Monday, April 23, 2012

Supernetwork Center Associates Get Two Research Awards

I always say that good news comes in threes, bur rather than waiting and, as a very proud Academic Mom (of 16 students, who have received their PhDs), I will share recent awards that two of my former doctoral students have received for their research.

Dr. Jose M. Cruz, who holds 5 degrees from UMass Amherst, including the PhD, has been named an Ackerman Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Business.

The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing all round academic productivity among the faculty of the School. It is awarded to faculty who are not already supported by Chair or Professorship appointments. The award is supported by the Ackerman Fund, the School and the departments. The purpose of the Ackerman Fund is to "grant a monetary reward to faculty members who have excelled in classroom teaching, curriculum development, research, outreach to business and state agencies.”

Also, Dr. Patrick, Qiang, who also received a PhD from UMass Amherst, and was the recipient of the Charles V. Wootan Award for his dissertation, has received an Early Career Award for his research and scholarship from the Graduate School of Professor Studies at Pennsylvania State University Great Valley.

Both Professor Cruz and Professor Qiang are Associates of the Supernetwork Center and information on their dissertations can be found here.