Faculty, Staff Honored by HSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

Humboldt State University’s Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (ERFSA) announced faculty and staff winners of the 2021 HSU-ERFSA Awards.

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These awards are for junior faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding promise and intended to help expand tenured-track faculty, instructors, and probationary staff’s professional qualifications related to teaching effectiveness, scholarly or creative activity, or service to the University or the community.

Stefani Brandt, instructor of Botany
Acquiring “Plant Tax Kits” to help Summer 2021 Botany 350 students learn plant taxonomy, nomenclature, and identification characteristics

Allison Bronson, instructor of Zoology
Studying the cranial anatomy of sharks and rays

Karen Davy, instructor of Music
Acquiring, commissioning, and premiering a new musical work by Mario Godoy, a Mexican-American composer

Benjamin Funke, staff member of the Sculpture Lab
Analyzing safety protocols, tool storage, and organizational methods of sculpture labs at other California State University campuses

Berit Potter, professor of Art
Examining the tenure of museum director, curator, Grace McCann Morley at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Elizabeth Rivera, instructor of Dance
Launching Danza Azteca and exploring the spiritual and ceremonial significance of the Aztec calendar in our lives

Christopher Slay, instructor of Zoology
Studying arboreal salamanders, a unique family of terrestrial tetrapods that do not have lungs

Gordon Lewis Ulmer, professor of Anthropology
Investigating the ecological, cultural, political, and economic issues involving wildlife interactions.

Oscar Vargas-Hernandez, professor of Botany
Studying asexual reproduction of endangered California pitcher plants