Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to offer a variety of internal funding programs for faculty and student researchers across the USC system, at every level. To ensure these programs are effective and successful, we count on the support of faculty partners who serve on review committees and mentor student researchers. We are so fortunate to have many faculty members who generously share their expertise to support these programs each year.
To celebrate the outstanding faculty members who pitch in year after year, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Research Service Awards and Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards.
Distinguished Research Service Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to USC’s research community through consistent service as reviewers and committee members for our internal funding and awards programs.
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees have dedicated extensive time and energy to guiding undergraduate students through the research process, from developing a new project to teaching research methods and skills to providing the support needed for a student to see their project through.
Please join the Office of Research in congratulating our 2023 DRSA and DURMA recipients.
2023 Distinguished Research Service Awards
Mary Ellen Bellanca, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Arts and Letters, USC Sumter
Carol Boggs, Ph.D., Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Environment, and Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Tisha M. Felder, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Jennifer T. Grier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine - Greenville
Richard Heiens, Ph.D., Professor, Business Administration, USC Beaufort
Armen Shaomian, D.M.A., Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. Faculty Principal, Preston Residential College
Jill Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health
Eric P. Vejerano, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health
2023 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards
Kara Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education
Cynthia Corbett, Ph.D., SmartState Endowed Chair in Clinical Effectiveness Research/Chronic Care Management, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Meredith DeBoom, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
Brent Klein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences