Public Service

UA Little Rock Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service is to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals who have brought credit to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through their successful efforts in applying the content or skills of their academic disciplines in service to the community, state, or nation in areas of public interest.

This award is designed to distinguish those persons whose achievements in serving the public interest have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, or nationally.


  • Dr. Laura Ruhl-Whittle headshot
    Laura Ruhl
    Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Associate Professor of Earth Science Dr. Laura Ruhl-Whittle is an associate professor in the Department of…  
  • Joshua Silverstein headshot
    Joshua Silverstein
    William H. Bowen School of Law Professor of Law Joshua Silverstein is a professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law.…  
  • Dr. Bronwyn MacFarlane headshot
    Bronwyn MacFarlane
    College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education Professor of Education Dr. Bronwyn MacFarlane, a professor of gifted education, has been teaching at UA…  
  • John Hendon headshot
    John Hendon
    College of Business, Health, and Human Services Senior Instructor of Management John Hendon, senior instructor of management, is a seven-time entrepreneur and former operations…