Provost's Awards

Awardees for 2023-2024

Excellence in Teaching

Juanita JellymanJuanita Jellyman, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Biological Sciences joined Cal Poly Pomona in 2016. She loves teaching physiology in the classroom by using household items to illustrate complex concepts, and outside the classroom by involving students in research. She is an active member of the American Physiological Society and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society where she teaches professional development workshops for physiology instructors that provide access to inclusive physiology teaching resources and encourage best practices in teaching of anatomy and physiology. Since joining Cal Poly Pomona, she has secured several small grants to support classroom modernization and the development of active learning resources, such as case studies.


Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities

Linchi KwokLinchi Kwok, Professor of Hospitality Management at The Collins College of Hospitality Management, is known for his high-impact scholarly and innovative activities in the global hospitality community. His work often appears on the most cited/downloaded list in esteemed hospitality journals, and he has won seven best paper awards at various conferences. In addition to his editorial roles in four prestigious journals in hospitality management (International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly), he frequently shares his research and industry insights on mainstream media outlets such as the Los Angeles TimesNational Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler. Moreover, Dr. Kwok exemplifies Cal Poly Pomona’s Teacher-Scholar Model by enriching students’ learning experiences through his scholarship. The student teams in his “CPP Learn through Discovery, Signature Polytechnic Experience” class have won several awards in an annual global lodging market study competition since 2019.

Excellence in Service

Mary Yu DanicoMary Kunmi Yu Danico, Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair, and Asian American Transnational Research Initiative at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has also served as the associate Dean of the College of Environmental Design and is the past president of the Association for Asian American Studies. Under her guidance, her students now work as professors, psychologists, therapists, and school administrators around the nation. Her commitment to a culture of care impacts the way she mentors her students and colleagues through intentional acts.




The Provost's Awards recipients will be recognized at their College’s Commencement Ceremonies in May 2024. The Provost’s Awards Symposium is scheduled for October 3, 2024, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Additional information will be sent as the Fall semester unfolds.

Read Recipients Announced for 2023-2024 Provost's Awards for Excellence article on CPP News.