2018 Georgia Tech Faculty & Staff Awards

College of Sciences faculty, staff, and a Ph.D. student take home 17 awards

Seventeen members of staff and faculty in the College of Sciences and one Ph.D. student have been selected to receive 17 awards for the 2017-18 academic year. They are being recognized for innovation and excellence in research support, education, scholarship, and outreach.

Seth Marder, Regents Professor and Georgia Power Chair in Energy Efficiency in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award, the highest honor Georgia Tech bestows on faculty. His selection marks the third year in a row that Georgia Tech has selected a College of Sciences professor for this prestigious award.

In two categories, two College of Sciences faculty members are award winners.

Flavio H. Fenton, a professor in the School of Physics, and Raquel Lieberman, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are each receiving the Faculty Award for Academic Outreach.

Joseph Rabinoff and Matthew Torres, associate professors in, respectively, the School of Mathematics and the School of Biological Sciences, are two of the five recipients of the five CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

In two other categories, College of Sciences faculty are co-winners with external partners.

Kim Cobb, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Beril Toktay, a professor in the Scheller School of Business, together won the Innovation in Co-curricular Education Award.

Frank Stewart, an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, and his Ph.D. student Darren Parris won the 2018 Education Partnership Award, together with Jennifer Jones, a chemistry teacher at Rockdale County High School.

“People are every organization’s most precious resource,” says College of Sciences Dean and Sutherland Chair Paul M. Goldbart. “I am so proud and inspired by my colleague’s outstanding accomplishments.”

Award recipients will be recognized at Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom.

Seth Marder

Regents Professor, Georgia Power Chair in Energy Efficiency School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award

Kim Cobb

Georgia Power Chair, ADVANCE Professor School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Innovation in Co-curricular Education Award

Troy Hilley

Academic and Research IT Support Engineer Lead School of Biological Sciences

Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award

Shana Kerr

Academic Professional School of Biological Sciences

Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award

Raquel Lieberman

Professor School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Award for Academic Outreach

Darren Parris

Ph.D Student School of Biological Sciences

Educational Partnership Award

Joseph Rabinoff

Associate Professor School of Mathematics

CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

William Ratcliff

Assistant Professor School of Biological Sciences

Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award

Kimberly Schurmeier

Director of Assessment and Undergraduate Advisement School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award – Faculty

Jeffrey Skolnick

Mary and Malsie Gibson Chair, Georgia Tech Alliance Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology School of Biological Sciences

Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award

Teresa Snow

Senior Academic Professional School of Biological Sciences

Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award

Christopher Stanzione

Academic Professional School of Biological Sciences

CTL Undergraduate Educator Award

Matthew Torres

Associate Professor School of Biological Sciences

CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Frank Stewart

Associate Professor School of Biological Sciences

Education Partnership Award

James Wray

Associate Professor School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Outstanding Achievement in Early Career Research Award