UCF Women Faculty Awards
UCF Women Faculty Winners for RIA, TIP and SoTL Awards
2013-2014 RIA-TIP-and-SOTL Women Faculty Awards
2014-2015 RIA TIP and SOTL Women Faculty Awards
2015-2016 RIA TIP and SOTL WOMEN FACULTY AWARDS
UCF Founder’s Day Honors Women Faculty
2011 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
2012 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
2013 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
2014 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
2015 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
2016 Founders Day Convocation Women Faculty Honorees
Center for Success of Women Faculty Awards
CSWF Women of Distinction Award
The UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty – Women of Distinction Award is designed to highlight the achievements of outstanding women faculty at UCF in areas that are not traditionally acknowledged at UCF. Three awards are given out annually, one to a faculty member with 1- 5 years of service, one to a faculty member with 6 – 10 years of service, and one to a faculty member with 10+ years of service. The topic of this award changes on a three year rotation; the three topics are Excellence in Mentoring; Excellence in Community Engagement & Outreach; and Excellence in Innovation. Women faculty who are full-time UCF employees (faculty appointment types: full professors, associate professors, assistant professors, clinical faculty, research faculty, associate and assistant lecturers, associate and assistant instructors, librarians) are eligible to apply. Winners will be announced at the President’s Welcome Reception for Women Faculty at the start of each fall semester.
2012 CSWF Women of Distinction Awardees
2013 CSWF Women of Distinction Awardees
2014 CSWF Women of Distinction Awardees
2015 CSWF Women of Distinction Awardees
LIFE @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence Award Winners
With generous support from LIFE @ UCF, the LIFE @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence Awards celebrate and promote President Hitt’s five strategic goals. Each year represents one of the five goals: offer the best undergraduate education; achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research; provide international focus to our curricula and research programs; become more inclusive and diverse; and be America’s leading partnership university. Three awards are given annually during the spring semester. Women faculty who are full-time UCF employees (faculty appointment types: full professors, associate professors, assistant professors, clinical faculty, research faculty, associate and assistant lecturers, associate and assistant instructors, librarians) are eligible to apply.
2014 CSWF Excellence in Academic Partnerships Awardees
2015 CSWF Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awardees
2016 CSWF Excellence in Providing International Focus to our Curricula and Research Programs
Dr. Keri Watson is a recipient of an NEA grant of $16,000.00 to host The Big Read in Orlando. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. In celebration of the 115th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s birth, the University of Central Florida, in conjunction with Seminole County Public Libraries, will host a series of events between Feb. 27 and Apr. 14, 2017 about Steinbeck’s seminal text The Grapes of Wrath. http://www.neabigread.org/communities/?community_id=2241
Dr. Keri Watson is a recipient of a grant of $15,000.00 to host The Big Read in Orlando. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s birth, the University of Central Florida, in conjunction with Seminole County Public Libraries and the Public History Center, will host a series of events during January and February 2016 centered around Hurston’s seminal text Their Eyes Were Watching God. http://www.neabigread.org/communities/?community_id=2241
Dr. Claire Connolly Knox, Assistant Professor and Emergency Management & Homeland Security Program Director, received the 2015 Florida Emergency Preparedness Association’s Gary Arnold Award. The award is in recognition of her dedicated, unselfish, and enthusiastic service to improving the Florida emergency management community. She was recognized for partnering with local emergency managers to incorporate experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/publicadmin/news/2014/students-gain-hands-on-experience-at-emergency-operations-center/
Dr. Lisa Mills received the Suncoast Regional Emmy for Best Historical Documentary called “The Committee”, a documentary film telling the story of a Florida Legislature investigative panel that sough to root out homosexuals from the state universities about 50 years ago. http://today.ucf.edu/documentary-ucf-filmmakers-wins-emmy/http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/committee/view.php
Dr. Linda Walters, has received the M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education from SICB (The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology). http://today.ucf.edu/biology-earns-top-honors-engaging-innovative-science-education/
Dr. Kim Voss, has received the first Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award for her book, The Food Section: Newspaper, women and the Culinary Community. (Dec 2, 2014). http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-professor-recognized-dedication-women-food-journalism/
Dr. Pamela McCauley receives the BEYA Educational Leadership Award.
Dr. Deb German honored as Renaissance Woman in Medicine.
Dr. Dorothy Norris-Tirrell received the received the 2014 Donato J. Pugliese Award from the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA). The annual award is given to recognize service, leadership and commitments to the public service in the Southeast. Dr. Norris-Tirrell has served SECoPA in many capacities including board member, President, and, most recently, as a very successful chair of Endowment Committee. Dorothy Norris-Tirrell.10-7-14
Dr. Liz Grauerholz receives the American Sociological Association (ASA), Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award.
COS News. (2014, Aug 4). http://news.cos.ucf.edu/the-healing-power-of-animals/
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Dr. Debra Reinhart receives Kappe Award for Environmental Engineering.
Abney, B. (2014, May 5). Reinhart Receives Kappe Award for Environmental Engineering. UCF Today. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/reinhart-receives-kappe-award-environmental-engineering/
Dr. Maria Santana is honored for her work with Farmworkers in the Community.
Kotala, Z. (2013, Oct 16). UCF’s Santana Honored for Work with Farmworkers in Community. UCF Today. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/ucfs-santana-honored-for-work-with-farmworkers-in-community/
Dr. Cristina Fernandez-Valle receives national award for mentoring.
Kotala, Z. (2012, September, 24). UCF Professor Earns National Award for Mentoring in Science. UCF Today. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-professor-earns-national-award-for-mentoring-in-science/
Women Faculty Awards