Information Technology Program Awards

ITP faculty, staff, and students are constantly working to better themselves and those around them. This is what makes ITP as great as it is. Below is a list of recent awards given to ITP faculty, staff, and students for their excellence.
All Awards
ITP Awards
Viterbi Awards
USC Awards
External Awards

2021

Information Technology Program Director's Award for Faculty

Congratulations to Kendra Walther for being granted the 2021 ITP Director's Award for Faculty. This award recognizes the faculty member who most embodies the ITP mission of “providing technology education for all” through excellent teaching and service to ITP and all its constituents.

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Kendra Walther

Senior Lecturer of Information Technology

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2021

Information Technology Program Associate Director's Award for Service

The ITP Associate Director's Award for Service recognizes the faculty member who exhibits excellence in service to ITP through initiative, timeliness, and thoroughness. This year the award has been given to Mike Lee, who has enthusiastically volunteered to serve on six committees and chaired three of them this year.

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Mike Lee

Senior Lecturer of Information Technology 
and Industrial and Systems Engineering

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2021

Information Technology Program Associate Director's Award for Teaching

The ITP Associate Director's Award for Teaching recognizes the full-time faculty member who exhibits excellence in ITP teaching through innovation, energy, and effectiveness. Rob Parke has been praised for his incredible teaching ability, and his ability to describe complex and complicated concepts to students in a simple and intuitive way.

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Robert Parke

Senior Lecturer of Information Technology
and Art and Design

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2021

Information Technology Program Associate Director's Award for Part-Time Teaching

The ITP Associate Director's Award for Part-Time Teaching recognizes the part-time faculty member who exhibits excellence in ITP teaching through innovation, energy, and effectiveness. This year it has been given to Kimberly Rubal, who has received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from students and fellow faculty members alike.

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Kimberly Rubal

Part-Time Lecturer of Information Technology

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2021

Information Technology Program Director's Award for Staff

The ITP Director's Award for Staff was awarded to one of ITP's Academic Advisors, Annie Le. Annie has provided critical and extremely successful support during the COVID pandemic, and has streamlined many processes that ultimately contributed to ITPs recent growth.

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Annie Le

Assistant Director, Advising and Recruitment

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2021

Viterbi Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education

Congratulations to Professor Joseph Greenfield for receiving the Dean's Award for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at the 2021 USC Viterbi Faculty and Staff Award ceremony. His creativity and dedication to ITP and the Cyber Security and Forensics field makes him a perfect fit for this award. 

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Joseph Greenfield

Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice

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2020

Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award

The Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award recognizes individuals at USC who have advanced the careers of women in science and engineering through generous and committed professional mentorship. Trina Gregory was given this award for being a prime example of mentorship at USC, and for her dedicated mentoring of faculty and students, especially women.

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Trina Gregory

Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice

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2020

Viterbi Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education

Professor Kendra Walther was presented with the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education for her implementation of active learning strategies in the classroom and her facilitation of workshops to train other faculty in these techniques.

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Kendra Walther

Senior Lecturer of Information Technology

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2020

Viterbi John O'Brian Faculty Service Award

Professor Nitin Kale was awarded with the John O'Brien Faculty Award for Service for his outstanding work in expanding the ITP program, including his creation of ITP's Applied Analytics minor, which became an impressively popular minor at USC, being the top enrolled minor in 2020. 

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Nitin Kalé

Professor of Information Technology Practice
and Industrial and Systems Engineering Practice

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2019

Viterbi Early Career Award

The Early Career Award was awarded to Tim Gotimer, Associate Director of Advising and Recruitment. This award is given to a Viterbi staff member who has been with USC Viterbi between one and three years, and whose performance is well above what is typically expected from someone new to their position.

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Tim Gotimer

Associate Director, Advising and Recruitment

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2016

Viterbi Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education

Professor Sanjay Madhav was awarded with the Viterbi Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education for his leadership, talent, and impact in Viterbi School of Engineering.

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Sanjay Madhav

Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice

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