2015-06-03

NASPA IV-W Outstanding Faculty Member

The recipient of the award will be the Region IV-West nominee for the Robert Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty member awarded by NASPA at the national level.  This award is presented to a tenured, full-time teaching faculty member in a student affairs graduate preparation program with a solid record of scholarly achievement.  


Award Information

Deadline: Jun. 15, 2018

Information required for each award submission:

  • Completion of On-Line Application Form
  • Nomination Letter
  • Nominee's Resume
  • Three (3) Letters of Support 

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Award Requirements

To be eligible to receive the award, each applicant must: 

  • Tenured and teaching full-time in student affairs graduate preparation program
  • Responsible for teaching graduate or professional school students who generally pursue careers in higher education administration and student affairs
  • Consistent and excellent mentorship of graduate students, several of whom have moved into responsible positions in higher education and student affairs
  • Solid record of scholarly achievement in appropriate journals and publications
  • Active individual NAPSA IV-West membership
  • Significant contributions to professional associations (Preferred)

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2017 | Dr. Susana M. Muñoz

    Assistant Professor - Colorado State University

  • 2016 | Edward Hammond

    Professor, Advanced Education Programs - Fort Hayes State University

  • 2014 | Deborah Worley

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2013 | John Murry

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2012 | James Banning

    - Colorado State University

  • 2011 | Margaret Healy

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2010 | Jody Donovan

    - Colorado State University

  • 2009 | O. Gilbert Brown

    - Missouri State University

  • 2008 | Danny Pugh

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2007 | Charlotte Cone

    - University of Central Arkansas

  • 2006 | Adrienne Leslie-Toogood

    - Kansas State University

  • 2005 | Marcia Dickman

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 2004 | Kenneth Stoner

    - University of Kansas

  • 2003 | Mark Denke

    - Colorado State University

  • 2002 | Lisa Wolf-Wendel

    - University of Kansas

  • 2001 | Michael Dannells

    - Kansas State University

  • 2000 | Richard Palm

    - University of Missouri–Kansas City

  • 1999 | Flo Guido-DeBrito

    - University of Northern Colorado

  • 1998 | Joe L. Davis

    - University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • 1997 | Rosa Cintron

    - University of Oklahoma

  • 1996 | Cheryl Lovell

    - University of Denver

  • 1995 | Peg Blake

    - University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • 1994 | David Sundberg

    - Central Missouri State University

  • 1993 | Marilyn Amey

    - University of Kansas

  • 1992 | Robert Brown

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 1991 | Ed Butler

    - Emporia State University

  • 1990 | Michael Dannells

    - Kansas State University

  • 1989 | Marcia Dickman

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 1988 | Susan Spooner

    - University of Northern Colorado

  • 1987 | Karen Kitchener

    - Specific institutional information not retained in historical documentation