faculty awards

Our faculty are elected to leadership roles of scholarly societies, and win awards for distinguished research, teaching excellence and community engagement. 

Recent highlights

Barry Bozeman, Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management in the School of Public Affairs and director of the Center for Organization Research and Design has been awarded ASU's highest faculty honor, Regents' Professor.

Jeff Chapman was presented the Aaron Wildavsky Lifetime Achievement Award at the ABFM conference. The award was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding work spanning a career in budgeting and financial management.

Craig Winston LeCroy, the Communitas Professor in the School of Social Work Tucson, was named Fellow by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Cassia Spohn has been named one of the top 25 criminal justice professors by Forensics Colleges. 

Honors and professional associations

Jose Ashford was named to The Ohio State University School of Social Work Hall of Fame. 

Kevin Wright, associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Chandra Crudup, lecturer in the School of Social Work, each received one of the inaugural Catalyst Awards from ASU’s Committee for Campus Inclusion for inspiring and igniting transformation and inclusion. 

Cassia Spohn, director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was named a Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Karen Mossberger, director of the School of Public Affairs was inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration.

Craig Winston LeCroy, faculty in the School of Social Work, Tucson, was named Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Flavio Marsiglia was named ASU Regents' Professor, ASU's highest faculty honor. Marsiglia is director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Center for International Translational Intervention Research.

Judy Krysik has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research. 

Flavio Marsiglia , director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Center for International Translational Intervention Research, is serving as an expert consultant on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and more for foreign academic institutions as a Fulbright Specialist.

Social work associate professor Robin Bonifas has been selected for the Future Leaders in Social Work education program. 

Mark Searleprofessor in the School of Community Resources and Development, was named ASU provost. 

Michael Reisig received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Scholar Award from Washington State University's Criminal Justice and Criminology Department.

Kathleen Andereck was elected a Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

Teri Kennedy was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America's Social Research, Policy and Practice Section.

Elizabeth Anthony and David Becerra joined the 2016 Society of Social Work and Research Fellows. 

NASPAA Public Service Matters Spotlight Award
David Swindell, associate professor and director of the Center for Urban Innovation for his work creating a collaborative services delivery tool for local governments

Stephen Kulis, Lela Rankin Williams and David R. Hodge were inducted into the 2015 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Kevin Desouza's article, Knowledge management at SMEs: five peculiarities, was recognized for its citation impact in a study published in the Journal of Knowledge Management.

Teri Kennedy in the School of Social Work was selected as a 2015-2016 Health and Aging Policy Fellow through The Atlantic Philanthropies and John A. Hartford Foundation. 

Barry Bozeman, Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management in the School of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Organization Research and Design, received the 2014 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Researcher Award.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Alliance) presented professor Robert F. Ashcraft, executive director of the Arizona State University (ASU) Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, with the prestigious H. Roe Bartle Momentum Award.

Nancy Rodriguez, a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as director of the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.

Fei Sun, associate professor in the School of Social Work, was named a Fellow of the Gerontology Society of America. 

Judy Krysik, associate professor and associate director in the School of Social Work, has been selected to be a member of the National Ethics Committee of the National Association of Social Workers. 

Robin Bonifas, associate professor in the School of Social Work, has been selected to serve on the Editorial Board Executive Committee for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 

Cassia Spohn, Foundation Professor and director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was appointed adjunct professor in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. 

Karen Mossberger, director and professor, School of Public Affairs, was appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham (UK).

Robin Bonifas, associate professor in the School of Social Work, received the Faculty Achievement Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work. 

Dave White, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development was elected to the council of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources, the largest interdisciplinary society for resource management professionals in the world. 

Teri Kennedy, bachelor of social work program coordinator, has been elected to a three-year term on the national nominating committee of the Council on Social Work Education.

Kevin Desouza, associate dean for research, has been elected to the Association for Information Systems Council. He will serve as vice president of communications, effective July 1, 2014.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of ASU's Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research was appointed to the Arizona Governor's Human Trafficking Council. 

The Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences awarded its 2014 New Scholar Award to Kate Fox, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Robert Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, and professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, was named chair of the National Recreation and Park Association board of directors.

Distinguished research

Faculty in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice were awarded several honors at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference: Hank Fradella, The Richard Tewskbury Award for significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of crime and sexuality; Charles Katz, The Fellows Award, for individuals generally associated with the Western region who have made important contributions to the field of criminology; Cassia Spohn, The Paul Tappan Award for outstanding contributions to the field of criminology

The MacNamara Award for the Outstanding Paper in Justice Quarterly was awarded to Kevin Wright, Nancy Rodriguez and Jillian Turanovic

American Society of Criminology award recipients: Nancy Rodriguez, Community Service Award from the Division on People of Color and Crime; and Gary Sweeten, Outstanding Contribution Award from the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Mary Feeney in the School of Public Affairs and Kelly LeRoux of the University of Illinois, Chicago, were recognized with the 2015 Best Scholarly Paper award by the editorial and advisory boards of Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016
Stuart Bretschneider and Ines Mergel for the paper "A Three-Stage Adoption Process for Social Media Use in Government," Public Administration Review 2013

2015 Best Dissertation, Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Division
Justin Stritch, assistant professor, An Examination of Personnel Instability in Public Organizations

Mark Hager, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, won the ASAE Outstanding Academic Publication on Membership Organizations award for his paper, 'Engagement Motivations in Professional Associations.'

Ethan Kapstein, Arizona Centennial Professor of international Affairs in the School of Public Affairs and senior director for research at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, was awarded the 2014 Don K. Price Award for his book, AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations.

Kevin Desouza, associate dean for research, was awarded the Herbert A. Simon Best Paper Award at the Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) 2014 Conference.

An article written by Gyan Nyaupane and Moren Tibabo Stone, both of the School of Community Resources and Development, is among a collection selected by the new editor of Community Development, John Green.

Callie Burt, an assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, received the 2014 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.

The American Political Science Association's Section on Public Administration has awarded Jonathan Koppell, dean of ASU's  College of Public Service & Community Solutions, the 2014 Herbert A. Simon Book Award for his book, World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, 2010). 

An article authored by Timothy Tyrrell, Cody Paris and Vernon Biaett has been selected as the 2014 Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award recipient by the Travel and Tourism Research Association. "A Quantified Triple Bottom Line for Tourism: Experimental Results" was published in the Journal of Travel Research last year.

Woojin Lee, assistant professor in the School of Community Resources and Development received the Outstanding Paper of 2013 award from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology.

An article authored by Karen Mossberger, director of the School of Public Affairs has made the list of 75 most influential articles published in Public Administration Review since 1940.

Community engagement and excellence

Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, assistant research professor in the School of Social Work and clinical research affiliate with SIRC, received the Jacque Steiner Public Leadership Award from the Children’s Action Alliance.

Richard Knopf was formally welcomed to City of Phoenix Age-Friendly Ad Hoc Committee at a council meeting.

Jonathan Koppell was invited to serve on the Sheriff's Executive Advisory Committee, SPEAR (Sheriff Penzone's Executive Action Committee)

Daniel Schugurensky was appointed to the City of Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission by the Tempe City Council for the 2017-2019 period. 

School of Public Affairs professor Elizabeth Corley joined the executive committee of BOSC, a federal advisory committee that provides recommendations of EPA's Office of Research and Development.

Teri Kennedy has been named to the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

Scott Decker, Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was selected to serve on the board of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Law Enforcement Forecasting Group.

Robin Bonifas, Fei Sun and Teri Kennedy have been appointed research associates at the University of Arizona Center on Aging.

Kristy Holtfreter was selected to participate in a Committee on Law and Justice, part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel taking place in Washington, DC in June of 2015.

Dean of the College of Public Service & Community Solutions, Jonathan Koppell, joined a panel of experts at the Council on Foreign Relations to share perspectives on how to promote a culture of national service.

Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center Director Flavio Marsiglia has been selected as a recipient for the Google Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Dave White, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, was appointed to the City of Phoenix Water Advisory Board.

Richard Knopf, professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, was awarded the 2014 Community Development Achievement Award from the Community Development Society.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, associate professor in the School of Social Work, and Commander Jim Gallager of the Phoenix Police Department received the Paladin Award from Free to Laugh, Laugh to Free. 

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, associate professor in the School of Social Work, was one of nine recipients of the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women 15th annual outstanding achievement and contribution awards. 

The National Association of Social Workers named Maricopa County social worker Adrienne Decker-Delgado its Social Worker of the Year for her website FindHelpPhx.org, a one-stop reference for people seeking free and low-cost health or social services.

Michael Shafer, professor in the School of Social Work, received the ASU Faculty Achievement Service award for his impact in the health solutions field.