President's Special Recognition Award
The President's Recognition Award honors faculty who set an example for students and colleagues as teaching scholars and whose recent work has advanced the mission of Santa Clara in significant ways.
2008 Award Winners
Mario Belotti, Professor of Economics
Patricia Simone, Associate Professor of Psychology
Stephanie Wildman, Professor of Law
2007 Award Winners
2007 President's Special Award Winners (Left to Right) Aleksandar Zecevic, Leilani Miller, Paul Crowley S.J., Chad Raphael, Michael Kevane, and Michael Zampelli with SCU President Father Paul Locatelli, S.J.
Michael Kevane, Assocate Professor of Economics. Michael chaired the committee until leaving for Burkina Faso on a planned research trip last January. He teaches courses on African Economic Development, the Economics of Emerging Markets, International Economics, and has taught the Environmental Studies Capstone course. He conducts research on economic institutions and growth in poor countries, focusing on Africa. His research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading, and the impacts on societies of a reading public. He has also served as President of the Sudan Studies Association, and President of Friends of African Village Libraries, a non-profit he co-founded in 2001. Michael also works on gender issues and recently published a book, Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works. He has also published articles based on field research in southwestern Burkina Faso investigating how social norms determine home and market production, and the allocation of time more generally, for women in rural areas.
Chad Raphael, Associate Professor of Communication. Chad assumed the chairmanship of the Core Revision Committee when Michael left on his planned research trip. Chad teaches courses on new media technologies, mass communication, media law and ethics, the news media and politics, and environmental communication. His research interests include investigative reporting, public deliberation, and the use of new media for civic engagement. His book: Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators and the Struggle Over Television Documentary won three “best book” awards in the fields of media history, media policy and ethics, and research on journalism and mass communication. He has chaired the boards of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, an environmental funder, and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, and has served as a communication consultant to nonprofit organizations.
Juliana Chang, Associate Professor of English. Juliana came to Santa Clara University in 2001 after previously teaching at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and at Boston College. She teaches courses on Asian American Women, Asian American Literature, American Literature, and Poetry. Her journal articles, and her current book project, focus on Asian American literature, psychoanalysis, and critical race studies. She served as Director of Ethnic Studies from 2005-2007.
Paul Crowley, S.J., Professor of Religious Studies. A full member of the Religious Studies Faculty since 1989, Father Crowley was founding Director of the interdisciplinary Catholic Studies minor. He is currently the chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Specializing in topics of systematic theology, his research interests include the theology of Karl Rahner, hermeneutics and ecclesiology, theologies of suffering and sexuality, religious pluralism, and the nature and methods of theology. He has also written on Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality.
Leilani Miller, Associate Professor of Biology. A member of the faculty since 1994, Professor Miller teaches courses in Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics, and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology & Genetics. The latter course was an innovative interdisciplinary course team taught with Margaret McLean from the Department of religious Studies and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. The long-term objective of her research is to contribute to our understanding of how different cell fates are specified during development.
Michael Zampelli, S.J., Associate Professor in the Theater and Dance Department. A member of the Santa Clara faculty since 1998, Father Zampelli teaches courses in the history/literature area of the department, offering courses in Performance and Culture, Gender and Performance, and various topics in Theatre History. His research has focused on the evolution of the professional actress and on the 17th century commedia dell’arte in relationship to religious anti-theatrical prejudices. In conjunction with his teaching and research, Michael also directs. This year at Santa Clara he will be directing a touring production of the 18th century opera from the Jesuit Missions of Paraguay, San Ignacio de Loyola by Domenico Zipoli and Martin Schmid.
Aleksandar I. Zecevic, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Professor Zecevic has been teaching at Santa Clara University since 1994. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of electric circuits and control, and has also developed an interdisciplinary course on science and religion entitled: “Chaos Theory, Metamathematics and the Limits of Knowledge: A Scientific Perspective on Religion.” His technical research has focused on robust control and computation of large scale systems. Dr. Zecevic has published more than 30 journal papers in these fields, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
2006 Award Winners
Denise began her career at Santa Clara teaching in 1994 and has significant record of scholarship; she has continued her scholarship even with a heavy administrative load, so she is a teaching scholar who became an administrating scholar. She held the Bernard J. Hanley Professorship from 1994 to 1997 and has held the Santa Clara Jesuit Community Professorship. She served as department chair for Religious Studies for six years. In 1995 she was honored with the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology by the Catholic Theological Society of America. An accomplished scholar and theologian, she has published more than 60 books, among them Christianity: An Introduction which she co-authored with her husband, John Carmody. Her scholarship ranges across many areas from world religions to Christian theology, from spirituality to mysticism, and from comparative religion to systematic theology. Her long and sustained scholarship, even while an administrator, is represented by works such as Undergraduates and Theology: Why Bother? and her recently revised Ways to the Center: An Introduction to World Religions. Denise Carmody has served as Provost since 2000. Among her many accomplishments, the new Sabbatical Policy, both innovative and generous, is perhaps most noteworthy for faculty. She has also wholeheartedly supported the Residential Learning Communities. These are only two examples of her many contributions to Santa Clara during her six years as Provost.
School of Law
Mary has served the University remarkably well for 43 years. She has personified the qualities of conscience, competence and compassion, long before they became part of Santa Clara’s Vision Statement. Her unflagging dedication to advancing the interests of the University is unmatched, both in terms of tenure and tenacity. She was one of the first two women to graduate from the law school; she and her classmate were readily noticeable on campus, as this was long before women were admitted to the undergraduate program. To describe her as a pioneer is not an understatement. She was also one of the first women on the law faculty, which she joined shortly after graduating in 1963. She has received special recognition from the Student Bar Association as well as having been named the Owens Lawyer of the Year here at Santa Clara University. She has also been recognized outside the university, receiving the Community Service Award from Women in Law. In her field, she has served on numerous boards: the Santa Clara County Board of Parole Commissioners; the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society; the provincial development board for the Sisters of Notre Dame; the board of directors of a youth shelter; and the board of directors of United Way. Currently this Professor of Law is not just the Director of the Law Library but also an Associate Dean. Yet the titles don’t convey the many and varied roles she has played as head of law school admissions, scholarship policy and awards, and most importantly as a key advisor to five law school deans and many law faculty members. The law school and the university have benefited greatly from her care, love and attention. For her accomplishments both within and outside the University, Mary Emery receives this award.
Tammy arrived on campus in 1999. Most recently she has received the Dean’s Extraordinary Performance Award for Teaching, Research & Service in the Leavey School of Business – as she has for the past four years! — but even early in her career earned such honors as being named the Dean Witter Foundation Fellow. Her teaching is exemplary. She has consistently been one of the highest ranked teachers, including her teaching the capstone course required of all MBA students. Just this summer she has taken a group of MBA Students to China -- to Beijing and Shanghai -- on a study tour for investigating cross-cultural issues in organizational design and strategy. The Western Academy of Management named her an "ascendant scholar" in recognition of the quality and trajectory of her scholarship. An STS Scholar and recipient of grants from the Center for Multicultural Learning, she's been on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Management and Organization Science,and has edited a special issue for the Strategic Management Journal. She has annually received the Business Policy and Strategy Division's award as an Outstanding Reviewer. This recipient herself has been published in journals such as these--titles such as “Knowledge Retention and Personnel Mobility: The Non-Disruptive Effects of Inflows of Experience.” Her service to her department has also been exceptional. She has chaired her department’s search committee for new faculty, serves on the MBA leadership team, has chaired the doctoral consortium for the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and has regularly contributed to their program. She will take over leadership for her department in 2007. Tammy Madsen has indeed been a major force in the management department and her school; for that she receives this award.
Samiha came to Santa Clara University in 1989, the recipient of the first Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship. In 1998 she received the Researcher of the Year award in the School of Engineering. Subsequently, in 2002 she was awarded the William and Janice Terry Chair in engineering. Sami has chaired the department of Electrical Engineering since Fall 2003 and has taken a leading and exemplary role in improving the graduate curriculum. She culled out low-enrollment courses, established dependent course sequences and their timing, and organized the department and its faculty around three core areas of electrical engineering on which to base both curriculum and faculty research. In addition to considerable service contributions, Sami maintains a vibrant research portfolio. Her research focuses on testing integrated circuits and designing them for testability. In the last five years, she has published more than a dozen journal papers, nearly twenty conference papers, chapters for two handbooks, and a book on testing integrated circuits. Further, Sami has pioneered a design approach called Design for Test, by which designers incorporate testability features into their chip designs in order to help increase yield and prevent the shipping of defective chips. Sami and her graduate students have filed invention disclosures for their innovations, and her students have grown professionally from their learning under her. Sami models what it is to be a teacher-scholar. For her contributions to teaching, scholarship, and service, she receives this award.