Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments Committee, Faculty

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 9

Faculty:  9*

Updated:  September 2022

* Including the Chair and the Chair-Elect

Purpose. Encourages research at all levels within the University Faculty and provides recognition for such performance; determines the criteria by which monetary awards and possibly other forms of recognition are to be given to faculty members who display excellence in research to the University community; and determines the recipients of a $5,000 monetary award for excellence in research to the University community. Members of the committee are not eligible for nomination.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments from University Faculty Senate nominations.  The committee consists of nine faculty members, including one representative from each of the eight colleges and one representative from the Newton Gresham Library (NGL).  Faculty members will serve three-year rotating terms, with three members rotating off at the end of each fiscal year.

Chair Appointment. The Chair will serve a one-year term ending August 31.

Chair-Elect Appointment.  The Chair-Elect is elected by the committee members and will serve a one-year term ending August 31, serving as Chair the following year.  (Note:  When elected, the Chair-Elect must have at least two years remaining on the committee.)

Note: Past Winners of this award can be found here.

Committee Members

**Name appears more than once

Term for Chair expires August 31, 2023
**Baburhan Uzum, Chair, College of Business Administration

Term for Chair-Elect expires August 31, 2023
Jolene Reed, Chair-Elect, College of Education

Terms expire August 31, 2023
Baburhan Uzum, College of Education

Terms expire August 31, 2024
Junkun Ma, College of Science and Engineering Technology

Yan Zhang, College of Criminal Justice
Stephen Brown, College of Health Sciences
Hiranya Nath, College of Education
Sureni Mullegama, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mario Aschauer, College of Arts and Media
Susan Strickland, Newton Gresham Library
Diane Dowdey, College of Humanities and Social Sciences


To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Dr. Tama Hamrick