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President's Distinguished Achievement Award:
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT

List of past recipients

 

FOUR AWARDS:
• Two awards for tenured faculty
• Two awards for tenure-track faculty


Purpose of award

TENURED: This award is to recognize, encourage and reward faculty who have conducted a sustained program of high-quality, high-impact research that has translated into national and international recognition and has made a substantial contribution to the faculty member’s field.

TENURE-TRACK: This award is to recognize, encourage and reward faculty who have conducted high-quality, high-impact research that shows distinct promise for national and international recognition and substantial contribution to the faculty member’s field.


Screening process and nomination packet

A President's Distinguished Research Achievement Award review committee will focus on these four research awards and be composed primarily of former research award recipients. The nomination packet for this award will consist of only the following, assembled into a single PDF file in the order indicated:

  1. award nomination form
  2. recent letter of support/nomination from the department chair
  3. self-statement of research and scholarly activity (not to exceed five pages).
  4. current curriculum vitae that includes record of research activity in recognized scholarly venues

Remember that faculty from outside your discipline will review materials. Both the department chair’s letter and the nominee’s statement should make the case clearly, in language that is understandable to non-specialists. They should explain the extent and the importance of the research, the nature of the venues in which it has been disseminated, and the impact that the nominee has had (tenured) or will have (tenure-track) on the discipline. If a claim is made that an article has been published in “top” journals, a brief operational explanation regarding what that means should be included (e.g., impact factor or similar metric).

For tenured faculty, the statement should speak to

  • impact of scholarly activity on the field across time
  • citations or references to your scholarly work
  • sustained research effort and productivity.

For tenure-track faculty, the statement should speak to

  • research agenda and trajectory with a description of research accomplishments and their impact to date.

No additional materials should be submitted.

Each dean’s office should upload completed nomination packets to SharePoint no later than Friday, January 27, 2017. [Specific SharePoint links will be provided to each dean's office.]

Previous recipients of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement are ineligible for nomination for this award.

Tenured faculty will be considered based on sustained excellence over time whereas tenure-track faculty will be evaluated based on their accomplishments to date and research trajectory.

Each college may submit a maximum number of nominees (based on the size of the college) for each award category (tenured and tenure-track). Within the tenured and tenure-track categories, the college must designate whether a nominee is to be considered in the sub-category for STEM research or the sub-category for research in other disciplines:

College

Maximum Number
of Nominees

CACP

1

COB

4

COE

2

COEHD

3

COLFA

5

COPP

1

COS

4

University College

1

Honors College

1

SEE TABLE AT RIGHT.


Past Recipients

2016 

Robert J. Hard, Liberal and Fine Arts
Ram Krishnan, Engineering

2015 

Joanna Lambert, Liberal and Fine Arts
Oleg Larionov, Sciences

2014 

Rebekah E. Smith, Liberal and Fine Arts
John Quarles, Sciences

2013 

William Cooke, Education and Human Development
Zachary Tonzetich, Sciences

2012 

Banglin Chen, Sciences
Jill Hernandez, Liberal and Fine Arts

2011 

José Lopez-Ribot, Sciences
Doug Frantz, Sciences

2010 

Bernard Arulanandam, Sciences
Ashok Lalwani, Business

2009 

Karl Klose, Sciences
Anne-Marie Nuñez, Education and Human Development

2008 

Charles Wilson, Sciences
Carlos Garcia, Sciences
Ashwani Monga, Business

2007 

Miriam G. Martinez, Education and Human Development
Carola Wenk, Sciences

2006 

Steven Kellman, Liberal and Fine Arts
Dibyendu Sarkar, Sciences

2005 

Da-Hsiang Donald Lien, Business
Chris G. Reddick, Public Policy

2004 

Belinda Flores, Education and Human Development
Gelu Popescu, Sciences

2003 

Francisco Durand, Liberal and Fine Arts
Da-Hsiang Donald Lien, Business

2002 

Robert Bayley, Education and Human Development
Dhiraj Sardar, Science

2001 

Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, Business
Jagannathan Sarangapani, Engineering

2000 

Michael J. Ameida, Liberal and Fine Arts
Matthew J. Wayner, Sciences and Engineering

1999 

Richard E.W. Adams, Social and Behavioral Sciences
You-Min Amanda Chou, Sciences and Engineering

1998 

Aleksandr Koldobskiy, Sciences and Engineering
Lance Brouthers, Business

1997 

Su Zhou, Business
James P. Chambers, Sciences and Engineering

1996 

Fathali Firoozi, Business
Richard Jones, Social and Behavioral Sciences

1995 

Donde Ashmos, Business
William Teale, Social and Behavioral Sciences

1994 

Andrew Tsin, Sciences and Engineering
Felix D. Almaraz, Social and Behavioral Sciences

1993 

Richard Wenzlaff, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ziaodong Zhang, Sciences and Engineering

1992 

Thomas J. Bellows, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Fine Arts and Humanities

1991 

Dennis Duchon, Business
Steven Kellman, Fine Arts and Humanities

1990 

James P. Chambers, Sciences and Engineering
Woodruff D. Smith, Social and Behavioral Sciences