Dean's Faculty and Staff Awards Program


The opportunity to be among so many exceptional teachers, researchers, and staff is what makes the experience of being a part of this great College at Middle Tennessee State University so satisfying and so inspiring. Thank you all for the part you play, every day, in making MTSU one of the best universities in Tennessee.

-  Bud Fischer, Ph.D., Dean


The Dean's awards recognize CBAS faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, community service and administration.

Click on the links below to review the specific criteria, eligibility, and nomination procedure for each award.  Self-nominations for all faculty awards will be equally considered.

CBAS Distinguished Research Award

The Distinguished Research Award is designed to honor a faculty member who has established a record of outstanding science research.

CBAS Faculty Service Award

The Faculty Service Award is designed to recognize a faculty member who has developed a record of outstanding service that supports and contributes to the teaching and research missions of the college or university.

CBAS Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors a faculty member who has demonstrated a record of consistent excellence in teaching.

Dean's Staff Award to Exemplary Service

The Dean's Staff Award for Exemplary Service Award recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrators, professionals and support staff.  Faculty or staff who would like to nominate an individual for this award must also complete the nomination form

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email cbasawards@mtsu.edu.

CBAS Distinguished Doctoral Research Award

The Distinguished Doctoral Research Award is designed to recognize a doctoral student in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) who has developed a record of outstanding research.

CBAS Outstanding Masters Research Award

The Outstanding Master’s Research Award is designed to recognize a master’s level student in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) who has developed a record of outstanding research.


Award Winners

YearsNameAward DescriptionPhoto
2018 - 2019 Dr. Sarah Bleiler-Baxter Mathematical Sciences CBAS Teaching Excellence AwardSarah Bleiler-Baxter
2018 - 2019 Dr. Wandi Ding Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardWandi Ding
2018 - 2019 Ms. Nicole Green School of Concrete and Construction Management Dean's Staff Award for Exemplary ServiceNicole Green
2018 - 2019 Dr. Rachel Leander Mathematical Sciences CBAS Faculty Service AwardRachel Leander
2017 - 2018 Dr. Tony Johnston Agriculture CBAS Faculty Service AwardTony Johnston
2017 - 2018 Dr. Henrique Momm Geoscience CBAS Distinguished Research AwardHenrique Momm
2017 - 2018 Dr. Jeremy Strayer Mathematical Science CBAS Teaching Excellence AwardJeremy Strayer
2017 - 2018 Mr. Matt Taylor Aerospace Dean's Staff Award for Exemplary ServiceMatt Taylor
2016 - 2017 Dr. Paul Craig Aerospace CBAS Distinguished Research AwardPaul Craig
2016 - 2017 Dr. Patricia Patterson Chemistry CBAS Faculty Service AwardPatricia Patterson
2016 - 2017 Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters Biology CBAS Teaching Excellence AwardCindi Smith-Walters
2016 - 2017 Melissa M. Flowers Dean's Office Dean's Staff Award for Exemplary ServiceMelissa Flowers
2015 - 2016 Ms. Anne Brzezicki Agriculture Dean's Staff Award for Exemplary ServiceAnne Brzezicki
2015 - 2016 Dr. Daniel E. Erenso Physics and Astronomy CBAS Distinguished Research AwardDaniel Erenso
2015 - 2016 Dr. Lisa B. Green Mathematical Sciences CBAS Teaching Excellence AwardLisa Green
2004 - 2005 Dr. Jeffrey Lee. Walck Biology CBAS Distinguished Research AwardJeffrey Walck
2003 - 2004 Dr. Andrienne C. Friedli Chemistry CBAS Distinguished Research AwardAndrienne Friedli
2003 - 2004 Dr. R. Stephen Howard Biology CBAS Distinguished Research AwardR. Stephen Howard
2003 - 2004 Dr. Xiaoya Zha Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardXiaoya Zha
2001 - 2002 Dr. Gary Wulfsburg Chemistry CBAS Distinguished Research AwardGary Wulfsburg
2000 - 2001 Dr. Ngee Sing Chong Chemistry CBAS Distinguished Research AwardNgee Sing Chong
2000 - 2001 Dr. Yuri Melnikov Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardYuri Melnikov
2000 - 2001 Dr. Yuri Melnikov Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardYuri Melnikov
1998 - 1999 Dr. Anthony Newsome Biology CBAS Distinguished Research AwardAnthony Newsome
1994 - 1995 Dr. Yuri Melnikov Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardYuri Melnikov
1989 - 1990 Dr. Wayne Rosing Biology CBAS Distinguished Research AwardWayne Rosing
1986 - 1987 Clay Chandler Biology CBAS Distinguished Research Award
1984 - 1985 Dr. Gary Wulfsberg Chemistry CBAS Distinguished Research AwardGary Wulfsberg
1983 - 1984 Dr. Marion Wells Biology CBAS Distinguished Research AwardMarion Wells
1981 - 1982 Dr. James Lea Mathematical Sciences CBAS Distinguished Research AwardJames Lea
1980 -1981 Dr. Robert Carlton Physics and Astronomy CBAS Distinguished Research AwardRobert Carlton

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email cbasawards@mtsu.edu.