Featured Faculty Work


California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas (CTVA) has been awarded a regional Emmy Award for a television public service ad (PSA) campaign he produced and directed for the FBI on the subject of intellectual property theft.

The Wang Family Excellence Award

The Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. Their activities advance the California State University’s mission, bring benefit and credit to the CSU, and enhance the CSU’s excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Each recipient is given a $20,000 award.

The Wang Family Excellence Award was originally established in 1998 when then-CSU Trustee Stanley Wang provided $1 million to recognize the remarkable contributions of the CSU’s faculty and administrators over a 10-year period. Trustee Emeritus Wang has generously agreed to reinstate the award with a $300,000 gift that will provide a $20,000 award to each of four faculty members and one staff member annually for three years, beginning in 2015.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize our very best faculty members and administrators through the generous gift provided by Stanley Wang and his family. These award recipients are truly remarkable and are making extraordinary efforts to serve students and the global learning community.”
Chancellor Timothy P. White