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University recognizes faculty members at honors convocation

  • February 17, 2011

California State University, East Bay honored members of its faculty at the 2011 Faculty Honors Convocation held Feb. 24 in the New University Union on the Hayward Campus.

Honorees include the recipient of the outstanding professor award for 2009-10 and faculty who were awarded tenure effective Fall 2010. Others are those who completed 25 years of service as of Fall 2010 and those who were awarded emeritus status in 2010.

A highlight of the event was the presentation by Jeffery Seitz, recipient of this year’s George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor Award.

The program began with a processional of the award recipients and the President’s Platform Party and concluded with a reception.

Faculty members to be recognized for the new tenure or emeritus status were presented with the University Medallion.

Read remarks made at the event by James Houpis, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

The honorees are listed below.



College of Business and Economics

Jed DeVaro – Management and Economics
Scott Fung – Accounting and Finance
Sweety Law – Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Daniel Martin – Management

College of Education and Allied Studies

Jeanette Bicais – Teacher Education
Michelle Collay – Educational Leadership
Ray Garcia – Educational Leadership

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Lonny Brooks – Communication
Vahid Fozdar – History
Rafael Hernandez – Music
Buddy James – Music
Dawna Komorosky – Criminal Justice Administration
Patricia Lohman-Hawk – Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Sarah Nielsen – English
Keri O’Neal – Human Development and Women’s Studies
Phu Phan – Social Work

College of Science

Dong-Won Choi – Psychology
Lynn Eudey – Statistics and Biostatistics
Shenghua Kelly Fan – Statistics and Biostatistics
Derek Kimball – Physics
Claudia Uhde-Stone – Biological Sciences

University Library

Aline Soules


College of Education & Allied Studies

Phillip E. Duren – Teacher Education

College of Science

Christopher L. Kitting – Biological Sciences
Stuart P. Smith – Mathematics and Computer Science
Donald L. Wolitzer – Mathematics and Computer Science



College of Business and Economics

Doris G. Duncan, Accounting and Finance
Jane E. Lopus, Economics
Nan L. Maxwell, Economics
Stephen Shmanske, Economics

College of Education & Allied Studies

James D. Romero, Educational Psychology
David R. Stronck, Teacher Education
Steve L. Williams , Educational Psychology

College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences

Benjamin P. Bowser, Sociology and Social Services
George F. Goerl, Public Affairs and Administration
Sophia Lee, History
George R. Miller, Anthropology
Henry F. Reichman, History
Robert L. Terrell, Communication
Dvora Yanow, Public Affairs and Administration
Gale Young, Communication

College of Science

Edward Billard, Mathematics and Computer Science

University Library

Judith Faust
Steve Philibosian

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