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In 1984, the Associated Students of Arizona State University (ASASU) had a vision. They sought to recognize, encourage, and award ASU faculty based on their outstanding leadership and instruction both within and beyond the classroom. The need to attract and retain the highest quality leaders and teachers to our faculty was the catalyst that led to the establishment of the Associated Students Centennial Endowment Fund which allowed the creation of the Centennial Professorship Award.
By acknowledging and promoting these qualities of academic excellence and community service and embeddedness in our faculty, the Centennial Professorship program seeks to encourage all faculty members to continue their innovative educational practices both in and outside the classroom.
The Centennial Professorship Award is very prestigious, and recipients are recognized and announced in April on the GPSA & ASASU website and in the GPSA Awards Ceremony.
What is the award?
The Centennial Professorship Award recognizes faculty on all ASU campuses engaged in scholarship, emerging leadership, dedication to community service, and enrichment of students’ academic experience.
Who is eligible?
Any faculty who has made significant contributions to the educational development of ASU students through outstanding instruction both in and out of the classroom, and is
What is the prize?
Each year three winners are awarded each (1) a cash prize of $5,000 and (2) an additional $5,000 to be used for the benefit of the students in classroom instruction and teaching innovation. For example, this could include upgrading the technology in the classroom or by hiring a teaching assistant. They will receive cross-campus recognition and be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony in the spring.
The 2021 award cycle is closed. The 2022 cycle will open January 2022, please keep an eye on this page for more details!
1. A Personal Statement (no longer than 5 pages (single or double spaced) that addresses the applicant’s:
2. A Curriculum Vitae highlighting the applicant’s
3. Letter of Support from a graduate or undergraduate student (up to two):
Application (coming Jan. 2022)
Applicant rubric (coming Jan. 2022)
The Centennial Professorship Award program is run by the executive officers of Associated Students of Arizona State University (ASASU) and is made up of both USG and GPSA members.
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|2021||Geoffrey Gonsher||Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions|
|Michael Ostling||Barrett, The Honors College|
|Susanne Pfeifer||The College: School of Life Sciences|
|2020||Aggie Yellow Horse||School of Social Transformation, Asian Pacific American Studies & Justice and Social Inquiry|
|Silvie Huijben||School of Life Sciences, Center for Evolution and Medicine|
|Yang Weng||School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering|
|2019||Matthew Buman||College of Health Solutions|
|Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez||CIDSE (School of Computing Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering)|
|Marianne Moore||College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Science and Mathematics|
|2018||Brooke Coley||Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering|
|Justin Jager||T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics|
|Barbara S. Smith||School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering|
|2017||Chingwen Cheng||The Design School|
|Wendy Oakes||Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College|
|Lindsey Moses||Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College|
|2016||Joseph Henderson||Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College|
|2015||Joseph Blattman||School of Life Sciences|
|Sara Brownell||School of Life Sciences|
|Jacquelyn Scott Lynch||Barrett, the Honors College|
|2014||Bonnie Wentzel||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Alice Daer||English Department|
|2013||Douglas Kelley||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Daniel Hruschka||School of Human Evolution and Social Change|
|Sarah Buel||College of Law|
|2012||Aaron Golub||School of Sustainability|
|Cynthia Lietz||College Of Public Programs|
|2011||Calvin Schermerhorn||School of History Philosophical, & Religious Studies|
|George Wolf||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|2010||Kellie Palazzolo||School Of Communication|
|Christopher Wharton||Nutrition Program|
Department of Electrical Engineering/Department of Bioengineering
|Susan Beiner||School Of Art|
|2008||Kimberly Scott||Educational Leadership and Policy|
|Guy Cardineau||BioDesign/School of Life Sciences|
|2007||Jennifer Brougham||Social & Family Dynamics|
|Orde Kittrie||College of Law|
|2006||Jennifer Tsukayama||Department of Dance|
|Robert Edsall||Department of Geography|
|2005||John Rosa||Asian Pacific American Studies|
|Laura Peck||Public Programs|
|2004||Matthew C. Whitaker||Department of History|
|Janetta McCoy||College of Design|
|Kyle Longley||College of Liberal Arts and Sciences|