Dean's Scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholars’ Reception is one of the highlights of our year where we celebrate the achievements of our students and faculty. 

I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all of our talented students and faculty for being exemplary role models for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and university communities.

A special thanks to our project manager, Christopher Cohen, Graduate Assistant.

Please enjoy reading the quotes from our students in the video below. We are so proud of you!


Dr. Laurie McMillan
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kutztown University

Dean's Scholars 2023-24

The Dean's Scholars' Annual Reception celebrates students that are recognized by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

CLAS Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award

As part of the initiative to recognize contributions of faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences the CLAS Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award was introduced in spring 2015.

This award recognizes tenure-track and tenured faculty who show a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success in and out of the classroom. Faculty are considered based on a record of supporting student research/internships and helping students (in and out of the classroom) above and beyond the “norm.” Particular consideration is given to contributions to student learning/student learning experiences and involvement with students. The recipient is someone who holds the respect of their peers -- in and out of their own department.

Past recipients of the CLAS Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award include:

Dr. Christopher Sacchi, Biology – 2015

Dr. Anita Meehan, Psychology - 2016

Dr. Lynn Kutch, Modern Language Studies – 2017

Dr. Dale Parson, Computer Science & Information Technology – 2018

Dr. Thomas Betts, Physical Sciences – 2019

Dr. Francis Vasko , Mathematics– 2020

Dr. Yun Lu, Mathematics – 2021

Dr. Rudolf Mayrhofer, Physical Sciences – 2022

Dr. Edward Simpson, Physical Sciences – 2023


This year’s 2024 recipients are:

Dr. Lisa Frye, Computer Science & Information Technology


Dr. Wendy Ryan, Biological Sciences



Outstanding Faculty Award Image of Dr. Lisa Frye and Dr. Wendy Ryan

Outstanding Faculty Award Winners 2024