University Awards Recognize Exceptional Faculty

Professors from the Statesboro Campus were recognized at this year’s Convocation in Statesboro. Pictured (from left to right) are: 
Lisa Costello, Diana Botnaru, John Van Stan, Ji Wu with President Kyle Marrero 
Professors from the Armstrong Campus were recognized at this year’s Convocation in Savannah. Pictured (from left to right) are: 
Donna Mullenax, Traci Ness, Douglas Masini, Jennifer Zettler, Christopher Hendricks, Kurt Knoerl with President Marrero.

Georgia Southern is an institution where students think, serve, lead and grow. Their educational experience begins in the classroom with professors who inspire them. Each year, outstanding educators are recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, creativity and service. See the list of award recipients below:

Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity

John Van Stan, Ph.D., 
Dept. of Geology and Geography, 
College of Science and Mathematics

Ji Wu, Ph.D., 
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 
College of Science and Mathematics

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Community

Doug Masini, Ed.D.
Dept. of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, 
Waters College of Health Professions

Christopher Hendricks, Ph.D.,
Dept. of History, 
College of Arts and Humanities

Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction

Traci L. Ness, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Biology, 
College of Science and Mathematics

Diana Botnaru, M.D.,
Dept. of Health Sciences and Kinesiology,
Waters College of Health Professions

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the University

Jennifer Zettler, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology,
College of Science and Mathematics

Kristina Brockmeier Award

Kurt Knoerl, Ph.D.,
Dept. of History,
College of Arts and Humanities

Award for Excellence in Service

Lisa Costello, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Writing and Linguistics, 
College of Arts and Humanities

Donna Mullenax, M.S.,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
College of Science and Mathematics

Judge Ron Ginsberg Faculty Excellence Award

Traci Ness, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Biology,
College of Science and Mathematics

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