Provost Awards

Provost's Award for Excellence Seal


The Provost Awards were established in 1993 because outstanding teaching, research and service are central to the mission of Fresno State and because the dedication of our professorial faculty deserves special recognition.  Recipients of the Provost Awards provide our students with a stimulating environment that fosters learning and affirms the university as the intellectual and cultural leader of the San Joaquin Valley. The purpose of the Provost Awards is to honor those faculty members who set new standards of excellence and represent the heart of this great university.

Provost Awards Recipients 2020-2021

Excellence in Teaching

Kenneth Froelich - Professor, Music

Faculty Service

Kathleen Dyer - Professor, Child and Family Science

Thomas Holyoke - Professor, Political Science

Research, Scholarship and Creative Accomplishment 

Jennifer Randles - Associate Professor, Sociology


Frederick Peinado Nelson - Associate Professor, Liberal Studies

Promising New Faculty

J. Ashley Foster - Assistant Professor, English

Patricia López - Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Leece Lee-Oliver - Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Jiaochen (Jason) Liang - Assistant Professor, Agricultural Business

Jennifer Miele, Assistant Professor - Finance and Business Law

Outstanding Lecturer

Tanya Nichols, Department of English


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