Provost's Awards

Provost's Award for Excellence Seal


The Provost's Awards were established in 1993 because outstanding teaching, research and service are central to the mission of Fresno State and because the dedication of our professorial faculty deserves special recognition.  Recipients of the Provost's Awards provide our students with a stimulating environment that fosters learning and affirms the university as the intellectual and cultural leader of the San Joaquin Valley. The purpose of the Provost's Awards is to honor those faculty members who set new standards of excellence and represent the heart of this great university.

Provost's Awards Recipients 2018-2019

Excellence in Teaching

Gregory Kriehn, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Service

Emma Hughes, Professor of Criminology

Research, Scholarship and Creative Accomplishment

Steven Church, Professor of English

Youngwook Kim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Wei Wu, Associate Professor of Construction Management

Promising New Faculty

Lisa Bryant, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dermot Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Melanie Hern√°ndez, Assistant Professor of English

Jessica McKenzie, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Science

Faith Sidlow, Assistant Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism

Juliet Wahleithner, Assistant Professor of Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education

Emily Walter, Assistant Professor of Biology

Outstanding Lecturer

Lisa Anderson, Department of Anthropology


A reception recognizing the distinguished achievements and honoring the recipients of the 2018-2019 Provost's Awards was held on Thursday May 9, 2019.