Gannon University Recognizes Faculty Scholarship, Service

Posted: May 15, 2017

In acknowledgement of the contributions made by faculty to teaching, advising, scholarship and service-learning, Gannon University faculty members were recognized for excellence at the University's annual Celebration of Faculty: Awards and Scholarship event last month in the Yehl Ballroom of Gannon's Waldron Campus Center.

During the past Academic Year, 97 faculty members engaged in scholarship by publishing books or manuscripts, making presentations at conferences, securing external grant funding, engaging in performing arts, or writing book reviews.

The Distinguished Faculty Award was presented to Elisa Konieczko, Ph.D.  Konieczko is professor of biology, former president of Faculty Senate and serves as Gannon's faculty career mentoring coordinator.

The following faculty members were also honored with awards:

Student Government Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Jeff Bloodworth, Ph.D., associate professor of history

The Bishop Persico "Veritas In Caritate" Award

Amanda Washek, advisor, Academic Advising Center

Undergraduate Research Award

He Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards

Janice M. Whiteman, assistant professor of education (College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences)

Davide Piovesan, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering (College of Engineering and Business)

Carol Amann, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing (Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences)

Award for Excellence in Service-Learning

Pam Reynolds, Ed.D., professor of physical therapy