Recognition of Faculty & Staff

Each fall the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics recognizes the outstanding scholarship, teaching and service of its faculty and staff. Recipients of the 2017 awards are listed below.

Name Department Award Presentation
Dr. Josh Dehlinger Computer & Information Sciences Outstanding Faculty Member Read award presentation
Mr. Rodney Dixon Chemistry Staff Performance Read award presentation
Mr. Mark Edmonston Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences Staff Performance Read award presentation
Mr. Paul Samuel Houston Computer & Information Sciences Staff Performance Read award presentation
Dr. John LaPolla Biological Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Read award presentation
Dr. Erik Scully Biological Sciences University & Professional Service Read award presentation
Dr. Michelle Snyder Biological Sciences Mentoring Read award presentation
Dr. Ming Tomayko Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Read award presentation
Dr. Faith Weeks Biological Sciences Business & Community Outreach Read award presentation
Ms. Iliana Zimand Computer & Information Sciences Outstanding Lecturer Read award presentation
shiva azadegan

 In Memoriam

We mourn the death of Dr. Shiva Azadegan of the faculty in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences who passed away in February 2018.  She began her career in the then-Department of Computer Science at Towson University in 1992 and made enormous contributions to that department over the years.  Students and colleagues alike remember her commitment, patience, mentorship, and completely genuine selflessness.  She collaborated with a number of colleagues on research and program development. She served as PI or co-PI on millions of dollars-worth of federal grants. Among her many impacts, Shiva served for a time as Acting Department Chair and was instrumental in establishing the Cybersecurity programs at TU, which were the first in the state and among the first in the nation. She was beloved and respected, and for that she was awarded the 2005 FCSM Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2016 University and Professional Service Award. Shiva is missed.

2018 Faculty and Staff Retirees

The college honored faculty retirees: Dr. Coy L. May (Department of Mathematics) and Dr. Boon Loo (Department of Chemistry); and staff retirees: Mr. Richard Brown  (Department of Mathematics and Ms. Richard Webster (Department of Computer & Information Sciences).  

vonnie shields and coy may
Dr. Coy L. May and Acting Dean Vonnie Shields