Dear Friends of the College of Arts and Sciences,
As the anticipation of spring approaches and we near the conclusion of another successful school year, faculty and staff are recognized for their hard work and innovation, graduating seniors look forward to their future, and the University’s community continues to grow in size and spirit. While we are also in the beginning of the season of Lent, the coming of Easter provides University members a time for reflection and self-examination. During Lent and with the growth of a new year we are called to acknowledge the progress and enterprise of the College by commending several professors and accomplishments.
Congratulations to the seven CAS professors awarded tenure: Bradley Franco (HST), Jennette Lovejoy (CST), Tara Maginnis (BIO), Charles McCoy (MTH), Gregory Pulver (PFA), Mark Pitzer (PSY), and David Taylor (BIO).
Congratulations to the seven CAS faculty members granted sabbatical during one or both semesters of AY2017: Valerie Peterson (MTH), Kathleen McManus (THE) Hannah Callender (MTH), Jeff Gauthier (PHL), Patrick Murphy (PFA), Martin Monto (SOC), Lora Looney (ILC), Amy Beadles-Bohling (BIO), Eugene Urnezius (CHM), Mark Eifler (HST), Allie Hill (ILC), and Oz Bonfim (PHY).
CAS Faculty Recognition and Congratulations:
Martin Monto wins Hugo Beigel Award for Scholarly Excellence
University of Portland sociology professor Martin Monto has received the Hugo Beigel Award for Scholarly Excellence from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. The award goes to the best paper published in their Journal of Sex Research, and was chosen from a field of 70 papers. The award is designed to promote and reward research excellence in sexology. Monto wrote the paper with former UP student Anna Carey as co-author. The award will be presented at the society’s annual conference on Nov. 12-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Laura McLary named Oregon Professor of the Year
On Thursday, Nov. 19th, the national Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education awarded University of Portland German professor Laura McLary for her innovation and dedication on teaching international languages, highlighting her leadership in growth of the University’s German language program.
Previous UP professors who have been recognized by the national organization include Kate Regan, who was named National Professor of the Year; Becky Houck, Terry Favero and Karen Eifler, who were all named Oregon Professor of the Year.
Dr. Sarina Saturn, Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr. Mark Pitzer, Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr. David Turnbloom, Department of Theology
At the beginning of this semester, each senior and junior athlete-student was invited to nominate one professor for The 2015 Difference Award. The main criterion for this award is that the faculty member embody whatever difference-making characteristic, idea or attitude students felt made a positive and substantial impact in their life as an undergraduate Pilot. Professors Saturn, Pitzer, and Turnbloom were chosen by our athlete-scholars as key difference-makers at our University. I know we are all excited that students have chosen to honor three of our colleagues who have touched the lives of undergraduate students and who continue to work hard to make athlete-students successful both in the classroom and on the field. Sarina, Mark, and David will be honored as Difference Award recipients at a public presentation during the UP Men’s Basketball game on Thursday the 18th of February.
I trust you will enjoy reading several stories about our talented students and faculty by catching-up with the most recent edition of the CAS Blog. In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming you the next time you are on campus, especially if you are planning to celebrate UP Commencement in early May.
Dr. Michael F. Andrews
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and
McNerney-Hanson University Endowed Chair in Ethics