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CBSS Awards

2020-2021 CBSS Call for Awards’ Nominations

2019-2020 Award Recipients

Faculty Award of Excellence: Dr. Nikki Digregorio


  • Received awards in all three areas of teaching, research and service.
  • Recently received the University Faculty Inclusive Excellence Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Received the Teaching Award in The School of Human Ecology in 2015.
  • Received a Scholarship award in The School of Human Ecology in 2016.
  • Secured over $8,000 in grant funding.
  • Since arriving at GSU, has had 16 Peer review publications all as first author or solo author, 3 invited book reviews and 3 papers under current review.

 “The body of their professional work in its entirety is both a celebration of and a call to action to better promote inclusivity. It is a testament to the faculty excellence they exude. They have left all spaces better, stronger, and more equip to benefit from the gifts and talents of all people.”

Addie Martindale

Award of Distinction in Research: Dr. Addie Martindale


  • Established themselves as an expert in the field of apparel merchandising.
  • Leading the way to making research in the clothing and textile arena inclusive.
  • Published high quality research and premier journals
  • Aims to create a more inclusive and less environmentally impactful industry while preparing students for successful careers

“This individuals ability to perform research and creative work at this level is commendable. She is performing at an R1 status.”

Barbara King

Award of Distinction in Service: Barbara King


  • Lead on exemplary assessments
  • Actively involved in Faculty Senate
  • Lots of college service
  • Member of the Statesboro commission on Diversity and Inclusion (One Boro)
  • Involved with the Bulloch County Family Violence Task Force

“No better candidate than this individual. This award could be named after them.”

Award of Distinction in Teaching: Dr. Andrew Bulla


  • Board Certificated Behavioral Analyst
  • Reorganized and helped integrate the ABA curriculum post Consolidation
  • Evidence based behavior analytics teaching strategy
  • Students are receptive to the ABA teaching and are scoring higher on tests than the National Average by 12%

“Every single class for the entire 1 hour and 15 minutes, students are engaged happily. Always learning through hands on activity.”

Staff Award of Excellence: Brittany Horn-McLamb


  • Served as the only staff member for the Dean’s Office for 1 and a half and completed the work of 4 individuals as one, while balancing home and family life extremely well.
  • Provided efficient and quality services for the Dean’s Office
  • Completed a Masters Degree in International Affairs and is currently working on a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.

“Brittany is the embodiment of our strategic pillar of operational efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.”

Career Award: Dr. Jerri Kropp


  • Joined GSU faculty in 1993 and began the Child Life Program.
  • Director of the NAEYC accredited Child Development Center from 1993-2006.
  • PI for federally funded grant for the Child Development Center for over $300,000.
  • Appointed to serve on numerous Georgia state committees, most recently by Governor Deal for early care and learning.
  • Holds the record in The School of Human Ecology for most peer reviewed publications from undergraduate co-authors.
  • Dedicated to lifelong learning and became a certified Child Life Specialist in 2014

“If you would ask any graduate from their program about this staff member, they would tell you how much they have learned from them while at GSU. They have had an indescribable impact on their undergraduate degree.”

Previous Award Recipients


Award of Distinction: Research

Dr. Baker Rogers


  • $5000 Scholarly Pursuit Award
  • Book Contract: “Conditionally Accepted: Christians’ Perspectives on Homosexuality & Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights.
  • “Drag as a Resource,” Gender & Society.

Dr. Rogers’ scholarship makes crucial contributions to the literature on sexuality and LGBTQ civil rights; gender performance and inequality; and feminist/engaged pedagogy and public sociology.

Award of Distinction: Service

Dr. April Schueths


  • Sociological Society faculty rep.
  • CBSS Committees
  • IRB
  • Workload Committee
  • Mayor’s Transition Committee
  • CASA

I am particularly impressed by (her) service to Statesboro…and how she works to make this a better place for our students, and all of us, to live.”

Award of Distinction: Teaching

Dr. Nathan Palmer


  • McNair mentor
  • ASA Teaching & Learning pre-conference keynote address
  • MERLOT Exemplary Learning Resource Award

Serves as an ambassador for our discipline…”

Staff Award of Excellence

Kirsten “Ali” Davis


  • Stability as Administrative Assistant at GSCDC
  • Serves as a substitute as necessary
  • Public face of GSCDC

She is ‘the glue’…performed many tasks above and beyond when leadership changed.”

Career Award

William Smith

Dr. William Smith


  • Ph.D. from Notre Dame
  • Joined GS in 1994
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Faculty Mentor

“… valued mentor of faculty and students alike…”

Last updated: 3/30/2021