Faculty welcomed and honored
The Aug. 22 opening faculty meeting welcomed 21 new faculty and honored the excellence of tenured professors.
Three professors were presented with Distinguished Faculty Awards. The Academic Senate awarded $4,000 stipends for the Professional Achievement Award, which recognized research and scholarly publication, and the Excellence in Service Award, which acknowledged leadership in addressing important issues. The Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, a $5,000 stipend sponsored by the Sarlo Foundation, recognized teaching effectiveness.
Communication Studies Professor Gust Yep received the Excellence in Professional Achievement Award for an exemplary record of research and publication. Yep’s scholarship explores how sexuality intersects with race, class, gender and ability in personal interaction. He also examines intercultural communications pertaining to HIV/AIDS education, prevention and service delivery in minority communities. Yep is the author of numerous books, book chapters and 55 peer-reviewed publications, many of which were selected for reprint in anthologies, books and magazines. In 2006, Yep received the Randy Majors Memorial Award for “Outstanding Gay and Lesbian Scholarship in Communication,” the highest recognition for scholarly contributions given by the National Communication Association.
“Gust Yep is not only an exceptional scholar, he is a generous mentor who has helped to launch the research careers of graduate students and junior faculty members,” said nominator John P. Elia, professor of health education.
The Excellence in Service Award was presented to Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales to honor her decade of work to increase the number of Filipino American teachers in San Francisco public schools. Tintiangco-Cubales founded Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), a collaboration involving SF State’s Asian American Studies department, San Francisco public schools and Filipino American community organizations. PEP began as a modest program that allowed graduate and undergraduate Asian American students to mentor and cultivate an interest in teaching among the young in their communities. Today, close to 50 PEP participants have graduated from top teaching credential, master’s and doctoral programs.
“Through her innovative approach, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales has successfully addressed the glaring racial disparity between students and the teachers who don’t look like them,” said nominator Gerald Eisman, director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.
Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Rosegard received the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award for his dedication to student engagement. Early in his teaching career, Rosegard established a community service-learning curriculum for his recreation and leisure studies course at Sacramento State. At SF State, he has gone above the call of duty in advising approximately 100 students each semester for the past five years. He also created digital case studies that present real-life experiences of effective teaching strategies. Rosegard’s devotion to student learning was recognized in 2010 when he was selected to direct the Presidential Scholars Program, which enriches the scholarship and university experience of a select group of undergraduate students.
“Erik Rosegard is well regarded for mentoring students through curriculum and culminating projects that foster learning achievement and enthusiasm,” said nominator Patrick Tierney, professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
The Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, chaired by Professor of Public Administration Genie Stowers, selected the award recipients. The 2010-11 committee included Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins, former Dean of Faculty Affairs Wanda Lee, Associate Professor of Design and Industry Martin Linder, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Ozgur Ozluk, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services Don Taylor and Professor of Gerontology Darlene Yee.