CSU-Global Announces First Annual Distinguished Faculty Award

At Colorado State University-Global Campus, we are focused on student success, and our faculty is one of the most important resources we provide. To honor our faculty and recognize instructors who demonstrate a commitment to CSU-Global students, instructional expectations, and embody the mission of CSU-Global, we have created the Distinguished Faculty Award. Given to one primarily undergraduate and one primarily graduate level instructor each year, this award is chosen by a committee of peers and recipients will receive an honorarium.

It is with great pleasure that we announce our Distinguished Faculty Award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year: Dr. Harold Shoemaker and Dr. Kristi Branson!

Dr. Harold Shoemaker received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from The University of Tennessee and an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Western Carolina University. In his teaching career, Dr. Shoemaker has served as Chair of the Graduate Council and President of the Faculty Association at the University of Southern Mississippi and Membership Chair of the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. He has published several articles and a book chapter and received an award for publication of the top ten articles from the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). He is currently final editing a book on human behavior and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). At CSU-Global, Dr. Shoemaker teaches courses in human resources and is the program coordinator for the undergraduate Human Resources and Organizational Development program.

Dr. Kristi Branson earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Adult Life-Span Learning with an emphasis in strategy from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. She also holds an M.S. from Western Illinois University-Macomb and a B.S. from Iowa State University-Ames. Throughout her career, Dr. Branson has specialized in delivering value-driven solutions and top quality leadership, organization, and program development to innovative organizations.  She held the position of vice president in an international university, consulted in the area of organizational development to Fortune 100 companies, and served as global account director for one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world before retiring from full time employment in 2007. Dr. Branson now works with CSU-Global to bring her experience to the classroom and learn with and from students.  In addition to being an instructor, Dr. Branson serves as the Capstone Coordinator for CSU-Global’s graduate programs.