Annual McGraw Hill
Distinguished Scholar Award


This year represents the fifth annual distinguished scholar award and we are grateful to the McGraw Hill textbook publisher for lending their corporate name to the awards.  The awards are intended to (a) recognize quality scholarship among EQRC participants and (b) encourage able scholars to continue participating in the conference.   EQRC will bestow 3-4 awards on an annual basis and they will be recognized in the conference program.  We assembled an ad hoc committee of able scholars who had previously received the McGraw Hill (MH) award.  The committee reviewed CVs of individuals who previously have had relatively longstanding participation with the conference and evidenced able scholarship in research conference presentations, journal publications, and other scholarly contributions to their respective fields.

The recipients of this year’s MH awards will be eligible to serve on the selection committee for future MH awards.  We will again form an ad hoc committee for 2018 and the EQRC conference Director will appoint a new selection committee annually.  MH award candidates may be self-nominated by sending an e-mail message to the conference Director with an accompanying CV.  For selection, the individual must have previously attended EQRC and also attend the conference in the year in which an award is bestowed.  Particular consideration is given to evident scholarship and continued participation in the EQRC conference.  Recipients may be selected from later career scholars with established records of publications and/or early/mid-career faculty who provide evidence of particularly promising scholarly careers.

Following were the 2017 Recipients:

Kristi Jackson
President and Founder: Queri

Eli Lieber
University of California, Los Angeles

Chyllis Scott
University of Nevada, Las Vegas