​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.


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​
​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