​Faculty Awards

The Justus F. and Barbara J. Paul Faculty Award

Justus and Barbara PaulThis award is in recognition and support of an outstanding Letters and Science or Library faculty member granted sabbatical. The Justus F. and Barbara J. Paul Faculty Award has been presented since 2008 through the generosity of retired Letters & Science Dean Justus Paul and his late wife Barbara Paul, who was an Associate Professor and a longtime member of the Library faculty.

2014 Award Recipient - Thomas Reich, University Library

Thomas earned a B.S. in political science and a M.S.T in history from UW-Stevens Point. Coupled with the latter, Thomas received a MAGS Distinguished Thesis award, for one of three best Master's theses in the Midwest, all disciplines. He went on to earn an M.L.I.S from UW-Milwaukee and is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Acquisitions/Collection Development with the University Library. Thomas has conducted extensive research on foreign relations of the United States, the history of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wisconsin Higher Education contract in Vietnam. His sabbatical will focus on the USAID mission to assist in reforming the South Vietnamese system of higher education as part of the broader “nation building” process during America’s war in Vietnam. Additional research will evaluate recommendations for the development of libraries as elements of higher education reform in Vietnam, and as democratic building blocks.

2013 Award Recipient - Richard R. Ruppel, Foreign Languages

Richard came to UW-Stevens Point in 1985 after earning his Ph.D. in German Literature at Cornell University.   He has taught most courses in the German curriculum including courses in German literature and culture, as well as all levels of German language courses. During his sabbatical, Richard will complete research and write a monograph of the literary work of Swiss women authors, Laure Wyss, Erica. Pedretti, Margrit Schriber, Verena Stefan and Milena Moser, who began writing after Swiss suffrage in 1971. This monograph will interpret these literary works as stages in the advancement of women in Swiss society.  Richard has previously been awarded both the University Scholar and University Service awards and has also served as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages over the past ten years.

Justus F. and Barbara J. Paul Faculty Awards Recipients 

​Year Recipients​ Department​
​2014 ​Thomas Reich ​University Library
​2013 ​Richard R. Ruppel ​Foreign Languages
​2012 ​Axel Schmetzke ​Library
​2011 ​Emmet Judziewicz ​Biology
​2010 ​David Arnold ​English
​2009 ​Elia Armacaqui-Tapacti
​Foreign Languages
​2008 ​Richard Barker
​​Foreign Languages