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 & Carolyn 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.