Faye L. Wachs, Ph.D.

​George Hart Award for Faculty Leadership
Psychology and Sociology

We have a moral obligation to speak truth to power, to listen when truth speaks to us, and then to act accordingly.

Dr. Wachs has served Cal Poly Pomona for 15 years, but her teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership extend far beyond the boundaries of this campus. In the tradition established by George Hart, Dr. Wachs has given years of distinguished service to the Academic Senate. She is a past President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and was recently invited to speak in Seoul, South Korea, at the Korean Society for Media and Sport.  She served as the Chair for the Status of Women for the Psychological Society of America. Finally, Faye takes her leadership and generosity to the community where she volunteers with Covenant House California, an organization that serves youth who are homeless.