Generous alumni and donors have created awards to recognize the excellent work done by Arts & Sciences faculty. These awards are united by a belief that faculty are the heart and soul of any university, and that the reputation of a university depends in great measure upon the quality and character of the faculty.
We warmly appreciate the countless contributions of the Arts & Sciences faculty to the education of our students. We congratulate the winners of these prestigious awards, and we thank the generous donors who make it possible.
Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Service Award
Jean Caraway, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology, is the 2018 recipient of the Tremere Faculty Service Award, which honors a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding public service to the local community or to the state of South Dakota. Caraway is the psychology discipline head for the South Dakota LEND program, which trains clinicians to provide medical care to children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and researches topics related to Native American and rural mental health and the effects of violence on women and children.
Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award
Prentiss Clark, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Outstanding Instructor Award
Kenneth Green, an instructor in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Three members of the College of Arts & Sciences faculty have received the 2018 Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts. This year's recipients are Eric Jepsen, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, Joseph Tinguely, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy and Joel Sander, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics. The Cutler Awards are presented to faculty who advance liberal arts education through teaching and research over a three-year span.
Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award
Darlene Farabee, associate professor and chair in the Department of English, has been named the fifth recipient of the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award.