Among the top university awards for accomplishments at WSU are the Sahlin Awards given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding professional accomplishment in four areas of excellence: Leadership, Outreach and Engagement, Instruction, and Research.
Two sociology faculty were recipients of this year’s four Sahlin awards. Amy Wharton, a sociology faculty member since 1987 and now also serving as the Director of the College of Arts and Sciences on the Vancouver Campus received this year’s award for Leadership.
Clay Mosher, a sociology faculty member since 1995 with several years of that service on the Vancouver campus, received this year’s award for outreach and engagement.
To learn more about their accomplishments, read the recent story from WSU News.
Other active faculty members who have received other Sahlin Awards include, Lisa McIntyre, who received the 2005 award for Instruction, and Don Dillman who received the 1995 Sahlin Award for Research. Sociology is the only department having active faculty who have received all four of the Sahlin excellence awards. This accomplishment gives evidence of the diverse emphases of professional work for which excellence is valued by the department as well as the University.