The Office of the Provost
Awards Winners for Faculty Convocation 2009
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Alumni Association Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award
Dorothy Norris-Tirrell

Since her arrival at the University in 1993, Dr. Norris-Tirrell has successfully fulfilled the criteria for scholarship that engages and serves the community. She has served as a leader with the Mid-South American Humanics Collaborative, helping nonprofit employees such as Volunteer Memphis and Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis. She has trained over 300 volunteers to serve as nonprofit board members through Board Connection using curriculum she designed. She provides information to over 600 Mid-South nonprofit leaders through CONNECT!, a quarterly e-newsletter she created. She has also worked with United Way of Mid-South developing assessment and accountability systems.

Dr. Norris-Tirrell has 30 refereed publications, more than 35 conference presentations, and over $450,000 in grant and contract funding. Students and other faculty have actively participated in her research.

Dr. Norris-Tirrell does not simply perform research in the community; she actively and successfully performs engaged scholarship within the community.

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