The University's Outstanding Researcher Award was first presented in 1975 and has been awarded on an annual basis. Recipients of the award must fit specific criteria that the Outstanding Researcher committee takes into account.
The criteria includes a significant amount of work being done by the nominee with recognition given to the university, and clear evidence of national and/or international stature. The nominee's curriculum vitae should include refereed papers, presentations, monographs, books or any other type of critically reviewed activity, and any other awards and honors the nominee may have received. In the areas where research grants are recognized as an important part of the research effort, there must be clear evidence that the nominee has been competitive for such grants at the national and/or international level. The committee will consider both the quality and quantity of the nominee's work, throughout his/her academic career.
The committee that chooses the recipient is comprised of the award's past five honorees.
|1975||Hyung Kyu Shin||Chemistry|
|1976||R.A. and Beatrix Gardner*||Psychology|
|1981||Alan S. Ryall||Seismology|
|1982||No award given|
|1983||William H. Jacobsen, Jr.||English|
|1985||Bruce Douglas||Civil Engineering|
|1988||Thomas J. Nickles||Philosophy|
|1995||Catherine S. Fowler||Anthropology|
|1996||Manoranjan Misra||Chemical Metallurgical Engineering|
|1997||Steven C. Hayes||Psychology|
|1999||William Douglass||Basque Studies|
|2000||M Saiid Saiidi||Civil Engineering|
|2001||Donald L Hardesty||Anthropology|
|2002||Kathleen Keef||Physiology & Cell Biology|
|2003||Donald Fowler||Historic Pres|
|2006||Faramarz Gordaninejad||Mechanical Engineering|
|2008||Iain L. O. Buxton||Pharmacology|
|2012||Thomas Kozel||Microbiology & Immunology|