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2011 Faculty Awards

CHASS faculty earned accolades from their peers, from students, and from administrators and alumni of the university. Awards were presented before a reception in Caldwell Lounge on April 26, 2011.

Maria PramaggioreUNC Board of Governors’ Teaching Award  

Maria Pramaggiore (English) was the CHASS nominee for the university’s most prestigious teaching award. Pramaggiore has been critical to developing film studies at NC State, establishing the B.A. and M.A. film concentrations, and developing and teaching more than 20 different courses. She served as director of the film studies program from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2010/11.

Tony StewartThe NC State Alumni Outstanding Research Award is among the highest honors a faculty member can receive at the university. Tony Stewart (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies) received the prestigious award for 2010-2011. His broad research career at NC State includes encouraging the study of South Asian languages and the development of continuing interest in CHASS in South Asia. His most recent monograph, The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrta and the Grammar of Religious Tradition, (Oxford University Press, 2010) is the product of a distinguished career of historical scholarship, translation, and ethnographic experience, and makes a major contribution to the religious, intellectual, and social history of early modern India.


University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate

Troy Case (Anthropology) was the CHASS nominee for the University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor by the NC State Alumni Association.


University Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Two CHASS professors – James Kiwanuka-Tondo (Communication) and Craig Friend, (History) – were chosen by a committee of their graduate faculty colleagues as the CHASS nominees for this award that recognizes “sustained achievement in graduate education.” The award is given by the NC State Alumni Association.  Craig Friend was this year’s CHASS recipient.


2010 Outstanding Teachers

CHASS recognizes its outstanding teachers with college-wide awards. Recipients are inducted into the NC State University Academy of Outstanding Teachers. The 2010-2011 Outstanding Teachers are:

  • Christopher Crosbie (English)
  • Katherine Mellen Charron (History)Katherine Mellen Charron
  • Dudley Marchi (Foreign Languages and Literatures)Dudley Marchi


Martha CrowleyLonnie and Carol Lynn Poole Award

Martha Crowley (Sociology) received the Lonnie and Carol Lynn Poole Award for Excellence in Teaching.


CHASS Outstanding Lecturer Award

Tom Wallis

>Tom Wallis (English) won the CHASS Outstanding Lecturer Award.


Anne McLaughlinCHASS Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Anne McLaughlin (Psychology) (pictured right) received the CHASS Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. This award recognizes the assistant professor in the College judged to have the most significant professional accomplishments during the first years of his or her career at NC State. Other nominees were Sinikka Elliott (Sociology), Tim Stinson (English), and Richard Waters (Communication).   

CHASS Outstanding Advisor Awards Susie Mallard Barnes (Social Work) was given the New Advisor Award. Carmine Prioli (English) was awarded the Advising Administrator Award.

  • Susie Mallard Barnes (Social Work)Susie Mallard Barnes
  • Carmine Prioli (English)Carmine Prioli


CHASS Outstanding Research Award

Joann Keyton (Communication)Joann Keyton





University Outstanding Extension Service Awards The University Outstanding Extension Service Award recognizes excellence and promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary contributions with off-campus constituencies. Tony Stewart (Philosophy and Religious Studies)  and John Begeny (Psychology) were the CHASS nominees.  Stewart and Begeny both won the University’s Outstanding Extension Service Awards. Both were inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. The Academy is the only one of its type in the nation, and is designed to promote and recognize excellence in engagement and outreach. In addition, Begeny was one of three NC State faculty awarded the Alumni Outstanding Extension Service Award, a university honor that is conferred on the top three inductees into the Extension Academy.

  • Tony Stewart (Philosophy and Religious Studies)Tony Stewart
  • John Begeny (Psychology)John Begeny

An interdisciplinary team led by John Begeny (Psychology) received the Opal Mann Green Engagement Scholarship Award. Through a university/community partnership, Begeny’s team shared responsibilities for facilitating, coordinating, evaluating, improving, and sustaining a reading program called Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS), and a nonprofit organization called The HELPS Education Fund that supports its mission.


In addition to the awards given at the event, faculty applauded their colleagues for achievements such as the following:

Maxine Atkinson (Sociology) received the American Sociology Association’s 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. This is the society’s highest award for teaching, given for the national impact of a faculty member’s work in teaching sociology.  Atkinson was acknowledged for her scholarship on teaching and learning, graduate student mentorship, and undergraduate programmatic development.

Joann Keyton (Communication) received the Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship. The award “recognizes communication scholars responsible for authoring significant bodies of published research and creative scholarship in the area of applied communication.”

Charlie Coe (School of Public and International Affairs) received the Charles Levine Award from the American Society for Public Administration.

Carolyn Miller (English) was named a 2010 Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America. Fellows are named by the society’s board of directors “in recognition of sustained and  distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service to the field of rhetoric studies.”

Rupert Nacoste (Psychology) and Trace Reid (Political Science) were awarded NC State 2011 Faculty Diversity Awards for their strong commitment to diversity at NC State University.

Heidi Hobbs (School of Public and International Affairs) was awarded NC State’s first annual  Outstanding Global Engagement Award.

Rupert Nacoste (Psychology) was named as a distinguished professor in the first annual Student Government Distinguished Professor Lecture Series.

John Kessel (English) won the 2010 Ignotus Award for best science fiction short story translated into Spanish, “The Invisible Empire.”

Katherine Mellen Charron (History) earned the 2010 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for Best Book in Southern Women’s History, Southern Association of Women’s Historians and the 2010 George C. Rogers Jr. Prize, Best Book in South Carolina History from the South Carolina Historical Association.

Andy Taylor (Political Science) received the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Spirit of Inquiry Award for his political science course, Public Choice and Political Institutions.

Tim Wallace (Anthropology) received NC State’s First Year College Student Advocacy Award that recognizes individuals and departments “who embody excellence in service to students, who demonstrate availability and openness to students, and who use their roles to advocate policies and programs that are in the best interest of all undergraduates students at NC State.”

Lori Foster Thompson (Psychology) received an NC State University Office of Faculty Development “Thank a Teacher” Award as well as a “Highly Commended Award” from the Emerald Literati Network for an article published in Personnel Review.

Jim Alchediak and Sandy Stallings (Communication) earned the National Academic Advising Association certificate. The NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.