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Previous President’s Award for Excellence (Early Career and Sustained Career)


There are two categories of Faculty Awards for Excellence. 

  • The Early Career Award recognizes faculty who exhibit exceptional promise within their first seven years with the university. Promise may be demonstrated in scholarship, research, or creativity. Total professional experience since award of highest degree cannot exceed ten years.
  • The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes faculty for distinguished career-long, sustained excellence in scholarship, research, or creativity, for a period of fifteen or more years.
2015 Early Career Award Recipient

Gavin McLean King, Physics and Biochemistry, UM-Columbia

Previous Recipients
Early Career
Year Honoree Department Campus
2014 Richard Dawes Chemistry Missouri S&T
2013 Suzanna Kay Long Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Missouri S&T
2012 Anthony Caruso Physics and Astronomy UM-Kansas City
2011 Jay J. Thelen Associate Professor of Biochemistry UM-Columbia


2015 Sustained Career Award Recipient

James Birchler, Biological Sciences, UM-Columbia

Previous Recipients
Sustained Career
Year Honoree Department Campus
2014 Jerry Taylor Genetics and Animal Sciences UM-Columbia
2013 Bahram Mashhoon Department of Physics and Astronomy UM-Columbia
2012 Grace Y. Sun Biochemistry UM-Columbia
2011 Nelson Cowan Professor of Psychology UM-Columbia

Reviewed 2016-10-04.