The Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award is given to an outstanding emeritus who contributes to academia, the University, the community and mankind while in retirement. The award is presented annually at the Showcase Retirees Reception in March. To nominate someone for this prestigious award, download the following form: Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Form
James F. Short
|PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Professor Emeritus James F. Short, Jr. has earned the 2013 WSU Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award, to be presented during WSU’s annual Showcase Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 29.
The emeritus award is given for sustained contributions to academia, continued service to the university, community and mankind, and personal accomplishments in retirement that serve as a role model for other retirees.
Short is recognized as a pioneer in the field of juvenile gang behavior beginning in the 1950s; he published a landmark study of Chicago gang violence in 1965. His work on gangs, white collar crime, social control, violence and the sociology of risk and technology has been groundbreaking. He has authored more than 20 books.
Since retirement from WSU in 1997, Short has been an emeritus professor only in the most technical sense, says one of his nominators. He continues to contribute to the sociology department, university and internationally in the disciplines of sociology and criminology. He conducts research, mentors graduate students and publishes on violence, violence avoidance and the social aspects of risk.
He has remained active in projects and organizations in retirement, including: president of the American Society of Criminology; advisory board member for the Social Science Research Council task force on Hurricane Katrina; consultant to the national Crime Victim Survey Committee and member of the Committee on Lethal School Violence and the Committee on Law and Justice – all appointed by the National Academy of Science’s National Research Council; and guest editor of the May 2005 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.
Short is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a past president of the American Sociological Association and past editor for the American Sociological Review. He received the WSU President’s Award for Lifetime Service in 2006. In 2009, a WSU building was rededicated as Wilson-Short Hall in his honor.
He earned his B.A. from Denison University, Ohio, in 1947 and his M.A. (1949) and Ph.D. (1951) from the University of Chicago. He joined the Washington State College sociology faculty in 1951. He served as dean of the graduate school 1964-1968 and was founding director of WSU’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC).
Reservations for the banquet are being accepted at the Showcase website, through March 20. In addition to the banquet, WSU Showcase includes the Distinguished Faculty Address (March 28); the Academic Showcase display of faculty, staff and student work (March 29); and SURCA, the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (March 29).
Published in WSUToday, Feb. 19, 2013
Donald C. Orlich
|Washington State University Professor Emeritus Donald C. Orlich has earned the 2012 WSU Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award, to be presented during WSU’s annual Showcase Celebrating Excellence banquet on March 30.
The award is given for sustained contributions to academia, continued service to the university, community and mankind, and personal accomplishments in retirement that serve as a role model for other retirees.
“Don has been ‘retired’ from WSU for many years, but clearly his notion of retirement is unique,” said one of Orlich’s nominators. Since his retirement in 1995, Orlich has continued to write books, publish articles and pursue and obtain grant funding.
But “it is really Don’s passion for science and engineering teaching that makes him remarkable,” his nominator continued. “He is clearly recognized for his expertise as evidenced by his … (service) on boards and advisory panels across the country. Often the local or national press will seek him out for comment on new teaching methods.”
Orlich has published/co-published 17 books, most recently (2012) the 10th edition of the textbook “Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction,” and the upcoming “Developing a Winning Grant Proposal” with Nancy Shrope, assistant director of WSU’s Office of Grant and Research Development.
He has published more than 100 papers and has been writer or co-writer of 97 competitively funded grant proposals, most recently a National Science Foundation $500,000 project with WSU’s R. C. Zollars, professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering, on summer engineering experiences for teachers.
Orlich earned his Ed.D. in science education, administration and curriculum foundations from the University of Montana in 1963; a master of science education from the University of Utah in 1959; and a bachelor of arts in biological sciences education, with a physical sciences minor, from the University of Montana in 1953.
Published in WSUToday, Feb. 10, 2012
William D. Lipe
|William D. Lipe, professor emeritus of anthropology, has earned the 2011 WSU Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award, to be presented at WSU’s annual Showcase celebration on March 25. The award is given for outstanding contributions while in retirement to academia, the university, the community and mankind.
He was nominated “based on a career of service to and teaching of archaeology; on outstanding achievements in research into prehistoric Southwestern societies; and on continuing contributions after retirement to academia, the university and the community.”
Lipe is described by a nominator as “one of the founding fathers of conservation or public archaeology. His widely cited paper in the Kiva journal (I974) – “A Conservation Model for American Archaeology” – helped to articulate goals and practices for archaeology, many of which were implemented in the Society of Professional Archeology, which he helped to found, and in its follow-on organization, the Register of Professional Archaeologists.”
In the mid-1990s Lipe served first as president-elect and then as president of the Society for American Archaeology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has held several offices.
Since his retirement in 2001, Lipe has continued to participate in essentially all the activities he pursued while employed at WSU, where he has worked for 32 years. He continues to provide guest lectures in the graduate courses he once taught. He attends annual professional association meetings and is sought out to participate in symposia.
Among his post-retirement awards are: the 2010 American Anthropological Association A.V. Kidder Award for eminence in American archaeology, one of the nation’s most distinguished awards in the profession; distinguished service awards from the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in southwestern Colorado and from the Register of Professional Archaeologists; and the Conservation and Heritage Management Award from the Archaeological Institute of America.
Lipe earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University in 1966 and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 1957.
Published in WSUToday, Feb. 7, 2011
|Clayton Crowe, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, has earned the 2010 WSU Emeritus Society Excellence Award, to be presented at WSU’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence on March 26. The award is given for outstanding contributions while in retirement to academia, the university, the community and mankind.
Since his retirement in 2001, Crowe has maintained an active role in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, according to a nominator. He continues to publish, work with graduate students and faculty on research projects, and mentor young faculty.
Crowe’s research and teaching have focused on fluid mechanics and two-phase (gas particle/droplet and solid-liquid) flows. Most recently he has collaborated with young faculty and a graduate student to develop a turbulence dissipation model to complement Crowe’s existing turbulent kinetic energy model.
This has resulted in four journal papers, five conference proceedings and the honor of presenting a plenary talk at the 2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. Only four plenary speakers every year are selected from among the 500 conference attendees.
Among many honors, Crowe was awarded WSU’s Sahlin Award for Research in 1998.
Crowe earned his Ph.D. in aerospace and astronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in l962; a master of science in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in l957; and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington in l956.
Published in WSUToday, Feb. 15, 2010