award
Wendy Urban, Instructor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

The Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Ilya Buynevich, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Science

The William Caldwell Memorial Distinguished Teaching Award
Erik Cordes, Associate Professor, Department of Biology

The Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award
David Grandstaff, Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Science

The Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Eugene Kwatny, Professor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

The Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Christopher Pascucci, Instructor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

The Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Elena Ya Vishik, Assistant Professor (Instructional), Department of Mathematics

The Dean’s Distinguished Award for Excellence in Research
Rongjia Tao, Professor, Department of Physics

Faculty awardees will be recognized at the Distinguished Faculty Awards dinner on November 2 at 6:00PM at the Hyatt at the Bellevue hotel in Philadelphia.