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Outstanding Researchers 2022

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Researcher Award – a lifetime distinction that is received only once in an individual’s career. It is intended to honor achievements that have been validated in the scholar’s professional fields.

Charles Robert Brown, Professor of Biological Science

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Charles Brown

Charles Brown has a long and distinguished career as an ornithologist, ecologist and evolutionary biologist. In addition to publishing over 190 publications (130 since joining the Department of Biological Science at TU), Brown has received numerous national awards, including the Exemplar Award for “major long-term contributions to the study of animal behavior” (Animal Behavior Society 2009) and the Elliot Coues Award for “extraordinary contributions to ornithological research” (American Ornithologists’ Union 2003).

Brown’s internationally recognized research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of colonial cliff swallows has been supported continuously since 1986 by the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes of Health, The National Geographic Society, The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation and the Bovaird Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Brown’s research has also supported the training of 14 past and current graduate students, five postdoctoral researchers, 51 undergraduate research advisees and more than 100 undergraduate students, including 15 TU students who served as summer research assistants through the NSF REU program.

Lamont Lindstrom, Kendall Professor of Anthropology

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Lamont Lindstrom

Lamont Lindstrom has spent his entire career undertaking pathbreaking anthropological research on the islanders of Melanesia. From authoring the first dictionary in the language of the Kwamera, he has continued to produce an astonishing number of books and journal articles that have made these people known to the world.

Lindstrom is the author of 13 books from major presses, among which are several that he wrote in collaboration with other authors. He has published 47 journal articles, the vast majority of which were in top-tier journals, and nearly an equal number of book chapters. Besides this are dozens of contributions in more popular venues, making his research accessible to the wider community. Lindstrom has been a faculty member at TU since 1982, and his activities have immeasurably contributed to the building up of its national and international stature.

Saeed Samiee, Collins Professor of Marketing

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Saeed Samiee

Saeed Samiee serves as the Collins Professor of Marketing and International Business. He is a leading scholar in international marketing and business and has contributed to scholarly journals in marketing and international business, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. His research focuses on various aspects of strategy in international and global contexts with a particular attention to marketing-related issues. Samiee has over 10,000 citations on Google Scholar and has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina, Rutgers, Kent State and Notre Dame.

Along with his co-authors, Samiee received the AMA’s Excellence in Global Marketing Research Award for a 2006 article in 2015 (decade award) and the Journal of International Marketing’s Hans B. Thorelli Award (based on long-term impact) in 2020. He serves as editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, the top journal in the field of international business. He is also an associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal and is on the editorial review and/or advisory boards of 13 scholarly journals in marketing and international business.

Outstanding Researchers 2021

The University of Tulsa is honored to announce the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award – a lifetime distinction that is received only once in an individual’s career. It is intended to honor achievements that have been validated in the scholar’s professional fields.

Man with goatee wearing a grey shirt and blazer and a blue tieProfessor of Law Russell Christopher

Christopher’s work takes a theoretical approach to legal issues, blending the disciplines of philosophy and criminal law. His research appears in both legal and philosophy journals, as well as interdisciplinary philosophy and law and philosophy of law publications.

 

 

 

 

Man smiling and wearing glasses, brown blazer, blue shirt and striped tieAssociate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Keller

Keller’s research has been a blending of cross-department and cross-college collaboration with independent research. This is inherent in his research field of materials science, where a combination of chemistry, physics, and engineering is required to develop new materials.

 

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Stanley Rutland Professor of American History Andrew Wood

Wood’s research ranges across a wide variety of Mexican history and cultural subjects/approaches, including urbanization, state politics, social movements, women’s activism, popular housing, public health, music, biography, photography, film literature, civic festivals, tourism, transportation, sound studies and immigration.

 

Candidates for the Outstanding Researcher Awards were nominated by deans from Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, Collins College of Business, Oxley College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and the College of Law. Nominees were selected in recognition of their outstanding research and scholarly achievements. Other considerations included pedagogical awards, honors from scholarly societies, grants, publication citation counts or other forms of public recognition. External recognition of a faculty member’s work also factored into the selection process.

Three faculty named Outstanding Researchers for 2020

The University of Tulsa is honored to announce the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award – a lifetime distinction, received only once in an individual’s career. It is intended to honor achievements that have been validated in the scholar’s professional field.

The 2020 recipients are:
outstanding researchersJoanne Davis, Professor of Psychology: Professor Davis’ research is broadly concerned with trauma and its consequences. Particular focus of this work is on the development of sleep disorders following traumatic events, and the exploration of the effects of interpersonal violence. Notably, Joanne translates her research to make the findings useable for the broad, nonacademic community, providing seminars for organizations such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and NGOs in Tulsa including Family and Children’s Services and Domestic Violence Intervention Services.

outstanding researchersRobert Spoo, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law: Professor Spoo conducts his interdisciplinary work at the intersection of copyright law, theories of the public domain, informal norms, publishing, modern authorship and law and literature. Robert combines these distinct disciplines in scholarship that is grounded in literary and legal history and nourished by his diverse roles as literature professor, law professor, attorney and journal editor.

outstanding researchersSean Latham, Professor of English: Professor Latham’s scholarly activities focus on modern literature and culture and have drawn inspiration from the likes of James Joyce and Bob Dylan. His work intertwines with a broad interest in the cultural context of modernist aesthetics and the meanings and uses of formal innovation in 20th century literature. Since 2001, Sean has been the editor of The James Joyce Quarterly, the pre-eminent journal of Joycean studies in the world, and he also serves as the director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.

Candidates for the Outstanding Researcher Awards were nominated by deans from Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, Collins College of Business, Oxley College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and the College of Law. Nominees were selected for their recognition of outstanding research and scholarly achievements. Other considerations included pedagogical awards, honors from scholarly societies, grants, publication citation counts or other forms of public recognition. External recognition of a faculty member’s work also factored into the selection process.

Three faculty named TU Outstanding Researchers

The University of Tulsa honored its inaugural group of Outstanding Researchers at spring commencement on May 4. The Outstanding Researcher Award is a lifetime distinction, received only once in an individual’s career. It is intended to honor career-spanning achievements that have been validated in the scholar’s professional field.

These are the 2018-19 recipients:

outstanding researchersRose F. Gamble, Tandy Professor of Computer Science Engineering. Gamble developed a safety and security requirements model that can be embedded and used by a self-adaptive system to intelligently determine the least risky adaptation to deploy at runtime.

outstanding researchersJamie L. Rhudy, Director of the Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology. Rhudy’s research identifies mechanisms that contribute to and/or maintain chronic pain (particularly in Native Americans) and seeks to develop non-invasive methods for assessing individuals at risk for developing chronic pain.

Outstanding ResearchersCem Sarica, F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering. Sarica’s research has been disseminated to the public at large through more than 240 publications and incorporated in various software. He has been recognized internationally with several awards by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, most notably with an SPE John Franklin Carll Award in 2015.

Candidates for the Outstanding Researcher awards were nominated by deans from the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Collins College of Business and the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Nominees were selected for their recognition of outstanding research and scholarship achievements based on a single project or a cumulative contribution.

Other considerations included pedagogical awards, honors from scholarly societies, grants, publication citation counts or other forms of public recognition. External recognition of a faculty member’s work also factored into the selection process.

Learn more about this year’s distinguished faculty awards, including the 2018-19 Outstanding Teachers and Medicine Wheel Award recipients.