Sharon Bird, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Margaret S. Mook, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, have each received 2015 Institutional Service awards.
They will be recognized at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Institutional Service Recognizes a member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty or staff for a history of exemplary institutional service that has benefited the department, college and/or the university:
• Sharon Bird, Professor, Department of Sociology. Bird well represents the values and high ideals ISU has set for faculty in the conduct of institutional service. She has been a key catalyst in the collaborative synthesis of university data on diversity, inclusiveness and the work environment; the design of a model for change, the collaborative writing of an NSF ADVANCE grant received in 2006, and its implementation. In addition to this high profile effort, she has a strong record of service to her department, interdisciplinary programs that promote collaborative research and education, the College of LAS, Iowa State University, and her profession nationally. • Margaret S. Mook, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures. In her 20 years on the ISU faculty, Mook has provided indispensible service and leadership to the Program in Classical Studies, the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the university as a whole, and her professional field. She takes exemplary responsibility for the continuous processes of institutional development and improvement that can only derive from engaged and energetic faculty service. Her careful, thorough, collegial, and thoughtful work is the kind that ensures that the university’s programs and procedures effectively embody its highest ideals.
See all 2015 faculty and staff awards.