Five Penn State Behrend faculty members have been recognized with the college’s annual excellence awards as well as the Benjamin A. Lane Outstanding Service Award.
Shariffah Sheik Dawood, assistant teaching professor of psychology, received the Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year, the award recognizes a faculty member who, in the opinion of students, alumni and colleagues, fulfills the role of an effective teacher.
Jane Ingold, reference and instruction librarian/archivist in the John M. Lilley Library, is this year’s recipient of the Benjamin A. Lane Outstanding Service Award. The award encourages and rewards outstanding service to the college by a faculty or staff member, recognizing service “beyond the call of duty” that contributes to excellence inside or outside the classroom.
Jill Johnson, lecturer in mechanical engineering, received the Council of Fellows Excellence in Outreach Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who, in the opinion of students, colleagues and community leaders, embodies the outreach mission of the college, the community and one’s academic profession, whether in the form of research, teaching or service.
Courtney Nagle, associate professor of mathematics education, received the Council of Fellows Faculty Research Award. The award recognizes one faculty member each year who, in the opinion of his or her peers, fulfills the role of an inspired, dedicated researcher.
Lena Surzhko-Harned, assistant teaching professor of political science, received the Guy W. Wilson Excellence in Academic Advising Award, which encourages and rewards excellence in academic or research advising by faculty members.