Faculty Accomplishments

Austen D. Warburton Award of Merit

Elizabeth WeissElizabeth Weiss


Endowed by Austen D. Warburton, this award recognizes a faculty member within the College who has achieved the highest level of scholarship, as demonstrated by an outstanding record of publications and the delivery of scholarly papers before prestigious professional organizations. The person’s achievements should be worthy of international or national recognition, with significant impact upon a field of scholarship in the Social Sciences.

CoSS Meritorious Service Award

For this award, the Department Chairs of the College select faculty members who, through distinguished service on Department, College and University elected bodies, have provided leadership in advancing the interests of faculty.

Magdalena BarreraMagdalena BarreraLibra Hilde

Mexican American Studies

Libra Hilde


CoSS Teaching Excellence Award

The College of Social Sciences award for teaching excellence honors one tenured/tenure track faculty member and one lecturer who have demonstrated outstanding teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. These individuals have been nominated by CoSS faculty in consultation with the department chair. A committee of past award recipients select the individuals for the award.

Ninos MalekNinos Malek
Valerie Carr


Valerie Carr 

Assistant    Professor, Psychology