April 29, 2010 - In recognition of their hard work and professional achievements, three California State University, Bakersfield faculty members were awarded with 2009-10 faculty awards at the annual President's Associates dinner Wednesday at Seven Oaks Country Club.
The faculty awards are presented annually by the CSUB Academic Senate to recognize the outstanding contributions of CSUB educators to their students, the university and their disciplines. Nominations are submitted by administrators, other faculty members, students and alumni.
Dr. Brian Hemphill received the Faculty Research Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the principles and practice of research.
The Faculty Leadership and Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to principle and practice of shared governance and service to community, went to Dr. Andreas Gebauer.
Finally, Dr. L. Maynard Moe was honored as the recipient of the Millie Ablin Excellence in Teaching Award. This award honors excellence in teaching, contributions made to students, academic disciplines and campus communities.
"These are educators who consistently provide our students with the critical components necessary to achieve a high quality education," said Geoff King, chairman of the CSUB Foundation board of directors. "Not only do they contribute to the overall mission of CSU Bakersfield, but they also contribute greatly to their individual field, while elevating the prestige of a degree obtained from CSUB."
Brian Hemphill - Anthropology
Faculty Research Award
Dr. Brian Hemphill received his B.S. degrees in anthropology and history from Portland State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon. Dr. Hemphill has served as the coordinator of the Anthropology Program at CSUB since 2002 and teaches a wide array of courses in biological anthropology and archaeology. He received early tenure in 2005 and was promoted to full professor in 2007. Over the course of the last 20 years, Dr. Hemphill has pursued an active research program that encompasses three major areas of anthropological study. He is widely published and is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on population interactions across Central Asia during the Bronze Age. At CSUB his research efforts led to the founding of the Centre for South Asian Dental Research, and he currently serves as the President of the Dental Anthropology Association.
Andreas Gebauer - Chemistry
Faculty Leadership and Service Award
Dr. Gebauer is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and has been with CSUB since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1997 at the University of Texas at Austin and completed his post-doctoral work at UC Berkeley. Since his arrival on campus, Dr. Gebauer has distinguished himself through leadership and service at all levels. He has been involved with the American Chemical Society, and through his affiliation, has organized a quarterly seminar series at CSUB which brings prominent researchers to campus. He is also the director of the Chevron funded Research Experience Vitalizing Science - University Program (REVS-UP) which supports local high school students and educators in a research setting. Dr. Gebauer has played a prominent role in campus governance by serving on the Academic Senate, the Academic Affairs Committee, and several committees related to curricular matters including CARS, UPRC, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Curriculum Committee, and the Area B/Theme I committee. In his "spare" time Dr. Gebauer serves as a faculty mentor for students in the Student Research Scholarship Program.
Maynard Moe - Biology
Millie Ablin Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. L. Maynard Moe received his B.S. and M.S. in biology from CSU Fresno and his Ph.D.in botany in 1977 from UC Berkeley. Shortly thereafter he joined the faculty of the biology department at CSUB, and has been a valued member of the university community ever since. Dr. Moe regularly teaches Introductory Botany; Generaland Advanced Ecology; Flowering Plant Taxonomy; Evolution, Plagues and People; California Natural History and Field Courses in Death Valley and Yosemite. In 2001-2002 he received the Faculty Leadership and Service Award.
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