Awards and Grants

Grant Recipients

Jan Dreachslin, Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Serving as lead investigator of a major research project for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), looking into the role diversity initiatives play in organizational performance, including culturally and linguistically appropriate patient care. The three-year research project is made possible through a $500,000 grant from Sodexho.

Kathryn Jablokow, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Received a two-year research grant of $252,000 from Astra-Zeneca on enhancing problem-solving performance across the pharmaceutical industry

Received a $48,500 grant for Tracking and Assessment of Technologies and Technology Education from PJM Interconnection, LLC

Received a $22,000 grant for Video Programming to Support Creativity Education and Research from the PSU Outreach Thematic Initiative Fund: PreK-12 Education

Daeil Nam, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Received a $5,200 grant by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to research the risk-return relation, based on a managerial evidence from national R&D funding projects. NIST’s mission is “to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”  NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The America COMPETES Act (PL 110-69, signed on Aug. 9, 2007) supports this program.

Colin Neill, Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Received the 2009 Penn State Great Valley Outstanding Teaching Award

Robin Qiu, Associate Professor of Information Science
Awarded a grant for his research in Service Enterprise Engineering by the National Science Foundation

David W. Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Received the 2008 Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ James Clayton Travel Award in the amount of $2,000

Raghu Sangwan, Associate Professor of Software Engineering
December 2009, Requirements and Architectures for Secure Systems, Network and Security Research Center & Ben Franklin Partnership. $11,360. Co-PI.

In May 2008, received the Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, School of Graduate Professional Studies, Pennsylvania State University.

Walter Wang, Associate Professor of Marketing
Received a $50,000 grant from the Hong Kong Research Council for research co-authored with two colleagues at City University of Hong Kong, “A Longitudinal Investigation of the Value Co-creation Process in Business-to-Business Market.”

Sabbatical and Visiting Professor Awards

Raghu Sangwan, Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Appointed visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon.

Academic, Teaching, and Service Awards

Janet Duck, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Received the Outstanding Faculty Award at the conclusion of the iMBA’s Term 8 Residency. This award recognizes her dedication and valuable contributions to the iMBA Program.

Dolores Fidishun, Librarian, Penn State Libraries; Head Librarian, Penn State Great Valley Library
Received the 2008 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women's Studies Section (WSS) Career Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., honors significant long-standing contributions to women's studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

Phillip Laplante, Professor of Software Engineering
Awarded the Golden Core Award “for long-standing member service to the society,” IEEE Computer Society, January 2009.

Received the Award of Merit, “In recognition of his service to, and support of, the IEEE Computer Society in its mission to enhance the technical leadership and services provided to the world’s computing professionals,” The New York Chapter, IEEE Computer Society, December 2008.

Kimberly Merriman, Assistant Professor of Management & Organization
Received a monetary award to produce a Penn State Equal Opportunity Planning Committee funded program to foster diversity at Penn State: "Enhancing Multi-Cultural Competencies for International Human Resource Management," with Denise Potosky.

Received the 2009 Penn State iMBA Outstanding Faculty Award

Denise Potosky, Associate Professor of Management and Organization
Received a 2009 Outstanding Reviewer award from the Organization Behavior (OB) Division of the Academy of Management.

Received the 2009 Arthur L. Glenn Award for Faculty Innovation.

Produced a Penn State Equal Opportunity Planning Committee funded program to foster diversity at Penn State, "Enhancing Multi-Cultural Competencies for International Human Resource Management," with Kimberly Merriman.

Patrick Qiang, Assistant Professor of Operations and Management
Received the Wootan Award in the Policy & Planning Ph.D. category given annually by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). This nationally-competitive award recognizes his outstanding dissertation prepared as part of his studies at the University of Massachusetts.

Robin Qiu, Associate Professor of Information Science
Received the IBM Faculty Award recognizing his last several years’ efforts of promoting Service Science worldwide.

Mary Catherine Scheeler, Associate Professor of Special Education
Received the 2008 Penn State Great Valley Outstanding Teaching Award.

Received the 2007 TED Publication Award

Doris Lee, Professor of Instructional Systems
Received the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA .
Received the 2008 Distinguished Paper Award at the International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Received the 2008 Leadership Award for the E-Learning Special Interest Group, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).