ESF Faculty, Staff Honored by SUNY Chancellor
Commitment to students, professionalism recognized
Posted July 2015
Five ESF employees were honored by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher for their service to the State University of New York.
Caroline B. Bailey, senior staff assistant in the Department of Landscape Architecture, was honored with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. The award recognizes consistently superior professional achievement within and beyond the position and those who serve as professional role models for a university system in the pursuit of excellence.
Bailey has been with ESF since 1978. She is well known at the college for her dedicated and effective commitment to alumni, students and colleagues in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Senior staff assistants are responsible for all administrative matters in the absence of the department chair or as delegated. As such it is difficult to find a task to perform that would be considered "beyond the position description." However, Bailey's activities demonstrate accomplishment and contribution well beyond this expansive position. Bailey is widely acknowledged for her sustained, selfless and outstanding commitment to serving the college and department.
Douglas J. Daley, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award honors those who consistently have demonstrated superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.
After receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees at ESF ('82, '84), Daley joined the college faculty in 1996 as an assistant professor. He is also the director of the SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies.
Daley's teaching and research interests bridge related topics in environmental engineering design, phytotechnology and related physical processes, and green infrastructure. He works to combine class instruction with relevant "real-world" projects that engage students in collaborative projects with local professional engineers. He is described as "an exceptionally talented, thoughtful and dedicated teacher who aspires to and consistently achieves high levels of effectiveness and innovation in instruction."
Dr. David J. Keiber, professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. The award recognizes outstanding academic and creative achievements across a broad spectrum of scholarly and artistic fields.
Kieber has been with ESF since 1990. He is widely recognized as one of ESF's international experts in the field of oceanography, a prolific researcher and writer, and a leading expert on the global sulfur cycle.
Kieber received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigators award for 1991-1994, the Research Foundation Award for Research Excellence in 2003, and the ESF Exemplary Researcher Award in 2007. He has co-authored more than 70 publications that have been cited more than 2,500 times. His enthusiasm for science and ability to communicate the need to understand the basic chemical principles that underlie the modern complex issues surrounding our oceans and climate has inspired a generation of students to pursue studies in chemistry, oceanography and marine chemistry.
Dr. Jack P. Manno, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, was honored with the Chancellor's Award for Faculty Service which recognizes outstanding achievement and skill in providing leadership, service and assistance to the university, community and profession that exceeds expectations.
Manno came to ESF in 1986. He was initially hired as administrator for the Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC), which started with only five SUNY campuses focused on developing New York's Great Lakes research capacity. The GLRC has since grown to include 18 New York state college campuses, both public and private, plus eight Canadian campuses with more than 300 participating faculty members.
Manno has been a leader in developing and nurturing the relationship between Onondaga Nation and ESF for many years. His efforts helped create the foundation for the success of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. In partnership with other faculty members at ESF and the environmental leaders at Onondaga, Manno has substantially contributed to the development of a rare, long-term collaboration between a sovereign indigenous nation and ESF founded on mutual respect, common goals and friendship
Dr. Diane Kiernan, a lecturer in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, which recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate,or professional level.
Kiernan completed her Ph.D. in quantitative methods in forest science at ESF in 2007 and teaches Introduction to Probability and Statistics, and Forest Biometrics.
She is among the pioneers to publish an online textbook in Open SUNY Textbooks titled, "Natural Resources Biometrics." Kiernan's textbook provides students with an understanding of commonly used statistical analysis techniques in a natural resources context. It is currently in use at ESF. She has authored and co-authored two previous books on statistics currently being used in her classes. Kiernan has distinguished herself with outstanding student reviews for her dedication and effectiveness. Her teaching style, positive approach to students, and enthusiasm for statistics has motivated several students to pursue the extra work of a minor in applied statistics. Colleagues who have offices near hers marvel at the hours she spends working with individual students as she tries to help them succeed.
ESF Faculty Recognized for Excellence and Achievement
- ‘Extinct’ Floreana Tortoise Species Could Return to Galapagos ESF professor contributes to restoration program
- NSF Grant Funds ESF Ecologist’s Gypsy Moth ResearchDr. Dylan Parry investigates spread of invasive species
- Martin Hogue Receives Teaching AwardCited for dedication to students, professionalism
- Dr. John Farrell Named Exemplary Researcher at ESFDirector of Thousand Islands Biological Station recognized for aquatic research
- ESF Staff, Faculty Honored by Chancellor Commitment to students, professionalism recognized
- ESF Professor Co-authors Declaration to Support Indigenous ScienceStatement endorsed by over 1500 indigenous scientists and allies
- Farther from the Forest: ‘Eye-opening’ Study Shows Rural U.S. Loses Forests Faster than CitiesStudy overturns conventional wisdom about forest loss
- ESF Professor Awarded Research GrantInnovations in green building construction to be studied
- Former ESF President Whaley Honored by NY Bar AssociationState bar group bestows Environmental Law Section award
- ESF Chemistry Professor Appointed VP for ResearchChristopher Nomura aims to increase collaboration
- Dr. Stewart Diemont Receives Teaching AwardCited for creativity, contributions to profession
- ESF Professor Works to Build Community at COP21Dr. Jack Manno runs workshops at ‘Climate Generations’
- Malmsheimer Shares Sustainability Expertise with European PolicymakersFaculty member meets with leaders in Brussels, London
- Oneida Lake Subject of New BookProfessor Donald Stewart co-edits book on lake’s history, ecology
- Professor’s Book Ranks as ‘Outstanding Academic Title’Jack Manno, co-editors address the end of fossil fuels
- Professional Society Honors ESF Landscape ArchitectRichard Hawks named Distinguished Senior Practitioner, Academic Practice
- Dr. Georgios Mountrakis Honored as Exemplary ResearcherResearcher presents Adaptive Peaks Seminar
- Endreny Receives Fulbright Award as Distinguished Chair in ItalyERE chair to serve semester at Parthenope University in Naples
- ESF Faculty, Staff Honored by SUNY ChancellorCommitment to students, professionalism recognized
- ESF Forest Manager Honored by SAFBruce Breitmeyer named Fellow
- Dr. Robert MalmsheimerESF College Foundation Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching
- Dr. Kimberly SchulzExemplary Researcher
- Dr. Christopher NomuraExemplary Researcher
- Dr. Lindi QuackenbushESF College Foundation Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching winner
- Ken TissESF College Foundation Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching winner
- Greg BoyerExemplary Researcher, Chemistry
- George CurryKennedy Distinguished Faculty Chair in Landscape Architecture
- Dr. Robin KimmererDirector, ESF Center for Native Peoples
- Dr. James GibbsDistinguished teacher, honored researcher
- Dr. David KieberExemplary Researcher, Environmental Chemistry