Jim Copper with student in biology lab

Faculty Teaching Award

Outstanding Teaching Award

***Nominations for 2018 has now closed. Nominees and winners will be announced at Commencement on Saturday, May 5th***

Nominations are now open for the 2018 WSU Tri-Cities Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is being sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. The award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements in teaching of WSU Tri-Cities faculty who have demonstrated excellence in instruction.

We invite you to nominate a colleague that you believe exemplifies outstanding achievement in instruction. Nominations are open until Friday, March 2. All finalists will be honored at our commencement ceremony on May 5th, where the winning recipients from each category will be announced.


Nominations are being accepted for the category of full-time faculty and part-time faculty for each academic area. Self-nominations are acceptable.


All members of the faculty appointed at WSU in the Tri-Cities and with a teaching assignment in AY 2018 are eligible for the award.

Submit Nominations

Nominations are welcome from WSU Tri-Cities faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni, and should be submitted to the Director of their respective academic area. Nominators are asked to provide the nominee’s name and a brief narrative stating why the nominee is deserving of the award.

Academic Area Director E-Mail Address
Business Robert Harrington rharrington@wsu.edu
Education Judy Morrison jamorrison@wsu.edu
Engineering & Applied Sciences and Chemical Engineering Joseph Iannelli joseph.iannelli@wsu.edu
Liberal & Fine Arts Paul Strand pstrand@wsu.edu
Math & Natural Sciences and Biological Systems Engineering Allan Felsot afelsot@wsu.edu
Nursing Kay Olson olson7@wsu.edu
V&E Thomas Henick-Kling thk@wsu.edu


Following review of the nominees submitted, each academic area will select one finalist in each category and submit those names to the Office of Academic Affairs. Finalists will be contacted by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and asked to submit contact information of references.

2017 Awardees
Kathleen Cowin
Kathleen CowinCollege of Education, Clinical Associate Professor, Ed LeadershipFloyd 207X509-372-7107
Janet Peters
Janet PetersCollege of Arts & Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor, PsychologyCIC 125A509-372-7431
2016 Awardee
Eric Johnson
Eric JohnsonCollege of Education, Associate Professor, Teaching & LearningFloyd 207W509-372-7304