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The University Mid-Career Scholar Award

The University Mid-Career Scholar Award will recognize a growing body of scholarship or creative achievement made by a mid-career faculty member. One award will be given to recognize outstanding accomplishments completed primarily at Villanova University by a faculty member at the Associate level (or Full Professor in the School of Law), with between 6 and 15 years of service at the University.

The award will include a framed certificate, $2000 cash award, and public recognition at an annual “Outstanding Scholars Dinner” and at the University graduation ceremony.

Eligibility for the Award

All full-time faculty members, including CNT and tenured faculty, at the associate level are eligible.


An online nomination form will gather the following information: Nominator’s Name and Department/College, Nominee’s Name and Department/College, and a short narrative describing why the nominator feels the nominee is an outstanding candidate for the award. All eligible nominees will be contacted and asked to submit supporting materials such as a current Vita and a narrative describing the quality and significance of their scholarship and creative achievement(s). Self-nominations are not accepted.

Previous Winners

Year Mid-Career Scholar Award Winner
2018 Dr. Michael Tomko, Humanities
2019 Dr. Jill McCorkel, Sociology and Criminology
2020 Dr. Gabriel Rockhill, Philosophy
2021 Dr. Thomas Ksiazek, Communication
2022 Dr. Rabih Moussawi, Finance
2023 Dr. Lisa Rodrigues, Geography and the Environment
2024 Dr. Bo Li, Mechanical Engineering

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