University of Southern Indiana


Excellence Award

  • Teaching Awards – Dr. Rich Hudson - Mathematics
  • Scholarship Award – Dr. Guoyuan Huang - Kinesiology & Sport
  • Service Award – Dr. Brandon Field - Engineering
  • Advising Award – Dr. Becky Sparks-Thissen - Biology

Innovation Award

  • Dr. Glenna G. Bower & Renaye Wahl - Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education Student Advisory Board Peer (Plan for Excellence in Engagement and Rapport) Mentoring Program was funded in the amount of $3497.00.
  • Dr. Bill Elliott & Dr. Jim Durbin – Geology & Physics - Geographic Information Systems Applied Across Disciplines was funded in the amount of $3500.00.
  • Dr. Adrian Gentle - Mathematics - In Inquiry-Based Approach to Math 253: Principles of Mathematical Logic was approved by the Innovation committee. The proposal was funded in the amount of $3000.00.
  • Dr. Edi Hardcastle – Biology - A Proposal to Establish Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshops for the Principles of Biology Course as an Innovative Strategy to Increase Rates of Success and Retention for Biology Majors was funded in the amount of $6521.00.


  • Dr. Tori Shoulders (Teacher Education) - Efficacy of preservice teachers in a Yearlong Student Teaching Experience Versus a One Semester Student Teaching Experience
  • Dr. Alex Champagne (Biology) - Keeping it Cool: Temperature and Water Regulation in Pigeons
  • Dr. Kevin Goodman (Engineering), - Use of Indium as a Surgactant during Gallium Nitride Nanowire Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy.

Barnett Award

  • Maria Anderson & Daniel Mann, Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen (Faculty Mentor)- YhiM and Its Requirement for Growth in E. coli and Its Control over other associated Membrane Proteins

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