Kennesaw State University Faculty & Staff Awards


 2019 Faculty Award Winners:

Distinguished Professor Award
Dr. Simin Nasseri
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Teaching Award
Dr. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman
Department of Geography and Anthropology

Outstanding Teaching Award Finalist

Dr. Jennifer Willard
Department of Psychological Science.

Dr. Charles Parrott
Department of Theater and Performance Studies

Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award

In the area of Artistic and Creative Pursuits:
Dr. John Gentile
Department of Theater and Performance Studies

In the area of Natural and Physical Sciences:
Dr. Susan M. E. Smith
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

In the area of Engineering Applications:
Dr. Ying Xie
Department of Information Technology:

In the area of Social Sciences and Humanities: 
Dr. Albert Way
Department of History and Philosophy

In the area of Applied Learning and Education: 
Dr. Kai Qian
Department of Computer Science

In the area of Business and Industry Applications: 
Dr. Dana Hermanson
School of Accountancy

In the area of Interdisciplinary Research:  
Dr. Adriane Randolph
Dept. of Information Systems

Outstanding Professional Service Award
Dr. Sweta Sneha
Department of Information Systems

Outstanding Book Award
Dr. Kamal Fatehi
Michael A. Leven School for Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

Outstanding Community Engagement Award
Dr. Susan Raines
School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Diversity Advocate Award
Dr. Nichole Guillory
Secondary and Middle Grades Education

The Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Faculty
Award for International Achievement
Dr. Akanmu Adebayo
Department of History and Philosophy

Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award

Dr. Kimberly Cortes
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Rongkai Guo
Software Eng. and Game Development.

Dr. James McCafferty
Sociology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Hossain Shahriar
Information Technology

Dr. Evelina Sterling
Sociology and Criminal Justice

Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Awards

Mr. Michael Perry
Coles College of Business

Dr. Ben Setzer
College of Computing and Software Engineering

Mr. Steve Miller
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

2019 Staff Award Winners:

Distinguished Staff Award
Ms. Nicole Densmore
International Conflict Management Program Coordinator

The Outstanding Supervisor Award
Ms. Stephanee Stephens
Director of Instructional Technology

The Exceptional Customer Service Award
Ms. Donys Callado
Administrative Associate in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Exceptional Customer Service Award
Mr. Michael Redd
Assistant Registrar for Enrollment Services

The Students’ Appreciation Award
Ms.Diedre Brown
Manager of Campus Services