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Distinguished Research Award

*The deadline for this award has passed. Please check back in February 2018 for the next round of nominations.* 

The College of Charleston Distinguished Research Award is made to one member of the faculty during the spring semester. The Distinguished Research Award honors roster faculty colleagues who have distinguished themselves by a career of significant research. The Faculty Research and Development Committee recommends the faculty recipient to the Provost. The award is a framed certificate and a cash award. Please email nominations to Dr. Jon Hale, halejn@cofc.edu, with a copy to Megan Gould, gouldme1@cofc.edu, by 5:00 PM on February 27, 2017.

  • Established: 1977
  • Number of recipients annually:  one
  • Committee: Faculty R&D Committee
  • Committee Chair: Dr. Jon Hale, Teacher Education
  • Award:  $1500 & a framed certificate

Nominations

The Distinguished Research Award recognizes those roster faculty members who have a significant career of research.  The evaluation will be based on the body of  the nominee’s scholarly and/or creative works within the past few years, i.e., recent books, articles, papers, presentations, paintings and/or other artistic productions.  Such scholarly/creative works will be judged for their quality and significance as well as for their quantity.  Letters of nomination should briefly describe the nominee’s scholarly work and its significance. Nominations should be seconded by another faculty member who may co-author the nomination letter or write a separate letter.  Nominators should discuss the significance of the nominee’s research but do not need to provide documentation because such additional materials will be requested directly from the nominee.   

All letters of nomination must also include: 

  • the name, title and department of the person being proposed for the award; 
  • the name, address and phone number of the nominator; and
  • the name of the award.  

Deadline: The deadline for this award has passed. Please check back in February 2018 for the next round of nominations.

Email nominations to:  Dr. Jon Hale, halejn@cofc.edu, and please cc: Megan Gould, gouldme1@cofc.edu

Award Recipients

1977 - Glen K. Merrill - Geology
1978 - Herb Silverman - Math
1979 - Anna B. Katona - English
1980 - Diane C. Johnson - Art History
1981 - Ralph Melnick - Library
1982 - William D. Gudger - Music
1983 - Michael R. Tyzack - Studio Art
1984 - Marion T. Doig - Chemistry
1985 - David W. Maves - Music
1986 - David M. Kowal - Art History
1987 - Jack D. Parson - Political Science
1988 - Klaus de Albuquerque - Sociology and Anthropology
1989 - James L. Carew - Geology
1990 - Charles F. Beam, Jr. - Chemistry
1991 - Edmund Lee Drago - History
1992 - Beverly E. Diamond - Math
1993 - James W. Hagy - History
1994 - R. Bretley Lott - English
1995 - Caroline C. Hunt - English
1996 - Enrique Graf - Music
1997 - Lee Irwin - Religious Studies
1998 - Dinesh G. Sarvate - Math
1999 - Clark G. Reynolds - History
2000 - Jorge Marban - Spanish
2001 - Barbara M. Duval - Studio Art
2002 - Renling Jin - Math
2003 - James E. Neff - Physics
2004 - Giacomo R. DiTullio - Biology
2005 - Guoli Liu - Political Science
2006 - Louis Burnett - Biology
2007 - Paul E. Allen - English
2008 - George E. Dickinson - Sociology and Anthropology
2009 - Scott Peeples - English
2010 - P. Chris Fragile - Physics and Astronomy
2011 - Kristin D. Krantzman - Chemistry and Biochemistry
2012 - Jon E. Hakkila - Physics and Astronomy
2013 - Simon K. Lewis - English
2014 - Joe Carson - Physics
2015 - George Chartas - Physics
2016 - Kelly G. Shaver - Management and Marketing
2017 - H. Gibbs Knotts - Political Science