Faculty Awards


March 30, 2021

Professor Mary Juno receives the 2021 Outstanding Lecturer Faculty Award

Read about Professor Mary Juno and her award in the SJSU Newsroom blog



February 21, 2020

Professor Dr. Jodie Warren was selected as one of 20 for the SJSU 2020 Public Voices Fellowship

The OpEd Project's goal is "to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world." SJSU's 2020 Public Voices Fellowship marks their first entry into this national initiative aimed at dramatically increasing the public impact of women and underrepresented thought leaders. In particular, the fellowship is geared towards those who have not yet learned how to translate their scholarship to public action, ensuring that their ideas help to shape the important conversations of our age.

Read about the SJSU Public Voices Fellowship


January 28, 2020

Professor Dr. Wilson Yuan Received An Early Career Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Yue “Wilson” Yuan, Ph.D. from the Department of Justice Studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences, along with Assistant Professor Kim Blisniuk, Ph.D. from the Department of Geology in the College of Science,  have been chosen to receive the SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Awards  for calendar year 2019. The award recognizes tenure-track SJSU faculty members who have excelled in areas of research, scholarship and creative activity at an early or beginning point in their careers.

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(2019 - 2020)

Professor Dr. Wilson Yuan received the 2019 - 2020 Early Faculty Service Award (under 10 years at SJSU) from the College of Health and Human Sciences.


Professor Dr. Steven Lee received the 2019 - 2020 Lifetime Faculty Service Award for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty (over 10 years at SJSU) from the College of Health and Human Sciences.


Carol Santos received the 2019 - 2020 Administrative and Professional Service Award from the College of Health and Human Sciences.



August 30, 2018

Professor Peggy Stevenson receives the prestigious Innovation and Leadership Award from CSU Chancellor's Office

Professor Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson has received a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award from the CSU Chancellor's Office for her work as Director for the Record Clearance Project (RCP).

Stevenson created RCP in 2008; since 2011, it has been formalized into three courses in the Department of Justice Studies. Under Stevenson's supervision, undergraduates gain hands-on experience in the legal system while changing lives of those in their community.

RCP has educated more than 11,000 community members on expungement law and employment rights of people with convictions, filed over 1,400 expungement petitions to court, and provided over 1,400 individual interviews to advise people of their next steps in clearing their records. RCP volunteers have delivered over 75,000 uncompensated hours of service.

Selected from 366 nominations, Stevenson was one of 26 recipients in the CSU system. Stevenson is redirecting her $5,000 award to help fund RCP.



(2016 - 2017)

Professor Dr. Edith Kinney receives CEED Faculty Service Award (2016 - 2017) from the College of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Kinney has worked on numerous initiatives related to social justice, equity and diversity on our campus. She developed a partnership with a resource center on campus, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, that promotes diversity, awareness, social change, and cultural empowerment.

Dr. Kinney continues to play a key role in the planning and implementation of the annual  Human Rights Lecture Series. In Spring 2015, Dr. Kinney assisted in a very successful and  widely recognized event to date, where many founding members of the Black Lives Matter movement and a keynote lecture by Angela Davis presented to a standing room only crowd.

Dr. Kinney is almost constantly involved in human rights related programming on campus, including her upcoming event in partnership with the Campus Reads and Records Clearance Programs – a panel discussion on prisoner re-entry.