Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Surpass the $1M Funding Mark

June 27, 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards have funded more than $1 million in faculty research. In 2018,  a total of more than $400,000 was granted to 20 faculty members to pursue high-quality research, up from six awards at the program’s inception.

“Well over half of the awards this year continue fellowships that began last year, which gets to the heart of their purpose,” Charles Noble, associate dean for research and faculty and the Henry Professor for Business, said. “We want our top researchers to have the resources they need to continue their excellent pursuits.”

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 — Wisecarver Faculty Research Fellow
Michel Ballings — Nancy & David McKinney Faculty Research Fellow
John Bell — Stewart Bartley Family Faculty Research Fellow
Celeste Carruthers — Sara Alice and Tommy Bronson Faculty Research Fellow
Russell Crook — Cheryl Massingale Faculty Research Fellow
Larry Fauver — Charlie & Caroline Newcomer Faculty Research Fellow
Matthew Harris — Kay & Bill Whitman Faculty Research Fellow
Mary Holcomb — Charles & Dorothy Duggan Faculty Research Fellow
Timothy Munyon — Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow
Linda Myers — Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow
Terry Neal — Ed Boling Faculty Research Fellow
Stephanie Noble — William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow
Andy Puckett — Jeff & Janet Davis 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
Marianne Wanamaker — Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow
David Williams — William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow
Russell Zaretzki — Joe Johnson Faculty Research Fellow
Wenjun Zhou — Roy & Audry Fancher Faculty Research Fellow

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

“These types of fellowships are expected in the very best academic business programs,” Noble said. “The donors who help make these awards possible are truly contributing to our mission.” 

The program supports 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.