Student and faculty accomplishments

Student Presenting at Symposium 

SBS College Awards for Academic Year 2016-2017

The Office of the Dean is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 College of SBS awards. Congratulations to all of them for their outstanding contributions to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and to the NAU community.

Teacher of the Year
Nora Timmerman
Lecturer, MA in Sustainable Communities 

Early Career Teaching Award
Brooke deHeer
Senior Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Exceptional Service Award – Faculty
John Gialanella
Lecturer, School of Communication

Exceptional Service Award - Staff
Michele Lytle
Program Coordinator, Senior, Civic Service Institute

Outstanding Distinguished Service Award
Debbie Bell
Administrative Associate, Sociology and Social Work

Outstanding Distinguished Service Award
Ramona Doerry
Coordinator, SBS Dean's Office

Part-time Educator Award
Kayla McMinimy
Part-time Lecturer, School of Communication

20 + Year Teaching Award
Mary Damskey
Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Work

Teaching Innovation Award
Luis Fernandez
Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Career Milestone Award
Alexander Alvarez
Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

View past award recipients 


Our faculty’s publications, presentations, and awards.


Read about the excellent work students are doing—and the accolades they’re getting.

Hall of Fame

View our SBS Hall of Fame.