Lindsey Harding

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2016 Lindsey Harding, a recent doctoral graduate in English, distinguished herself by producing a sophisticated dissertation that investigated multi-modal forms of writing, including photography and digital archives. A hybrid of creative non-fiction and faux documentary, personal family history and rhetorical criticism, photography...

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Michael Baer

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2016 Michael Baer, a recent doctoral graduate in management, studies the concepts of trust and fairness in the workplace. His dissertation examines the motives that drive managers to engage in trusting behaviors toward their employees. Some of his other work demonstrates the...

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Yiping Zhao

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Yiping Zhao, professor of physics, has made tremendous contributions to the field of nanotechnology. He has developed a method to rapidly and accurately detect viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants using a technique known as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, or SERS, which measures...

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Thomas Mote

Thomas Mote

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Thomas Mote, professor of geography, is a world-renowned expert on the impact of climate change and variability on the Earth’s water cycle, particularly the “cryosphere,” which includes ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and snow cover. Some of his most notable work involves...

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Elena Karahanna

Elena Karahanna

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, is an exceptionally high-impact researcher and an authority on the implementation and use of information systems. In particular, her research has provided significant contributions to our knowledge about attitudinal and emotional factors that...

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Roberto Docampo

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Roberto Docampo, professor of cellular biology and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, is renowned for his work on Chagas disease and sleeping sickness, potentially fatal parasitic infections that have ravaged populations in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, respectively. He is credited with discovering...

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Jennifer McDowell

Creative Research Award 2016 Jennifer McDowell, professor of psychology, is an outstanding researcher who has dedicated much of her professional career to the study of cognition and brain function in healthy humans as well as those with psychiatric disorders. She integrates behavioral and multi-modal brain imaging...

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Daniel Nakano

Creative Research Award 2016 Daniel Nakano, Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics, is renowned for his contributions to representation theory, which includes the study of Lie algebras, algebraic groups and quantum groups. This important branch of mathematics impacts many fields, including chemistry and physics, as it originated...

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James Leebens-Mack

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