Richard G. Law Award

Honoring Dick Law’s service to WSU as Director of General Education from 1990 to 2009, the award values the important role played by general education faculty across the university in helping undergraduates attain a broad array of knowledge and skills as a basis for further study and career success. The recipient of the Law Award is recognized in Spring at the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement awards ceremony.

This award is open to all instructors of record – lecturers, career-track, and tenure-track faculty – on all WSU campuses whose teaching has included at least one UCORE class in each of the past three years. Gaps due to sabbatical leave do not affect eligibility. Each year, the award committee issues a call for nominations/applications that includes details of the application/nomination process. Application announcements and materials are available on our Apply for a Law Award page.

Previous Law Award recipients are educators who inspire curiosity and understanding in an area of study. Their classes encourage development of the lifelong learning skills of integrating and synthesizing concepts to solve real problems.

Award Recipients

2022: Tahira Probst, Department of Psychology
2022: Tahira Probst, Department of Psychology
2022: Anna Whitehall, Department of Human Development
2022: Anna Whitehall, Department of Human Development
2021: Allyson Beall King, School of the Environment
2021: Allyson Beall King, School of the Environment
2020: Kate Watts, Department of English
2020: Kate Watts, Department of English
2019: Kara Whitman, School of the Environment
2019: Kara Whitman, School of the Environment
2018: Katherine Banks, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
2018: Katherine Banks, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
2017: Robbie Cooper, Department of Human Development
2017: Robbie Cooper, Department of Human Development
2016: Ken Faunce, Department of History
2016: Ken Faunce, Department of History
2015: Jeannette Martin, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2015: Jeannette Martin, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2014: Rich Zack, Department of Entomology
2014: Rich Zack, Department of Entomology
2014: Clif Stratton, Department of History
2014: Clif Stratton, Department of History
2013: Theresa Jordan, Department of History, with namesake Dick Law
2013: Theresa Jordan, Department of History, with namesake Dick Law