Faculty & Staff Awards

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

Faculty & Staff Awards

David E. Wedge Awards for Excellence

Each year the Dean's Office presents the David Wedge Awards for Excellence. The Maseeh College aspires to excellence in engineering education and research and values a cohesive, diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for all faculty, staff, and students. These awards recognize excellence in achieving our vision.

David Wedge was an alumnus of Portland State University, obtaining a bachelor’s in Applied Science in 1969. An apartment manager and a lawyer by training, having earned a law degree from Lewis and Clark, David Wedge had a passion for engineering and this is reflected in the David E. Wedge trust gift to the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

Excellence in Teaching

The Teaching Award is given annually to Maseeh College faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in engineering education, a strong interest in the development of students, and effective and innovative practices in the classroom.

Excellence in Service to Students

The Service to Students Award is given annually to a Maseeh College staff member who has demonstrated excellence in the area of service to students.

Excellence in Service to MCECS 

The Service to MCECS Award is given annually to a Maseeh College staff member who has demonstrated excellence in advancing the mission of Maseeh College by improving internal or external processes or by significant exemplar efforts that raise the profile of Maseeh College.

Excellence in Diversity

The Diversity Awards are given annually to one faculty member and one staff member that have demonstrated excellence in enhancing the culture of diversity in Maseeh College. Diversity is defined to include race, ethnicity, sexual & gender orientation, ability, age, and class.

Excellence Through An Extraordinary Action

The Excellence through an Extraordinary Action award is given annually to a Maseeh College staff member who has demonstrated excellence through a single act that went above and beyond their job description to support our community.


2019 Award Recipients

Excellence in Teaching

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Winner - Evan Kristof
Honorable Mention - Arash Khosravifar

Computer Science

Winner - Mark Morrissey
Honorable Mention - David Lu

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Winner - Donald Duncan
Honorable Mention - Bob Bass

Engineering and Technology Management

Winner - Mark Ahn
Honorable Mention - Jeffrey Busch

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Winner - Faryar Etesami
Honorable Mention - Rebecca Routson

Excellence in Service to Students

Crystal Snelson

Excellence in Service to MCECS

Don Mueller

Excellence in Diversity

Ellie Harmon (faculty)
Joyce Pieretti (staff)

Excellence through an Extraordinary Action

Sam Parsons