Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, has received the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Service Award for her contributions to the USC Academic Senate as co-chair of the Committee on Information Services.
Jordan-Marsh is one of three recipients of the award, which honors faculty who have served the Academic Senate, the representative body of the entire faculty at USC, well above and beyond the call of duty.
“Maryalice extended her assigned responsibilities by taking on services that are more directly related to the Academic Senate and its functions,” said USC Libraries science and engineering librarian Najwa Hanel, a member of the task force for the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. “These are the qualities that I look for in a candidate I believe is deserving of the honor.”
As co-chair of the Committee on Information Services, a joint advisory committee of the Academic Senate and Office of the Provost, Jordan-Marsh is responsible for representing faculty interests associated with information technology use across the university, their needs and concerns, and communicating recommendations back to the chief information officer and provost. In this capacity, she also acted as a liaison for the Academic Senate Executive Board.
“This award is especially meaningful because of the extraordinary company in which I find myself,” Jordan-Marsh said of fellow winners Alexander Capron of the USC Gould School of Law and Peter Conti of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “In supporting this award, the Academic Senate recognizes that in our USC community, building excellence is a combination of service, scholarship and teaching.”