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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 7, 2020
Submission of Supporting Materials Deadline: January 18, 2021

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.

2020 Faculty Research and Scholarship Award Winner, Dr. Catherine Buell


Past Honorees

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.