UC Blue Ash College

Faculty and Staff Awards

UC Blue Ash College has a strong tradition of recognizing and celebrating faculty excellence. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are recognized for their contributions to student success and over the years new award categories have been added to applaud faculty for their pedagogical innovation, exemplary scholarship and outstanding service. Every year in spring, awardees are honored at the College Distinguished Awards ceremony.

UC Blue Ash College Teaching Awards

The UC Blue Ash College Teaching Awards honor faculty, both full-time and part-time, who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the College through teaching. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below.

Distinguished Teaching Award

The award is based on:

  • Post-tenure contributions to student learning, care and engagement of students, and service related to perpetuating good teaching
  • Candidates will be tenured faculty members

Innovative Teaching Award

The award is based on:

  • Implementing innovative techniques that positively affect student learning
  • Contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member, having taught at UCBA for at least two years

Honored Adjunct Teaching Award

The award is based on:

  • Exemplary contributions to the classroom, effective techniques that improve student learning, and engagement in the college and/or their discipline

Outstanding Faculty Service Award

The UC Blue Ash College Outstanding Faculty Service Awards honors faculty who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the College through service. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below.

The award is based on:

  • Contributions to service that have a significant positive effect on the college and are professionally relevant to the college and/or community. Faculty who contribute their professional talents and expertise to support the college's mission of serving the community and developing active partnerships with community groups should be recognized. Service on department and college committees that improve the internal functioning of the college should also be acknowledged.
  • Substantial evidence of a commitment to service as opposed to a onetime event as well as recent and/or current involvement in service activities.
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member that has taught at UCBA for at least two years.

Exemplary Scholarship Award

The UC Blue Ash College Exemplary Scholarship Award honors faculty who have demonstrated via discipline specific research, creative works, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below. Full details, including the procedure for nomination and submission process, can be found in the Faculty Handbook. The Dean's office will send out a call for nominations each fall, including a due date. Each award winner will receive $1500, a plaque, and recognition at the College Distinguished Awards Ceremony.

The award is based on:

  • Conducting significant scholarly and/or creative work that informs a specific discipline or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Contributing to the public discourse through publication and/or presentation.
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member, having taught at UCBA for at least two years.

Award Winners

  • Faculty Awards:
    • Heather Moore – Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Sue Sipple – Provost’s Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring
    • Suzanne Bradshaw – Outstanding Faculty Service Award
    • Drew Shade – Innovative Teaching Award
    • Jessica Fergerson – Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
    • Michelle McKinney – Inclusive Excellence Award
    • Jeff Fox- Honored Adjunct Award
  • Staff Awards:
    • Chuck Jones and Jason Zimmer – Distinguished Service Award
    • Hannah Thompson – Rising Star Award
    • Lainie Ipsa – Student-Centered Service Award
  • Alumni Awards
    • Diane White- Distinguished Alumni Award        

 

  • Faculty Awards:
    • Jennifer Ellis – Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Mark Tran – Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Jen Carter – Outstanding Faculty Service Award
    • Ruth Benander – Outstanding Faculty Service Award
    • John McNay – Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
    • J.A. Carter – Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Staff Awards:
    • Lacey McCarthy – Distinguished Service Award
    • Robert Runion – Rising Star Award
    • Ranjiv Subramaniam – Student-Centered Service Award
  • Faculty Awards:
    • J.A. Carter – Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence 
    • Heather Vilvens – Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Jacquelyn Gibbs – Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
    • Michele Kegley – Outstanding Faculty Service Award
    • Eric Anderson – Innovative Teaching Award
    • Earl Sod – Honored Adjunct Award
    • Lori Wortylko – Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Staff Awards:
    • Sarah Charles – Distinguished Service Award
    • Jennifer Clements – Student-Centered Service Award
    • Molly Scruta – Rising Star Award
  • Alumni Awards:
    • Anita A. Ingram – Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Ryan Thomas – Young Alumnus Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Faculty Awards
    • Natalia Darling - Distinguished Teaching Award
    • Charlotte Skinner - Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Biz McClure - Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence
    • Wendy Calaway - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
    • Maureen McDaniel - Honored Adjunct Award
    • Brian Hunter - Innovative Teaching Award
    • Mary kaye Scaramucci - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Staff Awards
    • Lou Olenick - Distinguished Service Award
    • Joshua Monson - Rising Star Award
    • Amber Hunter - Student-Centered Service Award
  • Brenda Refaei - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Julie Gill - Faculty Excellence Award
  • Pam Rankey - Faculty Excellence Award
  • Helene Harte - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Angela Miller- Hargis - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Angie Woods - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Julie Turner - Honored Adjunct Award
  • Rob Gioielli - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Sarah Cummin-Sebree - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Ruth Benander - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Maria Ortiz - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Adam Burkey - Honored Adjunct Award
  • Jennifer Wells - Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Janice Denton - Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Keen Wilson - Excellence Award, Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring

 

  • Amy Gultice - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Timothy Forest - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Bradford Mallory - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Heather Maloney - Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence

 

  • Debra Frame - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Cyndee Stegeman - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Sarah Cummins-Sebree - Innovative Teaching Award
  • John McNay - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Tracy Herrmann - Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Rita Kumar - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Diana Beckett - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Laurie Bailar - Honored Adjunct Teaching Award
  • Debbie Page - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Cenalo Vaz - Exemplary Scholarship Award
  • Sonja Andrus - Innovative Teaching Award 
  • Ruth Benander - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Bob Murdock -  Innovative Teaching Award
  • Kevin Oberlin - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Brenda Refaei - Innovative Teaching Award
  • Rhonda Pettit - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Daphne Percy - Honored Adjunct Teaching Award
  • Rita Taylor - Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Jody Ballah - Innovative teaching Award

 

  • Robin Lightner - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Maria Damen - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Ross Wright - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Dave Bauman - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • James Cebula - Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Mary Jane Bradley - DIstinguished Teaching Award (full time)
  • Krista Maria Hodges - Distinguished Teaching Award (part time)

Resources

Contact Information

Brenda Refaei, Ed.D.
Co-Director, UCBA L+TC
513-936-7164
brenda.refaei@uc.edu

Helene Harte, Ed.D.
Co-Director, UCBA L+TC
513-558-8305
helene.harte@uc.edu

Meg Anderson, MS, BBA
Associate to the Dean
513-558-9495
meg.anderson@uc.edu