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. Two faculty members received this tribute in 2010 for Excellence in Academic Service.

Gwen MooreGwen MooreSociology and Women Studies

Since 1988, Dr. Gwen Moore has developed an extraordinary record of engagement and service at the University and in her profession. Her contribution bridges two departments, Sociology and Women's Studies, and over the years has included substantial participation, frequently in a leadership role, in virtually every major aspect of the academic program, including undergraduate studies, honors studies, graduate studies, internships, recruitment, and development. As Chair of Women's Studies, she was instrumental in creating several new programs including an MA in Women's Studies, and a LGBTQ minor. Outside her departments, Dr. Moore has held central service roles with the Institute for Research on Women (IROW). She has also served on a myriad of College of Arts and Sciences committees, on many University-level Task Forces, and since 2002, as a member of the University Senate, including as chair of several significant councils. Beyond the institution, Dr. Moore has served in key roles in her profession, organizing conference sessions and chairing selection committees, programs and review panels. She has served on the editorial boards of four journals, and manuscript reviewer for more than twenty journals. As a change agent in the University and in her profession, Dr. Moore's thoughtful and respectful approach to difficult situations and conversations engenders thoughtful and respectful responses from her colleagues, even on subjects that might provoke dissension. She is admired by colleagues and students as a valued mentor and advocate. In recognition of these qualities and her extraordinary record of service, we are pleased to present the 2010 Excellence Award for Academic Service to Dr. Gwen Moore.

Excellence in Academic Service

Gwen Moore George Richardson
Gwen Moore
Sociology and Women
George Richardson
Public Administration and Policy

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