Senate and Federation Will Honor ‘Distinguished,’ ‘Excellent’ Work


Awards season has arrived for the Academic Senate and Academic Federation, which are honoring their members for their teaching, research and public service.

Carlito Lebrilla mugshot

Carlito Lebrilla, a professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the Academic Senate’s highest honor, which has a new name this year: the Faculty Distinguished Research Award, formerly the Faculty Research Lecture award. The “lecture” may be gone from the title, but the recipients still have the honor of presenting the Faculty Research Lecture at the annual awards ceremony. See box for details.

Read more about Lebrilla and his work.

Other senate awards:

  • Distinguished Scholarly Public Service — Jeannie Darby, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Gregory Downs, Department of History; and Calvin O. Qualset, Department of Plant Sciences.
  • Distinguished Teaching, Undergraduate — John Eadie, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology; Gail L. Patricelli, Department of Evolution and Ecology; and Jared T. Shaw, Department of Chemistry.
  • Distinguished Teaching, Graduate and Professional — Annaliese K. Franz, Department of Chemistry; Mark Jerng, Department of English; and Patricia Pesavento, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Academic Federation this year added two award categories: Distinguished Service, recognizing a member who has made significant contributions to the world, nation, state and-or local community through distinguished public service; and Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.

Here are the federation award winners for 2018:

  • Distinguished Service — Richard Snyder, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
  • Excellence in Research — Tina Saitone, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching — Peter Green, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering; Richard Pomeroy, School of Education; and Willard Snyder, Graduate School of Management

More about the recipients follows, in write-ups from the award committees or by UC Davis public information representatives and content strategists, working from their own research and from nomination materials.

Academic Senate

Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Awards

Jeannie Darby mugshot
Gregory Downs mugshot
Calvin O. Qualset mugshot

Distinguished Teaching Awards: Undergraduate

John Eadie mugshot
Gail L. Patricelli mugshot
Jared T. Shaw mugshot

Distinguished Teaching Awards: Graduate and Professional

Annaliese K. Franz mugshot
Mark Jerng mugshot
Patricia Pesavento mugshot

Academic Federation

Distinguished Service Award

Richard Snyder mugshot

Excellence in Research

Tina L. Saitone mugshot

Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching

Peter Green mugshot
Richard "Rick" Pomeroy mugshot
Will Snyder mugshot

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