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Award Winners 2012

It is with pleasure that we announce the names of those who have earned this year's Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty, Alumni Association Distinguished Research, Alumni Association Distinguished Advising, Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching, Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards, and the Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award.

Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award

Dipankar Disgupta, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science


Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards

Distinguished Research in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Award

Sanjay R. Mishra, Ph.D.
Department of Physics

Distinguished Research in Social Sciences and Business

Margaret Vandiver, Ph.D.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Distinguished Research in the Humanities

Emily Austin Thrush, Ph.D.
Department of English

Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts Award

Beth Edwards, M.F.A.
Department of Art

Alumni Association Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award

Joy A. Clay, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Awards

Robert G. Blanton, Ph.D.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Department of Political Science

Sara Jane Williams, M.A.
University College

Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards

Peter Wright, Ph.D.
Department of Management

Tammy R. Jones, M.A.
Department of English

Sara K. Bridges, Ph.D.
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Thomas O. Meservy, Ph.D.
Department of Management Information Systems

Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards

Mark Barry Freilich, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry

Kriangsiri Malasri, M.S.
Department of Computer Science


Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award

Sheri Lipman, J.D.
University Counsel

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