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Award Winning Faculty

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The Department of Political Science takes considerable pride in the accomplishments of its Faculty members. In recent years, many of our Faculty have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research. Faculty have been awarded such distinguished prizes as the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Part-time Faculty Member, the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research and the University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Please scroll below to read more about our award winning Faculty.

Teaching Awards and Achievements

2015 - 2016

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Dean’s Excellence Award for Teaching (Social Science)

Dr. Andrew Sancton             

Political Science Association (PSA) Professor of the Year Award

Mr. Nigmendra Narain             

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Teaching Excellence (External Award)

Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov             

2014 - 2015

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Political Science Association (PSA) Professor of the Year Award

Dr. Dan Bousfield             

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Cristine de Clercy
Dr. Gabriel Eidelman
Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. David Hoogenboom
Dr. Martin Horak
Ms. Jennifer Kirkham
Dr. Douglas Long
Dr. Jennifer Mustapha
Dr. Andrés Pérez-Baltodano
Dr. Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
Dr. Laura Stephenson

2013 - 2014

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Political Science Association (PSA) Professor of the Year Award

Dr. Doug Long             

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Caroline Dick
Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. Charles Jones
Ms. Jennifer Kirkham
Dr. Andres Perez
Dr. Richard Vernon

2012 - 2013

Award/Achievement

Faculty

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Cristine de Clercy
Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. Martin Horak
Ms. Jennifer Kirkham
Dr. Doug Long
Dr. Bruce Morrison
Dr. Andres Perez
Dr. Joanna Quinn
Dr. Veronica Schild
Dr. Richard Vernon

2011 - 2012

Award/Achievement

Faculty

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov
Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. Charles Jones
Dr. Joanna Quinn
Dr. Richard VandeWetering
Dr. Richard Vernon
Dr. Martin Westmacott

2010 - 2011

Award/Achievement

Faculty

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll

Dr. Dan Bousfield
Dr. Caroline Dick
Dr. Radoslav Dimitrov
Dr. Martin Horak
Mr. Jeffrey Parker
Dr. Richard VandeWetering
Dr. Richard Vernon
Dr. Martin Westmacott

2009 - 2010

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Fellowship in Teaching Innovation

Dr. Peter Ferguson

University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll Dr. Donald Abelson
Dr. Martin Horak
Dr. Richard Vernon

2008 - 2009

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Undergratuate Teaching, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (External Award)

Dr. Peter Ferguson

Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching presented by University Students' Council, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Western Alumni Association Dr. Peter Ferguson
Dr. Charles Jones
Distinguished University Professorship Dr. Richard Vernon
Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, American Political Science Association (External Award) Dr. Peter Ferguson
University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll Dr. Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
Dr. Tom Deligiannis
Dr. Martin Horak
Dr. Bruce Morrison
Dr. Joanna Quinn
Dr. Richard Vernon
Dr. Martin Westmacott

Research Awards and Achievements

2015 - 2016

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Western's 2016 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Dr. Christopher Alcantara

2012 - 2013

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Faculty Scholar's Award

Dr. Joanna Quinn

2009 - 2010

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance, Tier 1, - Renewal (External Award)

Dr. Robert Young

Finalist for the Jill Vickers Prize for Best Paper on Gender and Politics, 2009 CPSA Conference (External Award)

Dr. Caroline Dick

Nominated for the SSHRC Aurora Prize (External Award)

Dr. Martin Horak

2008 - 2009

Award/Achievement

Faculty

Distinguished University Professorship

Dr. Richard Vernon