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OSU-Tulsa faculty honored at University Awards Convocation

Dr. Tonya Hammer, associate professor in counseling and counseling psychology, center, was presented the 2018 Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award by OSU President Burns Hargis and Dr. Mindy McCann, OSU Faculty Council chair and professor of statistics.

Four Oklahoma State University-Tulsa faculty were recognized for their outstanding contributions to research and instruction during the annual University Awards Convocation ceremony on Dec. 4 in Stillwater.

Ronald Cox Jr., associate professor of human development and family science and family science state specialist, was honored with the Land Grant Award for Excellence.

Tonya Hammer, associate professor in counseling and counseling psychology, received the Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award. This award is designated for faculty members who were awarded tenure within the past three years and have demonstrated a strong potential for continued contributions to the university and to their profession in the area of instruction, research and creative activity as well as extension or outreach. Hammer recently established the Body Image and Disordered Eating (BIDE) Laboratory at OSU-Tulsa to focus on producing evidence-based research related to eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction.

Amanda Sheffield Morris, George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Child Development and professor of human development and family science, was honored with the 2018 Regents Distinguished Research Award.

Tara Urich, professor of professional practice in the Department of Management, is the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty. The award is presented to a non-tenure track faculty member with three or more years of service and whose primary assignment is instruction.

OSU-Tulsa Provost Pamela Fry presents Tara Urich the OSU Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty
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