A line of trophies

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2020 have been presented to Scott Hartley, Volwiler distinguished professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry; Terri Messman-Moore, professor in the department of psychology; and Elizabeth Wardle, Howe professor in the department of English and director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence.

The 2020 class of Miami University Distinguished Scholars are (from left to right) Scott Hartley, Terri Messman-Moore, and Elizabeth Wardle

Distinguished Scholar Awards honor faculty whose sustained excellence in research or other creative activity has brought them prominence in their fields.

Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Andrew Paluch, associate professor in the department of chemical, paper, and biomedical engineering; Ryan Gunderson, assistant professor in the department of sociology and gerontology; Brittany Aronson, an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership; and Rosemary Pennington, assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film.

The 2020 class of Miami University Junior Faculty Scholars are (from left to right) Andrew Paluch, Ryan Gunderson, Brittany Aronson, and Rosemary Pennington

Junior Faculty Scholar Awards honor faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research or artistry and have achieved significant standing in their fields. Candidates for the Junior Faculty Scholar Award must have received their highest degree no more than eight years before the time of nomination.

The scholars, named by the committee on faculty research, each receive a $2,000 grant for the pursuit of further research.

They were to be honored at the University Awards Reception, which was scheduled for March 17, but canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Trophy photo by Brad.K via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license. Faculty photos by Miami University Photo Services.

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