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CPS Dean's Awards

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The College of Public Service recognizes the importance of honoring both faculty and staff who distinguish themselves in the areas of teaching, research, service, leadership, and other unmatched contributions. These are all essential elements that support maximum growth, innovation, and care for our college, individual departments, our community—and most importantly, our students. As a result, in 2021, we created our first-ever College of Public Service Dean’s Awards to recognize and celebrate 6 individuals that exemplified the criteria outlined in each award category. We officially celebrated award winners in a virtual Awards Ceremony held on April 23rd, yet we prefer the recognition doesn’t stop there. If you see or meet any of them, we invite you to share personal congratulations.

Watch the full 2021 CPS Awards Ceremony​​


2021 Award Winners​

Distinguished
Teaching

angela goins

Dr. Angie Goins ​

The single greatest effect on student learning is the effectiveness of the teacher. This award is presented to a teaching faculty member whose recent teaching performance and initiatives demonstrate outstanding teaching contributions within the College of Public Service.



Distinguished
Research

heather goltz

Dr. Heather Goltz

Research plays an important role in new discoveries, filling gaps in knowledge, and improving the way criminal justice, social work, and education professionals work. This award is presented to a research faculty member whose recent research performance and initiatives demonstrate outstanding research contributions within the College of Public Service.

Distinguished Service: Faculty

Diane Miller

Dr. Diane Miller 

Faculty service is essential to the College of Public Service’s success in fulfilling its core mission and community-focused work within and across the criminal justice, social work and urban education departments. This award is presented to a service faculty member whose recent service performance and initiatives demonstrate outstanding service contributions within the College of Public Service.



Distinguished Service: ​Staff

Justin Burton

Mr. Justin Burton 

Staff service is essential to the College of Public Service’s success in fulfilling its core mission and community-focused work within and across the criminal justice, social work and urban education departments. This award is presented to a service staff member whose recent service performance and initiatives demonstrate outstanding service contributions within the College of Public Service.

Distinguished
Leadership

Cynae Punch Brown

Ms. Cynae Brown

Strong leadership is synonymous with highly-effective departments, colleges, and universities. This award is presented to a staff member whose recent leadership performance and initiatives demonstrate outstanding leadership contributions within the College of Public Service.

Distinguished
Diamond

Ashley Blackburn

Dr. Ashley Blackburn

No two diamonds are alike, and each is precious. This award is presented to a faculty OR staff member whose unique performance and/or characteristics demonstrate unmatched contributions (beyond a role, job description, or service) within the College of Public Service.



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Last updated 4/27/2021 5:10 AM