Faculty & Staff Awards

Faculty and staff in the College of Architecture, Art and Design are honored each year with awards recognizing excellence in teaching, service, dedication, and research. 

CAAD Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty are chosen for the award based on demonstrated excellence in teaching as evaluated by a statement of personal pedagogy or philosophy, student work, a self-critique of their own work and teaching evaluations.

CAAD Staff Award

The staff award honors a staff member in the college who exemplifies professionalism and dedication by performing above and beyond the job description, taking initiative on tasks, relating to others on the staff or faculty and demonstrating innovation or creativity in his/her job.

University Research Award

Research Awards are presented annually each spring by the Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. Faculty, staff and students from each of the university’s eight academic colleges, as well as MSU’s research administration, centers and institutes are honored for their exceptional contributions to the university’s research enterprise.


ORED Staff Research Support Award ORED Staff Research Support Award

2020-2021
ORED Faculty Research Award Joe Morzuch
2019-2020
ORED Faculty Research Award Alireza Shojaei Kol Kachi
ORED Staff Research Support Award Sheri Johnson
CAAD Tenured Teaching Excellence Award Dominic Lippillo
2018-2019
ORED Faculty Research Award Dominic Lippillo
ORED Staff Research Support Award Thomas Gregory
CAAD Tenure-Track Teaching Excellence Award Cassie Hester
CAAD Staff Award Christina Vanderberg
2017-2018
ORED Faculty Research Award Jamie Burwell Mixon
ORED Staff Research Support Award Scott Hudspeth
CAAD Tenured Teaching Excellence Award Jassen Callender
CAAD Tenure-Track Teaching Excellence Award Jacob Gines
CAAD Staff Award Laura Mitchell
2016-2017
ORED Faculty Research Award Jacob Gines
ORED Staff Research Support Award Lori Neuenfeldt
CAAD Tenured Teaching Excellence Award Soon Ee Ngoh
CAAD Tenure-Track Teaching Excellence Award Lyndsey Miller
CAAD Staff Award Darlene Gardner
2015-2016
ORED Faculty Research Award Emily McGlohn
ORED Staff Research Support Award Emily Roush-Elliot
CAAD Tenured Teaching Excellence Award Hans Herrmann
CAAD Tenure-Track Teaching Excellence Award Dominic Lippillo
CAAD Staff Award Pandora Prater
2014-2015
Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award Brent Funderburk
ORED Faculty Research Award Alexis Gregory
ORED Staff Research Support Award Leah Kemp
CAAD Teaching Excellence Award Critz Campbell
CAAD Staff Award Jane Lewis
2013-2014
CAAD Teaching Excellence Award Angi Elsea Bourgeois
CAAD Staff Award Janine Davis