McGraw Hill Award

Annual McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award

This year represents the sixth 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 the 2021 conference 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.

Please extend a hearty congratulations to the following 2020 Recipients:

Wayne A. Babchuk, Ph.D.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rene D. Drumm, Ph.D.

University of Southern Mississippi

Benjamin F. Stickle, Ph.D.

Middle Tennessee State University