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Monty Van Wart, Ph.D.

Monty Van Wart
Monty Van Wart, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Public Administration, Interim Chair, Educational Leadership and Technology

Winner, CSU Faculty Innovation & Leadership Award (FILA)

Professor Monty Van Wart received the CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award for his work to advance student success through in online teaching.

CSUSB professor honored for leadership to advance student success

Monty Van Wart, a professor of public administration at Cal State San Bernardino, was honored by the California State University with the system’s Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award (FILA).

Van Wart, who has taught at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration since 2005, was one of 19 faculty members from throughout the CSU who were honored on Oct. 17, 2019 with the FILA award for having demonstrated extraordinary leadership to advance student success at the CSU. The recipients were honored during the annual Graduation Initiative 2025 Symposium, held in Sacramento in 2019.

Van Wart was recognized for improving program quality and student outcomes specifically in his leadership in online teaching.

Van Wart has written eight textbooks and received the Sage Cornerstone Author Award and Best Public Sector HR Book award from the American Society for Public Administration. He served as interim dean of the Jack Brown College, where he also served as chair of the Department of Public Administration.