2020 Faculty Convocation Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Office of the Provost recognizes individuals with significant achievements in their scholarly pursuits during the annual Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony.

The award categories include teaching, research and creative activities, gateway teaching, service, advising and mentorship, engagement, librarianship, adjunct teaching and distinguished university professors.

Selected by the Faculty Senate Awards and Honorary Degree Committee, the following individuals within the College of Arts, Sciences & Education were honored:

Faculty Award for Teaching
Heather Bracken-Grissom, Biological Sciences and Institute of Environment
Maria Lovett, Educational Policy Studies

Faculty Award for Research & Creative Activities
Daniel Bagner, Psychology
Mahadev Bhat, Earth and Environment and Institute of Environment
Yi Xiao, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Faculty Award for Gateway Teaching
Nicholas Vagnoni, English

Faculty Award for Advising and Mentorship
Elizabeth Cramer, Teaching and Learning
Assefa Melesse, Earth and Environment and Institute of Environment

Faculty Award for Engagement
Matthew Sutherland, Psychology
Elisa Trucco, Psychology

Faculty Award for Adjunct Teaching
Anabelle Andon, Psyschology

Distinguished University Professor
Shekhar Bhansali, Biomolecular Sciences Institute
James Fourqurean, Biological Sciences and Institute of Environment

This year’s ceremony was held virtually. It can be played back on webcast.fiu.edu. See the complete list of 2020 convocation awardees here.

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