Eastern Michigan University celebrates outstanding faculty and lecturers

Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty and Lecturer Awards winners

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University recognized its outstanding instructional community at the 2024 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty and Lecturer Awards Ceremony on March 19. The awards recognize individuals who excel in teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the University. 

"These awards are presented to those faculty and lecturers who have distinguished themselves through careful, thoughtful, and dedicated work at and around the University and beyond," said Rhonda Longworth, provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs. 

The awardees were selected by The Ronald W. Collins – Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee and the EMU-FT Full Time and Part Time Lecturer Teaching Awards Committee.

Faculty and lecturers who received awards are highlighted below:

  • Mark Veal: EMUFT Distinguished Teaching Award (Management)
  • Henry Hastings: EMUFT Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Award (Marketing) 
  • Amanda Maher: Distinguished Teaching I Award (History and Philosophy)
  • Marisol Garrido-Gutierrez: Distinguished Teaching II Award (World Languages)
  • Chuyang Yang: Distinguished Faculty Award for Research I (Technology and Professional Services Management)
  • Ali Eydgahi: Distinguished Faculty Award Research II (Engineering)
  • Christina Marsack-Topolewski: Distinguished Faculty Research II Award (Social Work)
  • Christine Neufeld: Distinguished Faculty Award for Service (English Language and Literature)

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

March 27, 2024

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