The winners were recognized at the 2012 All-University Convocation.
Each year, the San Diego State University Alumni Association honors one outstanding faculty member from each of the university’s colleges. The 2012 Awards for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the university, affectionately known as the Montys, were presented at the All-University Convocation in August. College of Arts and Letters • Stuart Aitken, Ph.D.
Stuart Aitken is an internationally recognized critical human geographer and chair of the geography department at SDSU. His vision and drive resulted in the creation of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space. He was invited to present the keynote address at the 3rd International Children’s Geographies Conference in Singapore this year.
College of Business Administration • Donald Sciglimpaglia, Ph.D.
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During three decades of teaching at SDSU, Donald Sciglimpaglia has played a major role in developing the MBA Consulting Program, the Small Business Consulting Center and the SIFE chapter on campus. His career is distinguished by nationally recognized research and outstanding work as a teacher/scholar model in the marketing department. College of Education • Cynthia Park, Ph.D.
Cynthia Park is director of the Pre-College Institute, which oversees GEAR UP and Pathways Student Support Services. She has been awarded more than $10 million in grants for enhancing literacy, math and science skills, and her work has helped the college respond to the academic needs of low-income 7th-to 12th-grade students. College of Engineering • Asfaw Beyene, Ph.D.
Asfaw Beyene has been awarded funding from numerous federal agencies, and his proposed concept of a morphing wind turbine has been enthusiastically received by an international audience. He has initiated academic exchanges between SDSU and universities in Norway and Italy, while also serving in the University Senate since 2010. College of Health and Human Services • Jessica Barlow, Ph.D.
Jessica Barlow is a nationally recognized researcher whose work on behalf of children and those with language disorders has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. She is a graduate advisor to the master’s program in speech-language pathology and a faculty member with the SDSU/UCSD joint doctoral program in language and communication disorders. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts • Brian Spitzberg, Ph.D.
Brian Spitzberg is an outstanding scholar and teacher in SDSU’s School of Communication. His expertise in technology includes developing a number of mechanisms to measure learning, including a computerized system called IMPACCT, currently in use at several universities. He also serves as chair of the Senate’s Faculty Honors and Awards Committee. College of Sciences • Vanessa Malcarne, Ph.D.
Vanessa Malcarne, internationally recognized for her work on chronic disease, played a key role in developing the SDSU/UCSD joint doctoral program in clinical psychology. She has created a number of psychometrically sound instruments that are frequently cited and used in literature. In 2011, she received the Outstanding Education and Training Award from the American Psychological Oncology Society.