Nominations Due Thursday, February 7th, 2013, 4:30pm
Each year the faculty members at Middle Tennessee State University nominate their peers for the Distinguished Research Award. This award recognizes research achievement defined as "original creative scholarly activity, which generates new knowledge, product or application." This award generally represents the combined results of a systematic research program. This award also carries a monetary honorarium from the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation.
- SCOPE: For the purpose of this award, research includes original creative scholarly activity, which generates new knowledge, product or application. This definition includes empirical studies, analytical literature searches which result in substantial modification of existing explanations of events, and/or creation of scholarly works of expression or appreciation. This award is not designed to recognize a single major breakthrough, but generally represents the combined results of a systematic research program.
- ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the award, the research should meet at least two of the following
- Originality: The research should generate new knowledge, new creative expression, or substantially reorganize and reinterpret existing knowledge.
- Advancement: The research should foster the development of theory and explanations of topics or directly contribute to the understanding and solution of important problems.
- Recognition: The research must be recognized as a significant contribution to the academic discipline.
- REQUIREMENT: The research must have been performed while an employee of MTSU and either worked upon or completed within the last five years.
- NOMINATION PROCEDURES:
- All nominations should be sent to the Ingram Building, Room 011B, or mailed to Emily Born at MTSU Box 134.
- All full-time, non-temporary faculty members, except those who have been recipients
within the previous five years (see below list), are eligible for nomination. No one
is eligible for more than one Foundation Award in any given year. Recipients of the
MTSU Distinguished Research Award within the previous five years are:
Dr. Allen E. Hibbard (English)
Dr. Tibor Koritsanszky (Chemistry)
Dr. Jeffrey L. Walck (Biology)
Dr. Jeff LeBlond (Biology)
Dr. George Benz ( Biology)
Dr. David Lavery (English)
Dr. Michael Sanger (Chemistry)
Dr. Rong Luo (Mathematics)
Dr. Charlie Baum (Economics and Finance)
Dr. Abdul Khaliq (Mathematics)
Dr. Don Morgan (Health and Human Performance)
Dr. Philip Phillips (English)
Dr. Mark Anshel (Health and Human Performance)
Dr.Angela Mertig (Sociology and Anthropology)
Dr. Don Hong (Mathematical Sciences)
Dr. Ron Aday (Sociology and Anthropology)
Dr. Bruce Cahoon (Biology)
- Nominations must be submitted by two faculty members within the discipline or closely allied fields. A faculty member may recommend no more than one nominee.
- With reference to the stated criteria and in consultation with members of the academic discipline, the following materials are requested for consideration: VITA, plus no more than three representative pieces of work and two references (email address of references must be included). The materials presented will be reviewed by the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee, which will select at least five finalists.
- The finalists will be further evaluated by the Faculty Research & Creative Activity Committee and an ex-officio member of the MTSU Foundation. In addition to a review of materials used in the initial screening, the evaluation may include a personal interview and any additional information the committee may deem appropriate. The three Distinguished Research Award recipients will be announced at the Annual Fall Faculty Meeting.
Any further questions, please contact Emily Born at 494-8918 or email@example.com.