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Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award

 

This University-wide award is given annually to a Sacramento State faculty member who has, over many years, made significant contributions to a discipline through scholarly activity, creative/artistic endeavors, research and publication.  Through the OSA award, the university bestows honor and recognition upon individuals for their work accomplished at Sacramento State.

 

Faculty members who have been at Sac State for at least ten academic years in a tenured or tenure track position are eligible for the award. The award includes a professional development grant of $2,500 for use by the recipient to further their research or creative activity. Nominations can be made by any faculty member for a colleague or for her/himself.

 

Outstanding Scholary Achievement Award Recipients

2012-2013

Necmi Karagozoglu - Professor, Business Administration: “Dark side of Humanity and Neuroscience”

 

2011-2012

No Award Given

 

2010-2011

Robert W. Wassmer - Professor and Chair of Public Policy and Administration: “The Recent Pervasive External Effects of Residential Home Foreclosure in the Sacramento Area” DETAILS>

 

2009-2010

Dr. Ernest E. Uwazie - Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2008-2009

Warren Smith - Electrical & Electronic Engineering: "A Sacramento State Biomedical Engineer: Developing New Monitors to Help Surgery Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and Children"

 

2007-2008

Marcus Marsh - Mathematics and Statistics: "Generalizations of the Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem" ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2006-2007

David Madden - English: "One Scholar's Odyssey: Research at the CSU"

2005-2006 - No award was made.

2004-2005

Robert Brady - Art: "Body-Language and Enchantment" ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2003-2004

José J. Granda - Mechanical Engineering: "Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Understanding the International Space Station and Airplanes of the Future" ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2002-2003
Edward F. Gibson - Physics and Astronomy: "The Small, The Mighty, The Exotic:  A View into Nuclear Physics" ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2001-2002
Craig A. Kelley - Marketing: "Click, Click, Clack: Lessons Learned from the E-Marketing Experience" ABSTRACT (PDF)>

 

2000-2001
Thomas Tien-I Liu - Mechanical Engineering: "Information Technology, Concurrent Design, and Continuous Improvement: Techniques for Global Competitiveness" DETAILS>

 

1999-2000
Nick Trujillo - Communication Studies: "Taking Sports and Sex Seriously" DETAILS>

 

1998-99
Mark M. Hennelly, Jr. - English: "Framing the Gothic: From Pillar to Post-Structuralism"

 

1997-98
William Lovitt - Philosophy: "Martin Heidegger on Art and Technology"

 

1996-97
Arthur H. Williamson - History: "Meet the Beast: The Apocalypse in the Making and Unmaking of the Modern World—From Jesus to Reagan and Applewhite"

 

1995-96
Anthony M. Platt - Social Work: " ‘The Land That Never Has Been Yet’: U.S. Race Relations at the Crossroads"

 

1994-95
Paul N. Goldstene - Government: "Science, Technology, and Promises Broken: The Current Politics of Cynicism"

 

1993-94
Alexandre Kimenyi - Ethnic Studies: "Iconicity of Language"

 

1992-93
M. Hossein Partovi - Physics: "Of Time, Uncertainty, Chaos and the Sound of Light"

 

1991-92
William A. Dorman - Journalism: "The Press and Global Conflict: Beyond the Cold War"

 

1990-91
Irv Faria - Physical Education: "Physiological Determinants of Human Performance"

 

1989-90
Dennis Schmitz - English: "Poetry as Re-search"

 

1988-89
Sue (Chung Sul Youn) Kim - Chemistry: "Design and Synthesis of Polymers Through Analysis of Structure—Property Relationship" (Non-Technical Presentation)

 

1987-88
Donald E. Hall - Physics: "The Shaping of Science By Communication, Technology, and Imagination"

 

1986-87
Mary E. Giles - Humanities: "The Ecstatic Scholar"

 

1985-86
John W. Connor - Anthropology: "Changing Trends in Achievement Motivation in Japanese and American Students"

 

1984-85
Mary Mackey - English: "The Past Recaptured: Time From a Novelist’s Perspective"

 

1983-84
Miklos Udvardy - Biological Sciences: "Biogeography and Biological Conversation"

 

1982-83
John van Gigch - Management: "The Meaning of Truth"

 

 1982-83
Fausto Avendano - Foreign Languages: "The American Immigrant Experience: The Case of the Portuguese Immigrant as Seen Through ­Literature"

 

1981-82
Stephen L. Harris - Humanities: "The Fires Next Time: Learning to Live With Our Western Volcanoes"

 

1980-81
Frederick Reardon - Mechanical Engineering: "Some Energy Alternatives for the Eighties and Beyond"

 

1979-80
William Allen - Art: "Transient Poet"

 

1978-79
Lester H. Gabriel - Civil Engineering: "Why Not Research?"

 

1977-78
Robert L. Curry - Economics: "Bloodbath in Southern Africa: Can it be Avoided?"

 

1976-77
Eugene B. Redmond - English: "Origins of Afro-American Ritual Expression:  Or, in Search of the Soular System"

 

1976-77
Charles L. Hagopian - Mathematics and Statistics: "Basic Ideas and Applications of Topology"

 

1975-76
Albert Cook - Electrical Engineering: "Biomedical Engineering: The Case for ­Interdisciplinary Dialogue"

 

1973-74
Joan Hoff Wilson - History: "Herbert Hoover: Hero of the New Left?"

 

1972-73
Rebecca  P. Parkin - English: "Utopian Vision and Political Expedience: Alexander Pope’s ‘Feathered People’ Versus the Hogs of Westphaly"

 

1970-71
Ian P. McGreal - Philosophy: "Puritan and Primitive: The Divided American"

 

1969-70
Kenneth Kerri - Civil Engineering: "Allocation of Water for Water Quality Control"

 

1968-69
Richard W. Fish - Chemistry: "Description of Research in ­Organometallic Chemistry"

 

1967-68
Trevor Davey, Boris Kaufman - Mechanical Engineering: "Design of Prosthetic Heart Valves"

 

 1966-67
Rodney Sime - Chemistry: "The Structure of Education in Germany: A Comparison with California"

 

1965-66
Gloria Cline - History: "The Hudson’s Bay Company as a Source for North American Research"

 

1964-65 
Irving McKee - English: "The Intellectual Game"

 

1963-64
John Mizelle - Biological Sciences: "Parasitism, Parasites and Research"

 

1962-63
Joseph McGowan - History: "History-Myth or Science"

 

1961-62
Thomas Williams - Anthropology: "Custom and Civilization"