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2017 Faculty/Staff Excellence Awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Education has given its annual faculty and staff excellence awards.

Faculty Excellence in Diversity: Paula Groves Price, cultural studies and social thought in education.


Faculty Excellence in Teaching: Katy Pietz, athletic training.

Katy Pietz

Faculty Excellence in Research: Kelly Ward, ELSSECP department chair.

Kelly Ward

Faculty Excellence in Service: Jonah Firestone, science education.

Staff Excellence: Bev Rhoades, administrative services director.

Introducing: Vice Provost Kelly Ward

Professor Kelly Ward has been appointed as WSU’s new Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Recognition.

Similar to others who currently work in the provost office, Kelly’s appointment will be 80 percent as vice provost and 20 percent as a College of Education faculty member.

“Given her scholarship and experience, Kelly is enormously qualified for this position and will do well,” said college dean Mike Trevisan. “This appointment spotlights and promotes the skills and talents we have in the college.”

The position will be effective July 1, 2017.

Kelly Ward