Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

Dave Berg holds the plaque commemorating his 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar Award. On either side of him stand Miami University president Greg Crawford and provost Phyllis Callahan.

David Berg, center, is one of three recipients of the Miami University Distinguished Scholar award for 2016-2017. He is pictured with university president Greg Crawford and provost Phyllis Callahan.

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2017 have been presented to David Berg, professor of biology; Jonathan Strauss, professor of French and Italian; and Janardin Subedi, professor of sociology and gerontology.

Distinguished Scholar Awards honor faculty whose sustained excellence in research or other creative activity has brought them prominence in their fields.

Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Mahmud Khan, assistant professor of physics; Brian Meyers, assistant professor of music; and April Smith, assistant professor of psychology.

Junior Faculty Scholar Awards honor faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research or artistry and have achieved significant standing in their fields. Candidates for the Junior Faculty Scholar Award must have received their highest degree no more than eight years before the time of nomination.

The scholars, named by the committee on faculty research, each receive a $2,000 grant for the pursuit of further research.

They were honored at the University Awards Reception April 10.

Read more about the three Distinguished Scholars on Campus News.

  • Applied and Natural Sciences: David Berg
  • Business, Education and Social Sciences: Janardin Subedi
  • Humanities and Creative Arts: Jonathan Strauss

Read more about the three Junior Faculty Scholars on Campus News.

  • Applied and Natural Sciences: Mahmud Khan
  • Business, Education and Social Sciences: April Smith
  • Humanities and Creative Arts: Brian Meyers

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Photos of April Smith and David Berg by Scott Kissell, Miami University Photo Services.