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2014 Recipients

Kate Hastings, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications

Kate Hastings, Ph.D.Hastings received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and has been at Susquehanna University since 1992. She teaches in areas of journalism, speech communication, mass communication and film. As the sixth generation of her family to work in journalism, she was a photographer, reporter and editor for seven years before earning her graduate degrees.

A nominator said that she and the second award winner, “epitomize conscientious advising: they care about and are very available to their students, they help them develop their sense of academic/professional direction, and are knowledgeable about requirements and how university procedures work.” She is not only an advising 60 students but she also advises the student newspaper, The Crusader. She is coordinator of the Film Studies minor and serves as faculty marshal.


ML Klotz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

ML Klotz, Ph.D.Klotz earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and began her time at Susquehanna University in 1990. She teaches Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology and Personality as well as others. A nominator says that she and the dual award winner “organized the orientation and training sessions for new academic advisors.” In addition, “They were key members of the most recent taskforce…” and “several of its key initiatives, including the creation of the advising site on mySU, which centralizes information and resources for students and faculty, as well as creating and implementing the advising survey, which now provides important assessment information designed to improve the quality of advising across campus.”

She not only advises 47 students but she is also faculty advisor for the Psychology Club and is a co-leader Focus Australia and GO New Zealand programs. Her research interests are in interpersonal communication, particularly complaining and interpersonal relationships. She is currently working with student on research investigating use of social networking sites such as Facebook and has presented with student co-authors at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

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