The University Scholar Award is designed to recognize research and creative activities. This award is given to a faculty member who has achieved a position of prominence in his or her discipline through creative research activities. Examples of distinguished achievements include research, publications, grant receipts, art exhibitions, works of art, fine arts performances, and literary works. More information about this award can be found at the Office of Research.
Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure track faculty who have been employed at Western Carolina University for at least 3 years. Previous winners are not eligible for five years. Nominees may not hold an administrative position above Department head level. An awards subcommittee of the Faculty Scholarship Advisory Council will review the portfolios and transmit a recommendation to the Dean of Graduate School and Research to the Chancellor.
|2021 Debra Burke|
|2020 Albert Kopak||2019 Brian Byrd||2018 Brian Gastle|
|2017 Vittal Anantatmula||2016 Alvin Malesky||2015 Laura Wright|
|2014 Billy T. Ogletree||2013 P. Bradley Ulrich||2012 Robert F. Mulligan|
|2011 Christopher Cooper||2010 H. Gibbs Knotts||2009 Jayne Zanglein|
|2008 Mario Gaetano, Jr.||2007 James Thompson||2006 Mimi Fenton|
|2005 Hal Herzog||2004 Brian Railsback||2003 James W. Carland|
|2002 James T. Costa||2001 Rob Young||2000 Sabine J. Rundle|