1998 Awardees

  • Ronald L. Akers, Ph.D. Virtually every criminology graduate student in the United States and Europe will read Ronald Akers’ text, Deviant Behavior: A Social Learning Approach. Every criminology textbook discusses his theoretical and empirical ... Read more
  • Linda Arbuckle, M.F.A. She’s been described as the “Chopin of ceramics” because she creates a lyricism without sacrificing tough aesthetic principles, and a “potter’s potter” because her tactical aesthetics are crucial to all ... Read more
  • Mark A. Atkinson, Ph.D. A sincere desire to see that a cure for diabetes is uncovered forms the basis for Mark Atkinson’s career. Internationally recognized as one of the outstanding young scientists investigating the ... Read more
  • Rodney J. Bartlett, Ph.D. Generally acknowledged as one of the top three ab initio quantum chemistry theorists in the world, Rodney Bartlett’s scientific papers have generated such a volume of citations that he is ... Read more
  • William C. Calin, Ph.D. William Calin is described as a superb teacher, an “indefatigable” mentor and adviser and an “unusually engaged professional citizen within the University of Florida and beyond,” with a “consummately distinguished” ... Read more
  • Stanley F. Dermott, Ph.D. When Stanley Dermott gazes into the night skies, he might spy Asteroid 3647, also known as Dermott, which was named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. “Dermott’s unusually ... Read more
  • J. Bert Flanegan, Ph.D. J. Bert Flanegan, a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in the College of Medicine, is recognized as a world-class virologist and a leading authority on the replication of positive-strand ... Read more
  • Donald J. Forrester, Ph.D. Donald Forrester, a renowned wildlife disease specialist at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has studied the prevalence, distribution, transmission and impact of diseases on free-ranging populations of mammals, birds ... Read more
  • Henry L. Gholz, Ph.D. The main focus of Henry Gholz’s research into the relationships between the structure and function of forest ecosystems has been the managed slash pine plantations and associated wetlands of Florida. Gholz’s ... Read more
  • Robin M. Giblin-Davis, Ph.D. Robin M. Giblin-Davis’ research focuses on determining the control potential of different cultural, biological and chemical strategies for the management of nematode populations in turfgrasses and ornamental plants. With support from ... Read more
  • Dennis J. Gray, Ph.D. Dennis Gray uses biotechnology to develop more disease-resistant grapes and improved seedless varieties of watermelons. The in vitro regeneration systems he has developed for several species of grapes, as well ... Read more
  • Paul Hargrave, Ph.D. Paul Hargrave, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has a reputation as a leading researcher in the biochemistry of the visual process that serves as a basis for understanding ... Read more
  • David A. Hodell, Ph.D. David Hodell believes climate had a lot to do with the collapse of the Mayan civilization a millenium ago. Hodell says climate, soil and vegetation changes in core samples from ... Read more
  • Sally Hutchinson, Ph.D. In the course of her extensive interviews with Alzheimer’s patients, Sally Hutchinson is constantly reminded of how their frustrations might be eased if only their disease could be diagnosed earlier. ... Read more
  • Lonnie O’Neil Ingram, Ph.D. Lonnie Ingram has spent much of his distinguished career trying to make the world less dependent on fossil fuels. During the past decade, Ingram has become one of the most ... Read more
  • Kevin S. Jones, Ph.D. Kevin Jones has spent his career exploring the relationship between the processing of semiconductors and the microstructure/properties of the resulting devices. His work on the role ion implantation plays in ... Read more
  • Mark Law, Ph.D. Mark Law is designing computer simulations that will help industry develop the next generation of microprocessors. Law says ever-shrinking microprocessors are becoming increasingly vulnerable to impurities introduced during the manufacturing process ... Read more
  • M. David Miller, Ph.D. M. David Miller’s research focuses on two important areas in modern education – special education and educational assessment. During the past decade, Miller has received more than $1.5 million in ... Read more
  • Ivar A. Mjör, Dr. Odont. Ivar A. Mjör, a world-renowned researcher at the UF College of Dentistry, is investigating how general dental practice has changed over time, with special emphasis on operative dentistry. Mjör, who is ... Read more
  • Vasudha Narayanan, Ph.D. Described by a colleague at Columbia University as “this nation’s premier interpreter of the Hindu tradition,” Vasudha Narayanan’s research ranges from translating ninth-century Indian poetry to “monastery hopping” around the ... Read more
  • Panos Pardalos, Ph.D. Panos Pardalos is one of the world’s leading experts in the emerging field of global optimization. This field addresses a core set of problems that arise in a wide variety ... Read more
  • Juan F. Perea, J.D. Juan Perea has become an influential voice in the American legal community on the subjects of language policy and history, discrimination law, and immigration and race relations. Perea’s 1997 book Immigrants ... Read more
  • Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D. Mohan Raizada, has become well-known for his research in the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of hypertension. Raizada, who joined the faculty in 1981, is leading research to study the cellular ... Read more
  • Suresh Rao, Ph.D. Suresh Rao’s research focuses on innovative technologies for remediation of contaminated soils, sediments and aquifers. Specifically, he has developed and field tested new techniques for enhanced cleanup of soils and groundwater ... Read more
  • Neil Rowland, Ph.D. Neil Rowland studies the brain mechanisms underlying food and fluid intake. Through experiments to either induce or inhibit intake of water and sodium in rats, he has been able to ... Read more
  • Steven M. Shugan, Ph.D. Steven Shugan thinks marketing scholars neglect the service sector of the economy and he’s out to change that. Despite the fact that most new jobs are in the service sector, ... Read more
  • Rosalia C.M. Simmen, Ph.D. Rosalia Simmen studies pregnancy in large animal models (pigs and cows), but she gets special satisfaction from the impact her research could have on humans. “One aspect of my research ... Read more
  • William W. Thatcher, Ph.D. William Thatcher is one of the world’s leading authorities on bovine reproduction. He has applied his basic research on dairy cattle reproduction to produce breakthrough discoveries in methods for reproductive ... Read more
  • Deborah Treise, Ph.D. Debbie Treise is trying to teach journalism to scientists and science to journalists in an effort to improve how both communicate with the public. Toward that end, NASA has awarded Treise ... Read more
  • Don W. Walker, Ph.D. Don Walker, a professor of neuroscience in the College of Medicine and director of the Center for Alcohol Research in the UF Brain Institute, is widely known for his research ... Read more