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University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award

The University Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Award recognizes Clemson University faculty who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition. Faculty selected for URSAAA recognition are lifetime appointees invited to participate in an annual celebration.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Research Advisory Board solicit recommendations for the inaugural class. Recommendations are due April 16, 2018 by emailing vpr@clemson.edu. The inaugural class will be announced May 9, 2018 at the 2018 Research Symposium at the Watt Family Innovation Center.

Call for Recipients

2018 URSAAA Recipients

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    Marco Ajello
    Assistant Professor
    Physics and Astronomy
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Todd Anderson
    Assistant Professor
    Art
    Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, November 2017-February 2018
    AAH

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    Jeffrey N. Anker
    Associate Professor
    Chemistry
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Scott Baier
    Chair
    Economics
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB

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    John Ballato
    J. E. Sirrine Endowed Chair in Optical Fiber
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Fellow of: The American Ceramic Society; International Society of Optical Engineering; Optical Society of America; Academician in the World Academy of Ceramics; National Academy of Inventors
    CECAS

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    Celeste Bates
    Associate Professor
    Education and Human Development
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CoE

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    Donald Beasley
    Professor
    Mechanical Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Stan Birchfield
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    David Blakesley
    Professor and Campbell Chair in Technical Communication
    English
    Fellows of the Rhetoric Society of America and awarded the George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award.
    AAH

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    Howard Bodenhorn
    Professor
    Economics
    John Simon Guggenheim Fellow​ship in 2008/09.
    CoB

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    Rajendra K. Bordia
    Chair
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Fellow, American Ceramic Society; Fellow, Indian Institute of Metals; Fellow (Academician), World Academy of Ceramics; Humboldt Senior Scientist Research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
    CECAS

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    James Bottum
    Research Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CECAS

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    Vernon Burton
    Professor
    History
    Pew National Fellow Carnegie Scholar (2000-2001)
    AAH

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    Murray S. Daw
    R.A. Bowen Professor
    Physics and Astronomy
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Liang Dong
    Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CECAS

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    Andrew Duchowski
    Professor
    School of Computing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Gerald P. Dwyer
    Professor and BB&T Scholar
    Economics
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB

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    F. Alex Feltus
    Associate Professor
    Genetics and Biochemistry
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Anand Gramopadhye
    Dean
    College of Engineering, Computing and Aplied Sciences
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CECAS

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    William Haller
    Associate Professor
    Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CBSHS

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    Dieter Hartmann
    Professor
    Physics and Astronomy
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Cynthia Haynes
    Professor
    English
    Rhetoric Society of America 2017 Annual Book Award
    AAH

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    Sandra Hedetniemi
    Professor
    School of Computing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Stephen Hedetniemi
    Professor Emeritus
    School of Computing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Larry Hodges
    Professor
    School of Computing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Adam Hoover
    Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Bruce King
    Professor
    Psychology
    Fellow for three international societies: Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
    CBSHS

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    Miriam Konkel
    Assistant Professor
    Genetics and Biochemistry
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Robin Kowalski
    Professor
    Psychology
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CBSHS

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    Stephen Kresovich
    Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Endowed Chair of Genetics
    Genetics and Biochemistry; Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million, and publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CAFLS

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    Thomas Kuehn
    Professor
    History
    National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2003-04; Marraro Prize of the American Historical Association, 2010
    AAH

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    Michael LeMahieu
    Associate Professor
    English
    American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for 2018-2019
    AAH

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    Susan Limber
    Dan Olweus Distinguished Professor
    Youth, Family and Community Studies
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CBSHS

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    Haibo Liu
    Professor
    Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CAFLS

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    Gordon (Jeff) Love
    Research Professor
    Languages
    First member of the Clemson faculty to be selected as a National Humanities Center Fellow.
    AAH

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    Igor Luzinov
    Professor
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Ken Marcus
    Professor
    Chemistry
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and the National Academy of Inventors.
    CoS

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    Russ Marion
    Professor
    Educational & Organizational Leadership Development
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoE

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    Joseph P. Mazer
    Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair
    Communicaton
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CBSHS

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    Bert McCarty
    Professor
    Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Among fewer than 30 individuals worldwide to achieve each of the following: the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award; and fellowships with Crop Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy
    CAFLS

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    James McCubbin
    Professor
    Psychology
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations. Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society for Behavioral Medicine
    CBSHS

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    Ashok Mirshra
    Assistant Professor
    Civil Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Maribel Morey
    Assistant Professor
    History
    Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corpoartion of New Yorl (2016-2018)
    AAH

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    Lee Morrissey
    Professor
    English
    Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Ireland-Galway, in the 2010-2011 academic year.
    AAH

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    Angela Naimou
    Associate Professor
    English
    2016 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize
    AAH

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    Jason Osborne
    Dean
    Graduate School
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    Grad School

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    June J. Pilcher
    Alumni Distinguished Professor
    Psychology
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations and Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar Award and Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health.
    CBSHS

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    T. Andrew Poehlman
    Assistant Professor
    Marketing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB

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    Brian A Powell
    Professor
    Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CECAS/CoS

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    Samantha A. Price
    Assistant Professor
    Biological Sciences
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Apparao Rao
    Associate Dean for Discovery
    College of Science
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Aleda Roth
    Burlington Industries Distinguished Professor
    Management
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB

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    Laxmikant Saraf
    Director
    Electron Microscopy Lab
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    EM Facility

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    Mark Small
    Chair
    Youth, Family and Community Studies
    Fulbright awards in 2004 as a traditional scholar in the Czech Republic; in 2006 as a senior specialist in the Czech Republic; and as a core scholar in Albania from 2015-1017, and publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CBSHS

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    Kerry Smith
    Professor
    Genetics and Biochemistry
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CoS

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    Chad Sosolik
    Professor
    Physics and Astronomy
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CoS

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    Steven J. Stuart
    Professor
    Chemistry
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Robert Tamura
    Professor
    Economics
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB

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    Lesly Temesvari
    Alumni Distinguished Professor
    Biological Sciences
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CoS

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    Jerry Tessendorf
    Professor
    School of Computing
    Received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
    CECAS

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    Sumanta Tewari
    Associate Professor
    Physics and Astronomy
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Terry Tritt
    Professor and Chair
    Physics and Astronomy
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoS

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    Brygg Ullmer
    Professor
    School of Computing
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CECAS

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    Marek Urban
    J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations and fellowship in the Chemical Heritage Foundation, The Royal Society of Chemistry, and The American Chemical Society (Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division)
    CECAS

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    Victor J. Vitanza
    Professor
    English
    Fellows of the Rhetoric Society of America and awarded the George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award.
    AAH

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    Narendra R Vyavahare
    Hunter Endowed Chair
    Bioengineering
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CECAS

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    Sarah White
    Associate Professor
    Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Annual expenditures exceeding $1 million
    CAFLS

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    Paul Wilson
    Professor
    Economics
    Publication exceeding 1,000 citations
    CoB