Faculty Award in Scholarship

About the Faculty Award in Scholarship

The annual Faculty Award in Scholarship is supported by funds provided by the UD Alumni Association, in order to honor excellence in scholarship. The Faculty Awards Committee selects the ranked faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself in scholarship while at the University of Dayton. Two or more faculty members may be nominated as a team or may submit a joint application if they have produced collaborative work. In addition, the Committee may select co-recipients.

The recipient of the Award receives $3,000, funded by the Alumni Association. If two or more faculty members win as a team, all will share equally in the Award and the $3,000 will be divided between them. In addition, the individual or team selected receives University recognition and may be invited to make a public presentation at appropriate University ceremonies and forums, conduct a seminar, speak with alumni groups, and so forth.

The nomination process is easy; send your recommendations to Faculty Awards at facultyawards@udayton.edu, and the awards committee will contact nominees to notify them they have been nominated, and encourage them to apply.   The application process is also straightforward, and the application materials are due to the nominee’s dean’s office by January 25, 2019.  

Self-nominations are also acceptable.  Materials for a self-nomination are due to your dean’s office by January 25, 2019.

Application Procedure

If nominees decide to apply, all applications must be submitted to his/her dean’s office, not directly to the Faculty Awards Committee, for approval by January 25, 2019.  Please note that this is a change to past procedure.  Nominations may typically come from people who are most familiar with faculty work, such as department chairs and/or colleagues; self-nominations are also acceptable.

Click here for the Scholarship Award application

There is no limit on the number of applications an academic unit can submit to the Faculty Awards Committee. Nominees can, if they wish, remain under consideration for three consecutive years.

Applicants may remain in the pool of candidates for a period of three consecutive years from the time of first application, and will be invited (though not required) to update their materials should they choose to be re-considered for the awards.

Once a person receives the Award, she or he is not eligible to apply again for the same award in subsequent years.

Deans or their designees will email a single copy of the application for each applicant to facultyawards@udayton.edu no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please note that this process has been changed to make it more efficient and sustainable.  Nominations and supporting materials should come only from deans’ offices, and materials received after the deadline cannot be accepted.  Any questions may be directed to committee chair Pam Young (pyoung1@udayton.edu).


Composition of Selection Committee

This year the Faculty Awards Committee, appointed by the Provost, consists of Co-chairs Pam Young (Educational Administration) and Blake Watson (School of Law), Fred Jenkins (University Libraries), Roger Crum (Art and Design), Saverio Perugini (Computer Science), Dave Myszka (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Valerie Mershimer-Mohr (Advancement), Susan Brown (LTC, ex officio), students Jenna Sorensen (Exercise Physiology) and Maggie Ward (English, Political Science), and a TBD faculty member from the School of Business Administration.



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