Martin, O’Sullivan receive Outstanding Faculty Awards from Graduate Student Senate

The McKelvey Engineering faculty were among eight faculty, five staff who received awards

Beth Miller 
Pictured (l – r): Martin, O'Sullivan
Pictured (l – r): Martin, O'Sullivan

Randall Martin and Joseph O’Sullivan, both professors in the McKelvey School of Engineering, were awarded Outstanding Faculty Awards from the Graduate Student Senate April 10, 2024.

Martin, the Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished Professor, and O’Sullivan, professor and dean of the UMSL/WashU Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program and the Samuel C. Sachs Professor of Electrical Engineering, were among 12 faculty and staff honored at the event.

The awards, now in their 25th year, honor faculty and staff who positively impact the graduate student experience. Faculty are selected based contributions to graduate students’ quality of life and workplace, scholarly development and professional development, and staff members are selected based on contributions to graduate student community development, personal relationship building and advocacy on behalf of graduate students. 

Martin, an internationally renowned atmospheric expert, was praised for creating an environment for students in which all are valued and included, as well as for fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and academic excellence. Martin's research focuses on characterizing atmospheric composition to address environmental and public health challenges ranging from air quality to climate change.

O’Sullivan was praised for his role as co-director of the Imaging Science PhD program in which he works to improve the quality of life for students by encouraging and implementing student feedback. In addition, he was recognized for his part in starting an imaging science student seminar series, now in its fifth year, as a way for all students to share their imaging related research.

A full list of the current and past award winners can be found on the Graduate Student Senate website.

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