Nine Faculty Members Win Ray Taylor Award
Three research projects were awarded the Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for Faculty Development, University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D. announced on Wednesday.
Winners were announced at the spring semester business meeting for faculty and professional staff. They each received framed award certificates for their research projects.
Ray Taylor Award grants help offset the cost of travel, equipment, professional services, and other costs associated with scholarly research.
Projects awarded this year were â€śThe Hosta Lilies Plant Project,â€ť submitted by Associate Professor Robert Cordero, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Stanley Mauldin, Ph.D.; â€śFranz Marc (German Painter) Research,â€ť submitted by Professor Arthur Grugan, Ph.D., JD; and â€śEnglish as a Second Language: Reading Comprehension Study,â€ť submitted by Associate Professor Roger Gee, Ph.D., Associate Professor Helen Hoffner, Ed.D., Professor Kathleen B. Quinn, Ph.D., Professor Anthony J. Applegate, Ph.D., Professor Gloria M. Kersey-Matusiak, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Ann Buttner, Ph.D.
To be considered for the award, faculty must submit an application and funding proposal endorsed by the dean of their school. The proposals are reviewed by a committee of their colleagues who recommend proposals for funding. Those recommended proposals are reviewed by senior administration, which gives final approval.
The award program was established through an endowment created by Carol Taylor, RN, Ph.D., a former University faculty member who served from 1979 to 1987 and 1995 to 1997 in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Dr. Taylor and her family created the award to honor her deceased father, Raymond Taylor.