Three professors from the College of Communication and Information were recognized for their scholarship at the inaugural UT Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) Research Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 25.
CCI Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Suzie Allard (SIS) received a Research Spotlight Award in recognition of being CCI’s top sponsored research scholar.
Associate Professor Nick Geidner (JEM) received ORE’s Excellence in Community Engagement Award for his Land Grant Films’ projects through the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The award recognizes Geidner for having the top UTK faculty-led, mutually beneficial project, Land Grant Films, that connects the university with the community and results in excellence in engaged scholarship. Land Grant Films is a filmmaking group that provides students with experience in documentary storytelling. Geidner and his team are currently working on a documentary on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library entitled, “The Library That Dolly Built.”
CCI Interim Associate Dean for Research, Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir (SIS) received a Top Citations by College Award in recognition of being the individual with the highest total number of citations in the College of Communication and Information.
UT Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis and Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Robert Nobles presented 28 university-wide research awards to faculty and staff. Thomas Zacharia, director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was the guest speaker.