Nicholas Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics, has won the Berkeley Academic Senate's Faculty Service Award. The award honors a member of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate who has given outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus, and whose activities as a faculty member have significantly enhanced the quality of the campus as an educational institution and community of scholars. This award recognizes Senate service, which is essential to the ideal of shared governance, and contributions that have had a lasting and significant impact on the excellence of the Berkeley campus.
A statement released by the Academic Senate praised Jewell as "an exceptionally committed leader in service to Berkeley and to the University at large.”
Jewell, who has been at Berkeley since 1981, is a professor in the School of Public Health and the Department of Statistics. He has served the University widely on Senate committees and on system-wide committees. His service to the Senate includes: the Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations, Alumni College Planning Council, Space Assignments and Capital Improvements, the Research Administration Advisory Board, the Executive Campus Planning Committee, the Environmental Health and Safety Policy Committee, the Registration and Enrollment Policy Committee, the Campus Committee on Classroom Policy and Management, the Disaster Preparedness Working Group, the Committee on Library, the Provosts' Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, and the Academic Planning Board.
In addition, Jewell has taken leadership roles on university-wide committees, including the systemwide University Committee on Academic Personnel, the University Committee on Library, and as a UC Berkeley Member of the Representative Assembly. He was Vice Provost on the Berkeley campus (1994–2000) and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the UC Office of the President (2007–2008). He also served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Capital Projects (1997–1998).