20 Faculty Members Receive Haslam Summer Scholars Research Grants

June 9, 2017

The Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards granted 20 faculty members a total of more than $400,000 to pursue high-quality research in 2017. Now in its fourth year, the program has more than tripled in size since its inception. 

“These awards reward our faculty for recent performance and incentivize our top researchers to continue their great work,” said Charles Noble, associate dean for research and faculty and the Henry Professor for Business. “More and more, these summer research awards also are an expectation for faculty at top business schools.”

Faculty members will hold their research designations for the entirety of the upcoming academic year. The recipients represent every discipline within the Haslam College of Business.

Chad Autry — Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow

John Bell — Stewart Bartley Family Faculty Research Fellow

Hamparsum Bozdogan — Sara Alice and Tommy Bronson Excellence Fund

Celeste Carruthers — Ed Boling Business Faculty Research Endowment 

Russell Crook — Cheryl Massingale Faculty Research Fellow

Lauren Cunningham — Nancy & David McKinney Business Fund

Larry Fauver — Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow

LeAnn Luna — Jeff & Janet Davis Faculty Research Fellow

Timothy Munyon — Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow

Linda Myers — William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow

Stephanie Noble — William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow

Georg Schaur — R. Stanley Bowden II Faculty Research Fellow

Matthew Serfling — Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow

Wendy Tate — Cheryl Massingale Faculty Research Fellow

Christian Vossler — Charles & Dorothy Duggan Faculty Research Fellow

Marianne Wanamaker — Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow

David Williams — William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow

Tracie Woidtke — Charlie & Caroline Newcomer Fund

Russell Zaretzki — Joe Johnson Faculty Research Fellow

Wenjun Zhou — Roy & Audry Fancher Fund

The Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards are funded by private contributions and by the Chancellor’s Faculty Support Challenge.

“We are grateful to the donors who make this funding, and our continued pursuit of becoming a top 25-ranked research institution, possible,” Noble said.   

The program underpins the college’s strategic initiative to increase the visibility and impact of knowledge-creation activities. The awards recognize the scholarship of tenure-track faculty members based on their research productivity over the prior three-year period.