2023 Awardees

This year’s winners excel in their respective academic fields—from student success and chemistry to architecture and public health.

Steve Alas 

Steve Alas, Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Service

California State University Polytechnic, Pomona
Professor, Biological Sciences
Director, Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES)


David Blekhman 

David Blekhman, Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship

California State University, Los Angeles
Professor, Technology
Technical Director for Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility


William Hoese 

William J. Hoese, Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Innovator for Student Success

California State University, Fullerton
Professor, Biological Science​


Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall 

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Teaching

California State University, San Marcos
Professor and Graduate Coordinator, History Department


Joy Stewart-James 

Joy Stewart-James, Ed.D.

Outstanding Staff Performance

California State University, Sacramento
Associate Vice President, Student Health & Counseling Services