Distinguished Scholar

In this program, Miami faculty members nominate their peers to be recognized for outstanding research and scholarly activities. The Scholars, named by the Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) and the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS), receive a grant for the pursuit of further research or creative endeavor.

For additional information about this program, visit the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS). Nominations for 2016 are due by March 7, 2016.  Please use the following form to submit a nomination.

Award Recipients

The following are recipients of the Distinguished Scholar award, presented during the first Faculty Assembly meeting of the academic year.


William Boone

Department of Educational Psychology


Stacey Lowery Bretz

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


LuMing Mao

Department of English


Per Bloland

Department of Music


Elizabeth Kiel

Department of Psychology


Byran Smucker

Department of Statistics