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Honors, Awards and Grants

Honors, Awards, & Grants Archive

Pamela Redela (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) was awarded the university's Outstanding Faculty Award for Outstanding Lecturer (2018/2019).  

Professor Redela has been teaching for 12 years in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and her favorite courses are "Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies", "Gender & Cinema", and "Women's Literature". She also notes that the intersectional feminist course "Gender, Race, and Class in Contemporary Society" is both fun and inspiring.

She finds inspiration from Mahatma Ghandi's quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world".  Professor Redela says, "I strive to lead by example and encourage my students to develop their critical thinking skills while cultivating compassion for others." 

Matt Atherton (Sociology) was awarded an NCHEA Grant for a program to help transfer students successfully transition to CSUSM which includes peer mentoring. He also headed up the Predictors of Academic Success and Struggle project for the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Jonathan Berman and Kristine Diekman (School of Arts) were awarded $4,500 for the AY 2014 – 2015 MediaMakers Series from the IRA. This money funds the speaker and screening series, and related workshops, aimed at giving students greater access to media professionals. We hosted 10 mediamakers who interacted with over 2000 students.

Susie Lan Cassel (Literature & Writing Studies) was awarded the 2014-15 President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity

Marisol Clark-Ibanez (Sociology) was awarded the 2014-15 President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation & Excellence

Kimberly Dark (Sociology) is the recipient of the Dickinson House Artist Residency, Raveel Grant Award, in Olseen Belgium for a writing residency in October 2015.

Kristine Diekman (School of Arts) received external funding from the National Cheers Foundation for the Teen Bone Health Project. This funding provided student assistance and equipment to work with a medical doctor and six young women from High Tech High North County. The six high school students were taught about bone health and video production and successfully completed a multimedia campaign about teen bone health that they launched at their school. This campaign led to the extensive writing of additional pending grants from the NIH, National Cheers Foundation and State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The campaign also led to its adoption as one of the challenges for the CSUSM Women’s Hackathon.

Sharon Elise (Sociology) wrote a grant for Co-Curricular Funding to fund the department’s first Student Research Fair.

Merryl Goldberg (School of Arts) acquired a $30,000 grant to oversee professional development for teachers in 22 San Diego Unified School District schools (Title I funds, SDUSD).

Terri Metzger (Communication) was awarded the 2014-15 President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Outstanding Lecturer

Michelle Ramos-Pellicia (Modern Language Studies) was named a Civility Champion.

Anne Randerson (Communication) was awarded a $2,500 grant from NCHEA to host motivational guest speaker, Bhava Ram, to the NCHEA campuses next Fall.

Kendra Rivera (Communication) received the Outstanding Faculty Service Learning Award from the Office of Civic Engagement and was named a CSUSM Civility ICON.

Alyssa Sepinwall (Hisotry) was awarded the 2014-15 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award

Linda Shaw and Jill Weigt (Sociology) Received an Engaged Scholarship Grant from the Office of Community Engagement to offer the first research internship in the College combined with a research internship in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul’s Father Joe’s Villages, the largest social services agency in Southern California serving the homeless.