Honors, Awards, & Grants Archive
(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.
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
(Sociology) was awarded the 2014-15 President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching
Innovation & Excellence
(Sociology) is the recipient of the Dickinson House Artist Residency, Raveel Grant
Award, in Olseen Belgium for a writing residency in October 2015.
(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
(Sociology) wrote a grant for Co-Curricular Funding to fund the department’s first
Student Research Fair.
(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).
(Communication) was awarded the 2014-15 President's Outstanding Faculty Award for
(Modern Language Studies) was named a Civility Champion.
(Communication) was awarded a $2,500 grant from NCHEA to host motivational guest
speaker, Bhava Ram, to the NCHEA campuses next Fall.
(Communication) received the Outstanding Faculty Service Learning Award from the
Office of Civic Engagement and was named a CSUSM Civility ICON.
(Hisotry) was awarded the 2014-15 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award
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.