Faculty Awards


2020 LAS Awards

LAS Outstanding Research Award

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy
The LAS Outstanding Research Award Committee has selected Dr. Sonja Tanner as this year’s recipient. The committee found the quality of Sonja Tanner's work and the impact she has had on the field of Philosophy to be strong. It is clear she has international stature and is an innovative scholar. Sonja Tanner teaches courses in ancient Greek philosophy and aesthetics and has a Ph.D from the New School for Social Research. Her research focuses on the intersection of the literary (especially comedy) and philosophical in ancient philosophy. She is the author of two books, In Praise of Plato’s Poetic Imagination (Lexington), and Plato’s Laughter (SUNY Press), as well as a number of articles, and has given presentations across the U.S. and Europe. In addition to serving as Chair of the Philosophy Department, she directs the Classics program.

Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW)

Assistant Professor in Physics
At UCCS, we use part of the money obtained each year from the collection of Facilities and Administrative costs (F&A), often referred to as Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR), from externally funded grants and contracts as investments to encourage and promote further externally sponsored research and creative work on campus. These annual investments are made on a competitive basis which is open to our tenured and tenure-track faculty in every program area. The objectives of this investment program are to promote research excellence, to help junior tenure-track faculty members establish research programs, and to assist faculty members in becoming nationally competitive when seeking funding from sources external to UCCS.
Benjamin Kinsley
Assistant Professor in VAPA


Assistant Professor in Psychology
The Julie Welsh Memorial Scholarship is an award for continuing students at UCCS who have completed at least 12 credits of English and have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or higher. The award seeks to benefit single parents with a strong scholarly record and a primary focus in English.
Kay Yoon
Associate Professor in Communication