University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty

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 this award, the university bestows honor and recognition upon individuals for their work accomplished at Sacramento State. The award includes a professional development grant of $2,500 for use by the recipient to further their research or creative activity and 3 units of release time. Nominations can be made by any faculty member for a colleague or for her/himself.

Eligibility Requirements:
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. 

2016-17 Call for Nominations Deadline: Monday, November 7th at 11:59am.

Please click here for the 2016-17 Nomination Instructions.

Contact Information

Committee Chair
Nancy Sweet
rcachair@csus.edu

Administrative Contact
(916) 278-6402
rca@csus.edu

Current Recipient:

2016-17
TBD

Past Recipients:

2015-16
Rafael Escamilla, Professor, Physical Therapy: "Elbow Biomechanics and Elbow Injuries in Youth and Professional Baseball Pitchers: Is it an epidemic and why?"

2014-15
Doug Rice, Professor, English: "The Sweet, Sweet Ecstacy of Desire's Broken Breath" Learn More »

2013-14
No award given.

2012-13
Necmi Karagozoglu, Professor, Business Administration: “Dark Side of Humanity and Neuroscience” Learn More »

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”

2009-2010
Ernest E. Uwazie, Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution: "The ADR-Peace Education Nexus in Africa Conflict Discourses: Lessons and Opportunities"

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”

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”

2003-2004
José J. Granda, Mechanical Engineering: “Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Understanding the International Space Station and Airplanes of the Future”

2002-2003
Edward F. Gibson, Physics and Astronomy: “The Small, The Mighty, The Exotic: A View into Nuclear Physics”

2001-2002
Craig A. Kelley, Marketing: “Click, Click, Clack: Lessons Learned from the E-Marketing Experience”

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

1999-2000
Nick Trujillo, Communication Studies: “Taking Sports and Sex Seriously”

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”