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Research Awards

The Outstanding Researcher Awards were first proposed by the University Research Council in 1984 to recognize individuals actively involved in research. Awards are given to individuals who are beginning their academic careers, to those who have conducted research at an outstanding level among peers in their college, and to those who have conducted research at an outstanding level among peers at the University.

College of Business Outstanding Researcher Award

Purpose of the award: The purpose of selecting a faculty member to receive the College Research Award is to recognize a colleague who demonstrates:

  • A consistent record of scholarly productivity;
  • Significant contributions to his / her discipline;
  • A research record considered outstanding in comparison to his/her colleagues in the college and consistent with the record of previous College of Business Outstanding Researcher award recipients.

The award also confirms the college's commitment to support and reward the scholarly productivity of the faculty.

Outstanding University Researcher Award

This award recognizes faculty members who are acknowledged for:

  • Their research nationally or internationally,
  • Their quality of scholarly work
  • Their contribution to profession / discipline.

For more information regarding Outstanding University Researcher Awards contact:

Research and Sponsored Programs
Hovey Hall 310
Campus Box 3040
Normal, IL 61790-3040
Phone: (309) 438-2528

Research Initiative Awards

This award recognizes faculty members who have initiated a promising research agenda early in their academic careers. Nominees must be Illinois State University tenure-track faculty members who have completed five years or less in a tenure-track position at any institution of higher education. Nominees must currently be involved in research and must show promise of making a significant contribution to their fields of study.

For more information regarding Research Initiative Awards contact:

Research and Sponsored Programs
Hovey Hall 310
Campus Box 3040
Normal, IL 61790-3040
Phone: (309) 438-2528

Cross-Disciplinary Team Research Award

Formerly known as the Outstanding Team Research Award

The Cross-Disciplinary Team Research award recognizes exemplary collaborative research conducted by multiple investigators from different disciplines. Team nominees and the selection committee will adhere to the definition of research as provided by the University Research Council and appearing in the Criteria for the Evaluation of Scholarship and Creative Productivity. This award recognizes research teams of two or more investigators for their (a) nationally, even internationally, visible research, (b) high quality of scholarly work, and (c) contribution to multiple professions/disciplines.

Research teams selected for this honor will receive a $3,000 award.

For more information regarding Cross-Disciplinary Team Research Awards contact:

Research and Sponsored Programs
Hovey Hall 310
Campus Box 3040
Normal, IL 61790-3040
Phone: (309) 438-2528

Past Winners of COB Outstanding Researcher Award

  • 2014-15: Yongmei Liu - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2013-14: Somnath Lahiri - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2011: Jim Jawahar - Management & Quantitative Methods Department, co-recipent
  • 2011: Dennis Patten - Accounting Department, co-recipent
  • 2010: Victor Devinatz - Management & Quantitative Methods Department, co-recipent
  • 2010: Aysen Bakir - Marketing Department, co-recipent
  • 2009: Steve Taylor - Marketing Department
  • 2008: Yu-Luen Ma - Finance, Insurance & Law Department
  • 2007: Gary Hunter - Marketing Department
  • 2006: Jack Howard - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2005: Askar Choudhury - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2004: Elango Balasubramanian - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2003: Victor Devinatz - Management & Quantitative Methods Department and Den Patten - Accounting Department
  • 2002: Jim Jawahar - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 2001: No Recipient
  • 2000: James Carson - Finance, Insurance & Law Department
  • 1999: No Recipient
  • 1998: No Recipient
  • 1997: Victor Devinatz - Management & Quantitative Methods Department and Steve Taylor - Marketing Department
  • 1996: Kevin Celuch - Marketing Department
  • 1995: Mark Slama - Marketing Department
  • 1994: S.J. Chang - Finance, Insurance & Law Department and John Lust - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 1993: Masoud Hemmasi - Management & Quantitative Methods Department and Rose Mary Wentling, ASOT
  • 1992: Ralph Wray - Business Teacher Education
  • 1991: Lee Graf - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 1990: Han Bin Kang - Finance, Insurance & Law Department
  • 1989: Sharad Chitgopekar - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 1988: Ken Newgren - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 1987: Dixie Mills - Finance, Insurance & Law Department
  • 1986: Alan Reichert - Finance, Insurance & Law Department; Ramaswamy Radhakrishnan and Michael Dumler - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
  • 1985: Jim Cox - Marketing Department
  • 1984: G.N. Naidu - Finance, Insurance & Law Department
  • 1983: Ahmed Abdel-Halim - Management & Quantitative Methods Department
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