University at Albany

Excellence in Academic Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Academic Service.

Jeryl MumpowerJeryl MumpowerPublic Administration and Policy

It is hard to imagine anyone at the University at Albany more deserving of the Excellence Award for Academic Service than Jeryl L. Mumpower, Ph.D. Over more than two decades at the University, Professor Mumpower has selflessly participated in an amazing range of leadership roles and service activities that have benefited the institution and his profession in untold ways. During one five-year period, while serving as associate provost, he took on no fewer than four other administrative roles – as interim director of the University Art Museum, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, interim dean of the School of Public Health, and interim director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He has also served at various times as dean of Graduate Studies, interim vice president for Research, and, most recently, as interim provost. While in all of these assignments, Mumpower maintained his professorial activities in teaching, research, publishing, and serving on numerous journal editorial boards. One of his nominators noted that "None of these interim administrative roles were part of Jeryl's long-term professional aspirations; he served in these ways to help his University. He served whenever he was asked. And it is obvious that he served superbly so he was repeatedly asked."

Excellence in Academic Service

Diane Dewar Jeryl Mumpower David Wagner
Diane Dewar
Health Policy,
and Behavior

and Policy
David Wagner

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