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College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty

Dean Braden (center) stands with Humanities and Social Sciences faculty who were honored for their outstanding scholarship, advising and teaching.

NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received:

  • Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, NC State nominee: Walt Wolfram (English)
  • NC State Outstanding Extension Service Award: Sarah Desmarais (psychology)
  • Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards: Mary Haskett, outstanding faculty award; College of Humanities and Social Sciences, outstanding college award.
  • O. Max Gardner Award, college nominee: Lori Foster (psychology)
  • Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, college nominee: Mary Haskett (psychology)
  • Board of Governors Outstanding Teaching Award, college awardee: John Carroll (philosophy)
  • NC State Faculty Scholars: Matt Booker (history); Jeni Burnette (psychology); Jing Feng (psychology); Paul Fyfe (English)
  • College Outstanding Social Scientist: Anne McLaughlin (psychology)
  • College Outstanding Humanist: John Wall (English)
  • Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor : Tom Parker (history)
  • Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor: John Morillo (English)
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Teachers: Bill Boettcher (political science); Shelley Garrigan (Spanish); Cat Warren (English). All three were inducted into the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Humanities: Levi McLaughlin (religious studies)
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Social Sciences: Laura Widman (psychology)
  • College Outstanding Lecturer: Gene Melton (English)
  • NC State New Adviser Award: Dana Kotter-Gruehn (psychology)
  • Outstanding Advising Awards: DeAnn DeFord Judge (sociology and anthropology); Carol Ann Lewald (interdisciplinary studies)

The college also recognized faculty who recently received prestigious awards from scholarly organizations, including:

  • Jade Berry-James, associate professor of public administration: Social Justice Curriculum Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
  • Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English: Frederick Burkhardt residential fellowship for recently tenured scholars
  • Verena Kasper-Marienberg, assistant professor of history: Fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Chad Ludington, teaching associate professor of history: Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, a program of the European Council
  • Levi McLaughlin, associate professor of religion: Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs
  • Nick Robins, teaching professor of history: Fulbright Specialist, National University of Huancavelica (Juan Kava Lika), PeruBrent Sirota, associate professor of history: NEH Long-term Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Jason Swarts, professor of English: Fellow, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing