Faculty Awards

Awarded in 2023

2023 Faculty Research Award Recipients

Distributed annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research and InnovationFaculty Research Awards support scholarship, creative projects and quantitative or qualitative research from all disciplinary backgrounds.

head shot of Lauren Cycyk. PhD

Lauren Cycyk, associate professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, “Maternal Input to Spanish-Exposed Toddlers With and Without Early Language Delay”

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Jean Kjellstrand, assistant professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, “Parental Incarceration: Disseminating Information about Current Research and Potential Solutions to Support Incarcerated Parents and their Children”

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2023 Graduate Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies

Nicole Giuliani, Evergreen Associate Professor Center for Translational Neuroscience, Prevention Science, School Psychology, selected as the 2023 Graduate Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies by the University of Oregon Graduate Division.

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2023 Society of Prevention Research (SPR) Fellow

Philip H. Knight Chair Beth Stormshak was selected as a 2023 Society of Prevention Research (SPR) Fellow. The SPR Fellowship is an honor that the Society for Prevention Research bestows upon a small and select group of members who have a particularly distinguished record of contributions in the field of prevention research. 

2023 College of Education Annual Faculty and Staff Awards

Student Staff Excellence, Undergraduate
Aislinn Williams              

Student Staff Excellence, Graduate, Non-Teaching
Lue Williams

Staff Excellence, Classified or OA
Kristen King and Stephanie Tabibian                                                       

Excellence in Supervision, NTTF 
Anne Marie Mauricio

Excellence in Teaching, Graduate Employee
Ryan Nowak

Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished
Karrie Walters

Equity and Inclusion Award
Jess Beltran

Dean’s Distinguished Service Award
Amanda Boehringer

Awarded in 2022

Leilani Sabzalian - Assistant Professor

Leilani Sabzalian, Assistant Professor

Named one of 35 Influential American Indian Scholars by Academic Influence, a website that provides rankings by academics and data scientists.

Ilana Umansky - Associate Professor

Ilana Umansky, Associate Professor

2022 Faculty Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI).

Sapsik’ʷałá Tribal Advisory Council

Sapsik’ʷałá Tribal Advisory Council

2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Community Partner Award from the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann - Assistant Dean for Administration

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice "Drum Major" Award from the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion.

CDS Director Samantha Shune

Samantha Shune, Associate Professor

Innovative Research on Aging Silver Award from the Mather Institute for her recent article.


2022 College of Education Annual Faculty and Staff Awards

Equity and Inclusion Award
Michelle Jacob, Professor              

Excellence in Research/Outreach, Early Career 
Rhonda Nese, Assistant Professor 

Excellence in Research/Outreach, Mid-Career
Danielle Triplett, Research Assistant                                                       

Excellence in Supervision, NTTF 
Jessica Fanning, Clinical Associate Professor 
CDS supervision team

Excellence in Teaching, Early Career
Jenny Ruef, Assistant Professor 

Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished
Julie Alonzo, Research Associate Professor

Staff Excellence, Classified or OA
Tiffany Yep, Business Manager 
Carmen Cybula, Academic Program Coordinator                                   

Student Staff Excellence, Undergraduate
Cece Locati                         

Student Staff Excellence, Undergraduate, Non-Teaching
Taylor Lesner 

Dean's Distinguished Service Award
Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Assistant Dean for Administration
Brady Nittman, Director of Financial Operations 

Outstanding Research Awards 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Research Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate achievements in research and scholarship and highlight notable research activities taking place at the University of Oregon.

Leslie Leve, Professor Career Award Recipient, Leslie Leve, Professor, Associate Director Prevention Science Institute

Leslie Leve has had an illustrious career and it’s far from over. A highly productive researcher and administrative leader, she has played a major role in shaping the field of prevention science and is among the top sponsored researchers on campus with more than $30 million in current funding.  “She is an extraordinary scientist and accomplished faculty member who is an inspiration to those around her.” —Laura Lee McIntyre, Professor and Department Head, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences / Director, Prevention Science Institute  

Ilana Umansky, Assistant Professor Impact Award Recipient, Ilana Umansky, Associate Professor Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership

Ilana Umansky’s leadership and contributions to educational policy research for immigrant and multilingual students have had tremendous societal impact, particularly for an assistant professor in the early stages of her career. Her research has served to increase educational opportunities and appropriate access to curricular content and instruction among students classified as English language learners and has been instrumental in policy development and in changing California law. “Few faculty in education achieve Dr. Umansky’s scope of societal impact over the course of their entire career. She achieved this milestone as an assistant professor, which documents the field-leading rigor of her research and her ability to work productively with policymakers.” —Randy Kamphaus, PhD, Professor and Dean

David Degarmo, Research Associate Professor Outstanding Accomplishment NTTF Award Recipient, David DeGarmo, Research Associate Professor Prevention Science Institute

David DeGarmo is one of the leading researchers on the role of fathers on child development. His expertise as a methodologist has contributed to several significant research endeavors at the UO, and his dedication and commitment to mentoring are also exemplary. “Dr. DeGarmo exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding member of the research community at the University of Oregon. Throughout his work as a researcher, mentor, teacher and leader, he applies himself with integrity, passion, and innovation.” —Leslie Leve, Professor, Associate Director of the Prevention Science Institute