Julia L. Alderson, Ph.D.

Outstanding Service Award, 2017-18
Department of Art

Students deal with more challenges than I did as an HSU student.  I want to help my institution support them, so that they can flourish as much as I did.

Julia Alderson has a holistic approach to improving Humboldt State University. An alumna herself, she advocates for teaching excellence through her work leading the Quality Learning & Teaching program and Center for Teaching & Learning. Her commitment to inclusive best practices has made her a key faculty leader on campus, according to her colleagues. As co-chair of the Student Success Alliance, and work with HSU’s Strategic Enrollment Plan, she’s demonstrated a commitment to the success of students across the University.​

Alderson is also appreciated by art students, who learn from her in a wide range of courses, from general education to upper-division courses in her area of Art History.

​Alderson’s leadership and scholarship earned her the Outstanding Service Award for 2017-18.