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Recent and Previous Faculty Awardees

UCF celebrates its faculty members whose achievements and exceptional creative works earn external honors and recognition.

Below are current and previous UCF faculty award recipients and a separate list of current and previous Fulbright scholars. For assistance with award opportunities or other inquires, please contact Charlenne Valere, Director of Academic Programs, at Charlenne.Valere@ucf.edu.

Explore the Honorees

FacultyAward Year Society
Demetrios ChristodoulidesArthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science2023American Physical Society
Chen, KenleFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2023National Science Foundation (NSF)
Pamela WisniewskiWilliam T. Grant Scholar2023William T. Grant Foundation
Peter J. DelfyettAAAS Fellow2022American Association for the Advancement of Science, The (AAAS)
Ronald F. DeMaraAAAS Fellow2022American Association for the Advancement of Science, The (AAAS)
Greg TrompeterAAA/Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award2022American Accounting Association
Eunkyung LeeAACR Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award2022American Association for Cancer Research
Mubarak ShahAAIA Fellow2022Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association
Ross WolfACE Fellow2022American Council on Education (ACE)
Liu, FeiFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Jiang, TengfeiFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Jung, YeonwoongFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Kim, BrianFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Wahl, ThomasFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Thankachan, SharmaFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Kwok, KawaiFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Razavi, MehdiFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2022National Science Foundation (NSF)
Kent-Walsh, JenniferASHA Fellows2022American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Sonia C. ArellanoCCCC Richard Braddock Award2022National Council of Teachers of English
Magdalena PasaricaCurtis G Hames Research Award2022Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Kathleen RichardsonDarshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lecturer2022American Ceramic Society
Patrick PabianDistinguished Fellow, FNAP2022National Academies of Practice
Damla TurgutDistinguished Lecturers2022IEEE Communications Society
Timothy KotnourDistinguished Professor Award2022IEOM Society International
Popolan-Vaida, DenisiaEarly Career Research Award2022Department of Energy
David H. FukudaEducator of the Year2022National Strength and Conditioning Association
Shin-Tson WuEdwin H Land Medal2022Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Laurene TetardExperimental Physics Investigators Initiative2022Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Yunjun XuFellow2022American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Hsin-Hsiung HuangFrank F Aplan Award2022American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers(AIME)
Jun WangIEEE Fellow2022Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Gregory WelchIEEE Fellow2022Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Ahmad ElshennawyIEOM Distinguished Service Award2022IEOM Society International
Mansooreh MollaghasemiIEOM Woman in Industry and Academia (WIIA) Award2022IEOM Society International
Nichole LighthallKavli Frontiers of Science Fellows2022National Academy of Sciences
Morris Casano BeatoNeurologic Physical Therapy Section/Excellence in Neurologic Education2022American Physical Therapy Association
Caranto, JonathanNIH Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)2022National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Staci ZavattaroPAR/Laverne Burchfield Award2022American Society for Public Administration, The
Luis FavelaScialog Fellows2022Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Mindi AndersonSSH Fellow2022Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Earley-Spadoni, Tiffany C.Summer Stipends Awards2022National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Richard KlemmU.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program2022Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Felipe VianaU.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program2022Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
W. Bryce HagedornACA Foundation David K Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award2021American Counseling Association
Eleazar VasquezACE Fellow2021American Council on Education (ACE)
Shah, Mubarak AliACM Fellow2021Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peter J. Delfyett, Jr.Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science2021American Physical Society
Peter J. DelfyettNAE Membership2021National Academy of Engineering
Naim KapucuFellow of National Academy of Public Administration2021National Academy of Public Administration
Robert Steward JR.Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2021National Science Foundation (NSF)
Yanjie FuFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2021National Science Foundation (NSF)
Samik BhattacharyaFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2021National Science Foundation (NSF)
Salvador Almagro-MorenoFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2021National Science Foundation (NSF)
Lorraine F LeonFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program2021National Science Foundation (NSF)
Waldemar KarwowskiArnold M. Small President's Distinguished Service Award2021Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Zhaomiao GuoBest ISERC Paper Award2021Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Paul GazzilloDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA)2021Department of Defense (DOD)
Sejal BardenDon Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award2021American Counseling Association
Dalena Dillman TaylorDon Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award2021American Counseling Association
Xiaoxiao FuEmerging Scholar of Distinction2021International Academy for the Study of Tourism
Ali P. GordonFellow2021American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Peter HancockFellow2021National Academy of Kinesiology
Jeffrey StoutFellow2021National Academy of Kinesiology
Mark SchaferFPA Distinguished Scholar Award2021International Studies Association
Patric R. SpenceInstructional Development Division/Top Paper Award2021National Communication Association
Humberto CampinsJefferson Science Fellows at the US Dept of State2021National Academies, The
Michelle KelleyJudy Richardson Literacy as a Living Legacy Award2021Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers
Heather Keathley-HerringMerritt Williamson Award2021American Society for Engineering Management
Gregory WelchNAI Fellow2021National Academy of Inventors
William HanneyNSCA Fellowship2021National Strength and Conditioning Association
Elizabeth J. BrisboisPMSE-Young Investigator2021American Chemical Society
Laurene TetardScialog Collaborative Team Awards2021Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Laurene TetardScialog Fellows2021Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Xiaohu XiaScialog Fellows2021Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Salvador Almagro-MorenoScialog Fellows2021Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Sch?lzgen, AxelSPIE Fellow2021International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
Sonia C. ArellanoThe Kathleen Ethel Welch Outstanding Article Award2021Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
Varadraj Prabhu GurupurTriumph Awards/Innovation Award2021American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Michael LeuenbergerU.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program2021Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Richard KlemmU.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program2021Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Shawn PutnamU.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program2021Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Kathleen RichardsonACerS/EPDC: Greaves-Walker Lifetime Service Award2020American Ceramic Society
Jacqueline LaMannaADCES Fellows2020American Association of Diabetes Educators
Amie NewinsAPS Rising Star2020Association for Psychological Science
Moharam, M. G.OSA Fellow1996Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Delfyett Jr., PeterPresidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)1996President of the United States of America
Phanstiel, Otto Cottrell College Science Award1996Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Beidel, Deborah CAPA Fellow1996American Psychological Association
C. Kumar N. PatelNational Medal of Science1996National Science and Technology Medals Foundation
LI, GUIFANGFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program1996National Science Foundation (NSF)
NICHOLAS J. GARBERD. Grant Mickle Award1995Transportation Research Board
Guifang LiYoung Investigator Program Award (YIP)1995Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Klemm, Richard AndrewAPS Fellow1994American Physical Society
Peter A. HancockBest Ergonomics in Design Article Award1994Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Scot FrenchCarter G. Woodson Institute/Residential Fellowship1994University of Virginia
Deborah J. NightingaleNAE Membership1993National Academy of Engineering
Wu, Shin-TsonOSA Fellow1993Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Chow, LouisFellow1992American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Richardson, MartinOSA Fellow1992Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Bahaa A. SalehIEEE Fellow1991Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Folger, Robert GAPA Fellow1991American Psychological Association
Deborah BeidelPresident's New Researcher1990Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Fon L. GordonResearch Fellowships for Recent Recipients of the PhD Degree1990American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Soileau, M. J.OSA Fellow1990Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Gavriel SalvendyNAE Membership1990National Academy of Engineering
Waldemar KarwowskiOutstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award - Education and Industry1989Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
C. Kumar N. PatelFrederic Ives Medal/Quinn Endowment Winners1989Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
C. KUMAR PATELMedal of Honor1989Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Konstantin VodopyanovHumboldt Research Fellowship1989Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation
C. Kumar N. PatelGeorge E Pake Prize1988American Physical Society
Marwan SimaanIEEE Fellow1988Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Gavriel SalvendyIISE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award1988Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Soileau, M. J.SPIE Fellow1988International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
Peter HancockEarly Career Distinguished Scholar Award1987North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Wasfy B. MikhaelIEEE Fellow1987Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Salvendy, GavrielAPA Fellow1987American Psychological Association
Gavriel SalvendyFellow Award1986Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Bahaa E. SalehGuggenheim Fellowship1984John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Maureen AmbroseDivision 14-Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology-Robert J Wherry Award for the Best Paper At the IO/OB Conference1983American Psychological Association
Chandra Kumar N. PatelCharles Hard Townes Award1982Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Saleh, Bahaa E.A.OSA Fellow1982Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
Patel, Chandra Kumar NaranbhaiAAAS Fellow1980American Association for the Advancement of Science, The (AAAS)
Patel, Kumar NaranbhaiAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences Member/Fellow1976American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Patel, Chandra Kumar N.OSA Fellow1976Optical Society of America, The (OSA)
C. Kumar N. PatelIEEE Fellow1975Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
C. Kumar PatelNAS Members1974National Academy of Sciences
M. Zuhair NashedPaul R. Halmos - Lester R. Ford Awards1967Mathematical Association of America
Chandra Kumar N. PatelAdolph Lomb Medal1966Optical Society of America, The (OSA)

Fulbright Scholars

Awardee NameAward Name´╗┐Award Governing Society Year Received
Jascinth LindoFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2021
Ann MillerFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2020
Scott WaringFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2020
Azevedo, RogerFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2019
Anderson, MindiFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Choi, Yoon KiFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Meehan, KevinFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Miller, AnnFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Ozoglu, AdemFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Watson, KeriFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2017
Cleavenger, DeanFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Dimitrovski, AleksandarFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Kokoulin, VyacheslavFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Peters, PhilipFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Richardson, MartinFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Waring, ScottFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2016
Biraimah, KarenFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2014
Kovach, KeithFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2014
Marinescu, DanFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2014
Miller, AnnFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2014
Hoffman, EricFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2013
Marinescu, DanFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2013
Milman, AdyFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2013
Chang, Ni-BinFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2012
Marinescu, DanFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2012
Tan, HuaixiangFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2012
Tan, HuaixiangFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2012
Weishampel, John FrederickFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2012
Duncan, NeilFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2011
Marinescu, DanFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2011
Steve CollinsFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2011
Biraimah, Karen LeeFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2008
Campins, HumbertoFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2008
John Frederick WeishampelFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2005
Pizam, AbrahamFulbright SpecialistUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2005
Keith Michael KovachFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2004
Beiler, Rosalind J.Fulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2003
Houman A. SadriFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2002
Houman Ahmad SadriFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs2000
Issa BatarsehFulbright ScholarUnited States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs1997

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