SF STATE NEWS -- During his time at SF State, Professor of Political Science James Martel has sought out numerous ways to serve the University community. He was chair of his department for nine years and co-chair of the faculty rights panel for two years. He is currently the president of the SF State chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA) as well as a member of the CFA bargaining team. This leadership and his participation in other committees and councils show Martel’s consistent commitment to giving his time and effort to his peers.
“Rather than thinking of union work as something extraneous to our university community, this award helps show that it is an integral and critical part of what we do together as a faculty and as a community of scholars and learners,” he said. Martel has also written extensively on philosophy, political theory and other related topics.
Each of this year’s awardees received a $4,000 stipend as part of the award. That stipend, along with a reception that follows the awards’ presentation, is funded in perpetuity by the generous support of the SF State Foundation and its new partnership with the Academic Senate under the leadership of Academic Senate Chair Nancy Gerber, SF State Foundation President and Vice President of University Advancement Robert Nava and Chair of the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee Jennifer Arin. This year’s award recipients will be recognized again at the 2018 Opening University Convocation on August. 23.