Faculty Research and Scholarship Award

Purpose of Award

To recognize and encourage excellence in faculty scholarship.


Faculty members who have held full-time, continuous appointments at Fitchburg State for a minimum of five years. Previous recipients will not be eligible for a period of five years.

Application Procedure

To apply for this prestigious award or nominate a faculty member, address a letter of application/nomination and include a resume, supporting documentation, and a letter of collegial testimony to:

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award Committee, c/o Joanne Rivard.

  • Application and Nomination Deadline: December 3, 2021
  • Submission of Supporting Materials Deadline: January 14, 2022

Note: Letter of application/nomination and supporting materials are preferred electronically.

Description of the Award

Recipients are faculty with a meritorious record of academic research, creative activity, scholarship, and mastery of subject matter. The awardees characterize the essence of teacher scholars who draw on the research and scholarship to inform and improve student learning through shared study, experimentation and analysis.

Composition of the Award Committee

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and previous years' recipients will review applications and nominations. Each year, the most recent recipient is added to the selection committee.

Supporting Materials

Each applicant should provide sufficient supporting material for the committee to evaluate. Such material should include at least the following information:

  • A statement certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.
  • A biographical sketch and/or curriculum vitae or resume, which must include a record of her/his research record.
  • Complete documentation attesting to the applicant’s research.

Research and Scholarship is measured by contributions to the knowledge and/or practice of the discipline as evidenced by qualitative and quantitative research published in refereed scholarly journals. Measures of mastery include collegial testimony, as well as a sample of published documents.

2021 Faculty Research and Scholarship Award Winner, Dr. Michael J. Hove

Past Honorees

  • 2021 – Michael Hove
  • 2020 – Catherine Buell
  • 2019 – Kisha Tracy
  • 2018 – Kate Rye Jewell
  • 2017 – Teresa Fava Thomas
  • 2016 – Eric Budd
  • 2015 – Jeffrey Warmouth
  • 2014 – Benjamin Railton
  • 2013 – Michael Hoberman
  • 2012 – Susan Williams
  • 2011 – Joshua Spero
  • 2010 – Jannette McMenamy
  • 2009 – Susan Wadsworth
  • 2008 – Maria Jaramillo
  • 2007 – Christopher Cratsley
  • 2006 – Robert Wellman
  • 2005 – Benjamin Lieberman
  • 2004 – Paul Weizer
  • 2003 – Robin Dinda
  • 2002 – Cynthia Tower-Crosson
  • 2001 – Nancy Wiegersma
  • 2000 – Howard Thomas

If you have any questions, please email Joanne Rivard at jrivard@fitchburgstate.edu.